The album of Cracow Singers has been nominated for the prestigious International Classical Music Awards 2020.
For the ICMA 2020 awards, the Jury nominated 390 audio and video productions from 130 labels (such as Alpha, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi or BIS)
Sub Ursae is a unique publishing project, especially important for Polish culture. The album contains all previously known works of the Polish Renaissance composer – Wenceslaus of Szamotuły – considered the greatest Polish composer before Chopin.
The album is also unique in that it contains the premiere recording of the longest composition of Wacław of Szamotuły – Lamentationes found and reconstructed. The world premiere of Lamentationes took place during two concerts as part of this year’s 15th Misteria Paschalia Festival in Kraków and in Szamotuły in April 2018.
Aleksandra Krzywdzińska, Liliana Pociecha – sopranos
Katarzyna Freiwald, Katarzyna Kucia – altos
Karol Kusz, Rafał Tomkiewicz – tenors
Łukasz Dziuba, Marek Opaska – basses
Marc Lewoin – lute
Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett – artistic direction
Raumklang, Equinum Foundation