Pizzicato (Luxembourg)

The Polish pianist Barbara Karaskiewicz plays the piano music by Karol Szymanowski on a Divine Art CD: 9 Préludes op. 1, 4 Etudes op. 4, 3 Masques op. 34 and 2 Mazurkas op. 62. The program encompasses all his compositional work from the first to the last opus number. Barbara Karaskiewicz makes the development of the composer from the romanticist to the expressionist clear and plays the four works on a high level technically, musically always correct, and highly sensitive. Her strength lies clearly in the more meditative and the reflective works.

—Remy Franck