Piernikiana -
Witold Szalonek

is composition by Witold Szalonek, written in 1977, includes a dedication in its very title. Szalonek specialises in seeking new timbral possibilities for woodwind and brass instruments. Each composition of this kind is an opportunity for the composer to exhibit new ideas, requiring the performer to thoroughly study his innovative indications and commentaries. Moreover, since so much freedom is le to the performer in the interpretation of the work, he/she becomes coresponsible for the final artistic effect. Among the many tasks in the performance of this very complex composition, at one point Szalonek requires the tubist to sing...

Tadeusz Kaczyński

(liner notes of the record Zdzisław Piernik - tuba, Muza SX 1806, Polskie Nagrania 1982)