„Discover Szymanowski“ is an application for iphone and ipad. It comprises of a set of video clips and podcasts as well as blog articles. The material features the fall 2012 concert tour of the London Symphony Orchestra performing the full symphonic cycle of the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski (1882 – 1937).
It fulfills the function of digital and interactive programme notes that can be used as complimentary ressource in addition to the print material provided by the Philharmonie Luxembourg. However, the application also works independently from the print material.
- interview with conductor Valery Gergiev
- interview with violinist Leonidas Kavakos
- interview with violinist Janine Jansen
- interview with pianist Denis Matsuev
- interview with tenor Steve Davislim
- interview with Managing Director of the LSO, Kathryn McDowell
- interview with Director General of the Philharmonie Luxembourg, Matthias Naske
- interviews with several orchestra musicians
- interview with Head of Experts Division Adam Mickiewicz Institute Warsaw, Aleksander Laskowski
- interview with scientist Adrian Thomas
- blog articles by orchestra musicians, members of the audience and others
- footage of original locations of Szymanowski’s life, autographs of his compositions and correspondence, pictures of Szymanowski