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Penderecki: Horn Concerto; Violin Concerto

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>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Concerto for Violin no 1
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Concerto for horn & orchestra ("Winterreise")

Album Summary

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Concerto for Violin no 1
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Concerto for horn & orchestra ("Winterreise")
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Notes & Reviews:

Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki received his first major recognition in 1959 at the Warsaw Autumn festival with the premieres of his works Strophen, Psalms of David and Emanations. However, the piece that truly brought him to international attention was the staggeringly intense Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima. Penderecki has won many prestigious awards and accolades including GRAMMY awards in 1987, 1998 and 2001. These two concertos were written over thirty years apart, and show different facets of this composer's art. The horn concerto is a world premiere recording.

"This is an absolutely magnificent disc... Certainly there is no finer 20th-century concerto for the instrument: this is a masterpiece that you will return to often, and the performance here is entirely worthy of the work. It's great to see Penderecki continue to enlarge and deepen his art in new and surprising directions. Channel Classics' sonics, whether stereo or multichannel, are state of the art." -ClassicsToday (10/10)

The Guardian
Robert Kabara has the full measure of the solo part's mercurial character as well as of its technical demands, and the recording is robustly well centred, neither swamping the soloist nor unduly damping down the rich orchestral sonorities."Gramophone Magazine, October 2010



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Works Details

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Concerto for Violin no 1
  • Performer: Robert Kabara (Violin)
  • Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
  • Running Time: 12 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1976-1977

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Concerto for horn & orchestra ("Winterreise")
  • Performer: Radovan Vlatkovic (Horn)
  • Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
  • Running Time: 17 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2008