843: Marek Romanowski on Contemporary Sonatas


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Marek Romanowski recently released his first CD. Titled Contemporary Sonatas for double bass and piano, this release features music by Sofia Gubaidulina, Lowell Liebermann, and Frank Proto.

We talk about how he chose the pieces for this release, how the pandemic has been for Marek, plans for the future, and much more. Enjoy, and be sure to follow along with Marek on his website, Facebook, and Instagram!


1:29 segment 1

14:36 segment 2

25:20 segment 3

1:03:52 outro

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