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Pianist Wnukowski revives music of a neglected composer in impressive Carnegie debut

Presented by the OREL Foundation in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute NY, and the Polish Music Center at USC’s Thornton School of Music. 

Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski makes his Carnegie Hall debut showcasing the work of Karol Rathaus, a Polish exiled composer who settled in New York soon after his works were banned by the Nazis. Rathaus’s third piano sonata joins the works of two other émigré composers—Handel and Chopin. Wnukowski recently released a recording of solo piano works by Karol Rathaus on the Toccata Classics label.

Daniel Wnukowski brought a strikingly contemporary account of the Chopin Preludes and a revelatory reading of Karol Rathaus’s Piano Sonata No. 3 to the Weill Recital Hall stage Friday night. The event marked the young Polish-Canadian pianist’s Carnegie Hall debut…..


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