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Szymon Laks: Chamber Works

ARC Ensemble

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String Quartet No. 4  
1
I. Allegro non troppo
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
4:23
2
II. Andante sostenuto
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
5:53
3
III. Quasi presto, con fuoco
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
4:19
Divertimento  
4
I. Allegro non troppo, quasi una marcia (Version for Violin, Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano)
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
5:03
5
II. Andante - Allegretto subito - Tempo I (Version for Violin, Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano)
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
4:33
6
III. Molto allegro e giocoso (Version for Violin, Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano)
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
3:44
Piano Sonatina  
7
I. Moderato
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
5:02
8
II. Scherzino. Vivace
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
1:33
9
III. Lento non troppo - Molto tranquillo - Meno mosso
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
2:49
10
IV. Allegro non troppo
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
5:21
Concertino  
11
I. Allegro scherzoso - Più mosso
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
4:17
12
II. Andante meditativo - Un poco meno mosso
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
3:25
13
III. Presto non troppo - Meno mosso e calando - Tempo I - Prestissimo
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
5:38
14
Passacaille (Version for Clarinet & Piano)
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
5:47
Piano Quintet  
15
I. Allegro quasi presto - Meno mosso, un poco rubato - Un poco meno - Tempo I - A tempo meno mosso - Tempo I
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
4:41
16
II. Lento sostenuto - Un poco animato e rubato - Tempo, tranquillo
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
6:23
17
III. Vivace non troppo - Tempo meno mosso - Da capo senza replica - Coda
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
3:31
18
IV. Allegro moderato ma deciso - Un poco pesante ma a tempo - Più mosso e agitato
Szymon Laks; ARC Ensemble
5:31
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:21:53
“This set of [Laks] chamber music, sparkily played by the ARC Ensemble – speaks of musical development thwarted by an experience that only the inward-looking Passacaille of 1945 hints at...”
- The Guardian

Award-winning Canadian group ARC Ensemble have become known for their tireless efforts to bring the work of composers who were persecuted by the Nazi regime to a wider audience. This release focuses on the chamber music of Polish-Jewish composer Szymon Laks, who led the orchestra of prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Often overshadowed by the impact of his account of his experiences at Auschwitz, Laks's music is worthy of attention in its own right, making this world premiere recording a welcome release.
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Tracks 1-3 – contains material which utilizes a limited amount of the available bandwidth.

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