May 11, 2020
Piano professor Slawomir Dobrzanski releases a new CD recording
Slawomir Dobrzanski, professor of piano in Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, released a new world-premiere CD recording of the complete piano works of Wiktor Labunski, 1895-1974.
The disc was published by the London, United Kingdom, based recording label Acte Prealable. The majority of the repertoire in this album contains previously unpublished and never performed piano compositions, often remaining in manuscript.
The Polish-American composer Labunski, a graduate of the renowned St. Petersburg Conservatory, settled in the United States in 1927. For several decades, he served as the artistic director of the Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Locally, in both Missouri and Kansas, Labunski was known primarily as a world-class piano virtuoso and a respected pedagogue.
The production of the CD was partially funded by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University.
Faculty in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance have received Grammy awards and nominations, and Emmy awards; produced recordings on international and national CD labels and published books and journal articles with international and national publishing houses and professional organizations; and performed and presented research in every continent in the world, except Antarctica. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit k-state.edu/mtd/ to learn more.