Classics & Discoveries

How about a return to the idea of a salon? A small meeting in a group of close and kind people (although they probably think this and that about each other) in order to make music together? Or at least to listen to music? Removing the worries of external reality, collapsing in the plush of sofas and armchairs, finding refuge in the warm light of dimmed lamps. It is a bygone world, but music, like no other art, can bring it closer to us. Sometimes one CD is enough... (Dominika Micał, „Ruch Muzyczny”)

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Classics and discoveries

Album released on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Cracow Duo: Kalinowski & Szlezer, is composed from the most famous pieces for cello and piano, and extraordinary musical discoveries. This unique album includes, among others Swan from "Carnival of Animals" by Camille Saint-Saëns or Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla, as well as romantic and melodic compositions less known to listeners, including: Romance sans paroles by Zygmunt Stojowski or Milontan by José Bragato.

We have been friends since childhood, and we studied in Krakow and Paris. We performed on the most prestigious stages in the world, incl. Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Salle Cortot in Paris, Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Alfred Newman Hall in Los Angeles, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico.

The album that we are handing over to you is a story of twenty years of working and traveling together told with music.

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DUX 1817, 2021
Paweł Małecki - recording supervision & sound engineering
Magda Piotrowska – mastering
Aleksandra Kuzemko - project manager
Anita Wąsik-Płocińska – photos
Żaneta Pniewska – translation
Rafał Dymerski - graphic design and page layout
Marcin Targoński – editor