Songs of Caress

for soprano and piano trio (2007)

All texts in the work, which are poems by 19th and 20th-century Polish and American poets, seem to have a certain subtle quality in seeing the world, things and people, which could be described as tenderness. It is about tenderness, understood as broadly as possible: as delicacy, tenderness and caress, but also shared-feeling, concern, longing, commitment or even passion. The whole form of the piece consists in a gradual transition from a straightforward tenderness - loving, clearly directed, without understatement, to a different tenderness - somewhat cool, sad, slightly disturbing; tenderness towards someone elsewhere.

 

The piece was written in autumn 2007 in Louisville, with the support of the Scholarship of the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship in the field of culture, in the 2nd edition of 2007.

 

Performance history:

PREMIERE: March 28, 2008; Ewa Majcherczyk, Krzysztof Lasoń, Stanisław Lasoń, Jacek Maksymiuk; Ewa Majcherczyk's Diploma Recital; Chamber Hall II of the Academy of Music Karol Szymanowski in Katowice.

 

January 10, 2008; Ewa Majcherczyk, Krzysztof Lasoń, Stanisław Lasoń, Jacek Maksymiuk; Recital by Dan Weeks and Naomi Oliphant; Chamber Hall for them. Adam Didur, Silesian Opera in Bytom.

 

Recordings history

January 11, 2009; Urszula Kryger, Krzysztof Lasoń, Stanisław Lasoń, Piotr Sałajczyk; realization: Julita Emanuiłow, Beata Jankowska-Burzyńska; Concert Hall of the Academy of Music Karol Szymanowski in Katowice

 

Fragment 1
Fragment 2

Performers: Urszula Kryger (mezzo-soprano), Krzysztof Lasoń (vn), Stanisław Lasoń (vc), Piotr Sałajczyk (pf)

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