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Po Co Śpiewać Piosenki? Album II

by Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek

The blend of Katarzyna Sądej's rich mezzo-soprano tone and Barbara Bochenek's exhilarating piano playing unveils Derwid's 33 songs for voice and piano set as tangos, fox trots, waltzes, "blues" and a beguine.
Genre: Easy Listening: Classical Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nie Chcę Z Tobą Się Umawiać
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
2:21 $0.99
2. Z Lat Dziecinnych
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
4:36 $0.99
3. Telimena
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
3:24 $0.99
4. Tabu
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
6:45 $0.99
5. W Lunaparku
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
4:10 $0.99
6. Warszawski Dorożkarz
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
5:09 $0.99
7. Kapitańska Ballada
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
5:13 $0.99
8. Milczące Serce
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
3:55 $0.99
9. Plamy Na Słońcu
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
4:56 $0.99
10. Twoje Imieniny
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
4:00 $0.99
11. Podlotek
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
6:10 $0.99
12. Złote Pantofelki
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
3:17 $0.99
13. Cyrk Jedzie
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
3:15 $0.99
14. Jeden Przystanek Dalej
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
3:00 $0.99
15. Miłość I Świat
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
4:42 $0.99
16. Serce Na Wietrze
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
5:13 $0.99
17. Na Co Czekasz
Katarzyna Sadej & Barbara Bochenek
4:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Po co śpiewać piosenki?"
Album II

"Why Sing Songs?"
Volume II

01 - Nie chcę z tobą się umawiać (I Do Not Want To Date You Anymore)
02 - Z lat dziecinnych (From Childhood Years)
03 - Telimena (Telimena)
04 - Tabu (Taboo)
05 - W lunaparku (At The Carnival)
06 - Warszawski dorozkarz (The Warsaw Coachman)
07 - Kapitańska ballada (The Captain's Ballad)
08 - Milczące serce (Silenced Heart)
09 - Plamy na słoncu (Stains On The Sun)
10 - Twoje imieniny (Your Name-Day)
11 - Podlotek (The Teenage Girl)
12 - Złote pantofelki (Golden Slippers)
13 - Cyrk jedzie (The Circus Is Coming)
14 - Jeden przystanek dalej (One Stop Further)
15 - Miłość i świat (Love And The World)
16 - Serce na wietrze (Heart On The Wind)
17 - Na co czekasz (What Are You Waiting For)

Katarzyna Sadej, Mezzo-Soprano
Barbara Bochenek, Piano
Paul Tavenner, Recording Engineer
Recorded at Big City Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Witold Lutosławski ('Derwid'), Composer
Song Text Authors: T. Urgacz, M. Lebkowski, J. Miller, E. Zytomirski, Z. Kaszkur, Z. Zapert, Z. Kierszys, A. Hosper, K. Kord, A. Miedzyrzecki, J. Ficowski, E. Szpak
Cover Photo: Lucyna Przasnyski
Cover Wardrobe: EwelineB Fashion
Cover Design: Justyna Szluinska

A heartfelt Thank You to all sponsors who donated privately or via Go Fund Me to help make this recording possible!

This is a two-volume recording of Derwid's complete song output. But who is "Derwid"?

Katarzyna Sądej, mezzo-soprano, and Barbara Bochenek, pianist, enjoy presenting voice-piano works that are less known to the public and that deserve bigger exposure. The duo discovered the sheet music of Derwid’s “33 Dance Songs”, printed by PWM (Polish Music Publishing Company), featuring fabulous tangos, fox trots and waltzes. These songs were composed for Polish radio in the 1950's and 60's by none-other-than Witold Lutosławski, under the pen name "Derwid". The songs have been largely forgotten, despite their intriguing melodies and texts, largely because Lutosławski is known for his avant-garde classical music style. This recording, however, features Lutosławski’s more diverse spectrum of compositions: pop-like tunes, set to dance rhythms from all over the world.

Lutosławski began composing his Dance Songs while working at the Polish Radio as a music editor after WWII. Władysław Szpilman, the radio commissioner at the time, wanted to provide listeners with new, uplifting, and exciting songs set to popular music. Authors sent lyrics to the radio, often suggesting the type of dance to be used, and Lutosławski composed melodies - sometimes changing words, adding or taking away entire sentences. Lutosławski’s passionate tangos, sensual slow foxes, intriguing waltzes, laid back "blues", and fiery beguines made these songs top radio hits.

Katarzyna Sądej and Barbara Bochenek (also known as "Kasia & Basia") have been collaborating as a voice-piano duo in Los Angeles and beyond. They have a vast repertoire of various styles and continue to build that repertoire. Kasia and Basia bring new interpretation to art songs through small and intimate performances reflective of the genre's historical practice as well as with use of visual media. Both artists work with many living composers and continuously explore new performance styles, techniques and ideas with the intention of making art songs a genre accessible to all audiences.



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