Poldowski: Art Songs
Poldowski was the pseudonym of Lady Dean Paul, born (in Belgium) Irène Régine Wieniawska, youngest daughter of the celebrated Polish violinist and composer Henryk Wieniawski. Beginning in 1900, she became firmly established in London as a pianist and composer, and enjoyed success in major cities on both sides of the Atlantic.
The 26 art songs heard here, four of which are world premiere recordings, eloquently attest to Poldowski’s remarkable originality and facility as a composer — revealing a range of color, mood and emotion that make listeners wonder why these beautifully crafted gems ever fell into obscurity.
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