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Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991): 'Sfere' Symphonic works Vol. 7 / Lukasz Borowicz

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> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - I. Poco andante -
> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - II. Poco allegro -
> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - III. Poco andante -
> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - IV. Andante -
> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - IV. [31] -
> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - IV. [44] -
> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - V. Molto allegro -
> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - VI. Molto andante -
> Sinfonia di sfere, "Symphony No. 5" - VII. Molto allegro
> Bassoon Concerto - I. Prologo
> Bassoon Concerto - II. Recitativo I
> Bassoon Concerto - III. Recitativo II
> Bassoon Concerto - IV. Aria
> Bassoon Concerto - V. Epilogo
> Love Song (version for voice, harp and string orchestra) - Love Song (version for voice, harp and string orchestra)
> Landscape - Landscape

Album Summary

>Panufnik, Andrzej : Symphony no 5 ("Sinfonia di Sfere")
>Panufnik, Andrzej : Concerto for bassoon & orchestra
>Panufnik, Andrzej : Love Song, for voice & orchestra
>Panufnik, Andrzej : Landscape, for string orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Andrzej Panufnik's fifth symphony, the Sinfonia di Sfere of 1975, is regarded by many as his symphonic masterpiece. For example, the Panufnik expert Christoph Schlüren writes as follows: "Challenging instrumental virtuosity, glistening dissonance formations in extreme registers, frenetically gripping intensifications, and low points ebbing away into nothingness are realized with the highest mastery in orchestral matters and contribute to an erratically moving dramaturgical whole. The Sinfonia di Sfere numbers among the milestones of an individual, nonconformist modernity in the second half of the twentieth century and merits comparison with outstanding orchestral works by composers such as Ligeti, Messiaen, and Vivier." The Bassoon Concerto of 1985 has an especially moving story behind it: "When I began this work, I heard news of the torture and murder of the Catholic priest Popieluszko by the secret police. I immediately resolved to compose my concerto in memory of his martyrdom."

Gramophone Magazine, June 2014
The clarity of the new recording allows all the detail of all Panufnik's remarkable scoring, relished at every moment by Borowicz...Something that should also be taken into consideration is the fabulous performance of the Bassoon Concerto...certainly one of the greatest conceived for the instrument...Highly recommended.

International Record Review, May 2014
[Sinfonia di Sfere] demands acute long-term thinking on the part of the conductor as it does a virtuosic orchestral response...Borowicz steers a secure yet, where necessary, flexible course...The rest of this disc testifies to the variety and also vitality of Panufnik's output.



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Works Details

>Panufnik, Andrzej : Symphony no 5 ("Sinfonia di Sfere")
  • Conductor: Lukasz Borowicz
  • Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Konzerthaus Berlin (10/20/2012-11/01/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1974-1975

>Panufnik, Andrzej : Concerto for bassoon & orchestra
  • Performer: Michael von Schonermark (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Lukasz Borowicz
  • Ensemble: Konzerthausorchester Berlin
  • Notes: Konzerthaus Berlin (01/30/2013-01/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1985

>Panufnik, Andrzej : Love Song, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Sarah van der Kemp
  • Conductor: Lukasz Borowicz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Panufnik, Andrzej : Landscape, for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Lukasz Borowicz
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962