Wojciech Switala has won prizes in a number of international competitions: in Bardolino, Italy (First Prize), the Long/Thibaud in Paris (Second Grand Prix, audience prize, prize for the leading European) and the Montreal Piano Competition. In the Twelfth Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (1990) he received the prize for the best performance of a polonaise.
The disc features new recordings of the 24 Preludes, Op. 28 made on a Pleyel piano from 1848 and Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise in E flat major, Op. 22 made on an Erard piano from 1849.
Recorded in Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, 11-13 November 2006 and 4 May 2007