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Antoni Wit Conducts Henryk Gorecki / Zofia Kilanowicz, Andrzej Dobber, Anna Gorecka, Carol Wiincenc [3 CDs]
Antoni Wit Conducts Henryk Gorecki / Zofia Kilanowicz, Andrzej Dobber, Anna Gorecka, Carol Wiincenc [3 CDs]

3 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-11-19

Works: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"); Pieces (3) in the Olden Style, for string orchestra; Beatus vir, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 38; Sympho...
Performers: Dobber, Andrzej; Gorecka, Anna; Kilanowisz, Zofia; Wincenc, Carol
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: ; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Polish Radio Choir; Silesian Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

A leading figure of the Polish avant-garde in the slowly cooling, post-Stalin atmosphere, Henryk Gorecki's uncompromising early, serialist, musical language gave way to the mystic...continue...
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Penderecki: Piano Concerto 'Resurrection'; Flute Concerto / Barry Douglas, piano; Lukasz Dlugosz, flute
Penderecki: Piano Concerto 'Resurrection'; Flute Concerto / Barry Douglas, piano; Lukasz Dlugosz, flute

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-03-26

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Resurrection, concerto for piano & orchestra; Concerto for Flute for flute (or clarinet) & chamber orchestra
Performers: Dlugosz, Lukasz; Douglas, Barry [Piano/Conductor]
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: ; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Scored for a large orchestra, including triple wind and a raft of percussion, Penderecki's Piano Concerto, heard here in its 2007 revision first performed by...continue...
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Górecki: Symphony No. 3 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' / Joanna Kozlowska
Górecki: Symphony No. 3 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' / Joanna Kozlowska

1 CD / Decca / 2012-10-09

Works: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs")
Performers: Kozlowska, Joanna
Conductors: Kord, Kazimierz
Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Gorecki's Third Symphony, subtitled 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs", caused a sensation in 1992 when it became a worldwide commercial and critical success, selling more than...continue...
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Penderecki: Horn Concerto; Fonogrammi; Partita; The Awakening of Jacob et al. / Janik, flute; Montone, horn - Antoni Wit
Penderecki: Horn Concerto; Fonogrammi; Partita; The Awakening of Jacob et al. / Janik, flute; Montone, horn - Antoni Wit

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-06-26

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Fonogrammi, for flute & chamber orchestra; The Dream of Jacob; Anaklasis, for string orchestra & percussion; De Natura Sonoris I, for orchestra; Partita, for harpsichord, electr...
Performers: Cembrzynski, Jerzy; Janik, Urszula; Kubicki, Konrad; Lukowicz, Elzbieta Stefanska; Montone, Jennifer; Pindakiewicz, Michal; Witkowska, Barbara
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: ; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Each of these six orchestral works bears the imprint of Penderecki's greatness as a composer. Fonogrammi alternates piquant sonorities, pulsating vehemence and moments of great...continue...
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Masterworks of 20th Century - Penderecki
Masterworks of 20th Century - Penderecki

5 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-09-29

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Utrenia I; Utrenia II; Polish Requiem; Passio et mors domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam "Saint Luke Passion"; Te Deum; Hymne an den heiligen Daniel; Polymorphia
Performers: Hossa, Iwona; Klosinska, Izabella; Kruszewski, Adam; Kusiewicz, Piotr; Malanowicz, Jaroslaw; Minkiewicz, Ryszard; Nowacki, Piotr; Rehlis, Agnieszka; Tesarowicz, Romuald; Zdunikowski, Adam
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Penderecki is without a doubt one of the most influential and respected composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. This collection contains his most important...continue...

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Penderecki: Utrenja / Wit, Hossa, Rehlis, Kusiewicz, et al
Penderecki: Utrenja / Wit, Hossa, Rehlis, Kusiewicz, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-04-28

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Utrenia I; Utrenia II
Performers: Hossa, Iwona; Kusiewicz, Piotr; Nowacki, Piotr; Rehlis, Agnieszka
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Penderecki's 'Utrenja' was inspired by the Orthodox liturgy for Holy Saturday with its focus on the lamentation of Christ's death and the Easter Sunday morning...continue...
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Schnittke: Viola Concerto;  Shostakovich: Viola Sonata / Kitayenko, Tamestit, Hadulla, Warsaw PO
Schnittke: Viola Concerto; Shostakovich: Viola Sonata / Kitayenko, Tamestit, Hadulla, Warsaw PO

1 CD / Naïve / 2008-08-26

Works: Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for Viola; Dmitry Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
Performers: Hadulla, Markus; Tamesit, Antoine
Conductors: Kitayenko, Dmitri
Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

"His technique is pristine, and even the most demanding of extended techniques called for (in particular by Schnittke) are executed with a sense of complete...continue...
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Penderecki: St. Luke Passion / Wit, Warsaw National, et al
Penderecki: St. Luke Passion / Wit, Warsaw National, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-01-01

Works: Krzysztof Penderecki: Passio et mors domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam "Saint Luke Passion"
Performers: Klosinska, Izabella; Kruszewski, Adam; Malanowicz, Jaroslaw; Tesarowicz, Romuald
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

"The work's formidable technical difficulties and the sheer logistical challenge of performing it are probably why even the biggest and best of established performing institutions...continue...

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Heavenly Adagios
Heavenly Adagios

2 CD / Decca / 2003-11-04

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166); Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die mu...
Performers: Agoult, Raymond; Berbié, Jane; Bonynge, Richard [Conductor]; Brown, Iona [Conductor/Violin]; Caracciolo, Franco; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chorus, Vienna State Opera; Davis, Colin, Sir [Cond...
Conductors: Munchinger, Karl; Bonynge, Richard; Dutoit, Charles; Agoult, Raymond; Karajan, Herbert v.; Solti, Sir Georg; Mackerras, Charles; Judd, James; Page, Neil; Marriner, Sir Neville; Rogé, Pascal [Pia...
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; English Sinfonia; Kirov Theater Orchestra; Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Naples Rossini Orchestra; National Philharmonic Orchestra; New...

Personnel: Anthony Way (treble); Marie Goosens, Marisa Robles (harp); Michael Kennedy, Iona Brown (violin); Julian Lloyd Webber, Miklós Perényi (cello); Pascal Rogé (piano)....continue...
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The Art of Robert Black
The Art of Robert Black

1 CD / Bridge / 1996-01-01

Works: Robert Black: Capriccio (Blown Apart); Foramen Habet!; Pieces (3) for Violin and Piano; Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in E flat major "Dumbarton Oaks"
Performers: Abramovic, Charles; Fulkerson, Gregory; Winn, James
Conductors: Swoboda, Jerzy; Black, Robert
Ensemble: PRISM Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
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