Szymanowski: Symphonies 2 & 4
Szymanowski: Symphony #4, Op 60, Symphonie concertante (25:15)
Louis Lortie, piano; BBC Symphony Orchestra / Edward Gardner
For much of his life, and for several decades after his death, the music of the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski remained unknown to most concert-goers outside Poland. A revival began in the 1970s, and this new series by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner brings a welcome opportunity to re-engage with a composer whose ‘outsider’ status still seems to haunt him.