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After decades of studying Karol Szymanowski's solo piano works, Krystian Zimerman presents an album with a diverse repertoire spanning from 1899 to the mid-1920s. It shows the multifaceted nature of Szymanowski's musical language and sheds new light on the composer's previously little-known oeuvre. The album combines the 2022 recording at the Fukuyama Concert Hall designed by world-renowned acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota with Zimerman's previously unreleased 1994 recording. 'Karol Szymanowski: Piano Works' thus concludes Zimerman's journey through Szymanowski's solo piano music, which began in 1994. The album offers the listener a fascinating insight into Szymanowski's sound world, from the splendor and opulence of the 'Masques' to the noble variations on a Polish folk theme and the folksy idioms of the 'Mazurkas'.

Track Listing:
1. Préludes, op. 1, No. 1. Andante Ma Non Troppo in B Minor (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
2. Préludes, op. 1, No. 2. Andante Con Moto in D Minor (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
3. Préludes, op. 1, No. 7. Moderato in C Minor (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
4. Préludes, op. 1, No. 8. Andante Ma Non Troppo in E-flat Minor (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
5. Masques, op. 34, Shéhérazade. Lento Assai. Languido (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
6. Masques, op. 34, Tantris Le Bouffon. Vivace Assai (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
7. Masques, op. 34, Sérénade De Don Juan. Vivace (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
1. Mazurkas, op. 50, No. 13. Moderato (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
2. Mazurkas, op. 50, No. 14. Animato Z Elegancja I Grandezza (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
3. Mazurkas, op. 50, No. 15. Allegretto Dolce. Naiwnie I Sentymentalnie (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
4. Mazurkas, op. 50, No. 16. Allegramente. Vigoroso (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
5. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Andante Doloroso Rubato (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
6. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Tema. Andantino Semplice (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
7. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 1. Meno Mosso (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
8. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 2. Agitato (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
9. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 3. Lento Mesto, Ma Poco Agitato (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
10. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 4. Allegro Molto Agitato (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
11. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 5. Andantino (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
12. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 6. Andante Dolcissimo (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
13. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 7. Più Mosso (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
14. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 8. Marcia Funebre (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
15. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 9. Più Mosso (Allegro) (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman
16. Variations on a Polish folk theme, op. 10, Variation 10. Finale. Allegro Vivo (Karol Szymanowski) - Krystian Zimerman

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