Ludomir Różycki remains frustratingly obscure outside of his native Poland, something this new album of his three works for piano and orchestra will help to rectify as his late-nineteenth-century musical language—and an accomplished ear for instrumental colour—responds to the horrors of two world wars with an irrepressible spirit.
Jonathan Plowright and conductor Łukasz Borowicz are champions of neglected Polish music, and this disc's place in Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series makes it self-recommending. BBC ****
Jonathan Plowright and Lukasz Borowicz are like alchemists…Borowicz's control of his Scottish players is quite masterly, and Plowright should be paid in bags of gold to reveal how he produces such a rich, singing tone throughout the enormous dynamic range he conjures up…only a hair-shirt cynic could fail to enjoy Różycki. Gramophone