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Music for Chamber Orchestra

Artist: Krzysztof Penderecki
Krzysztof Penderecki - Music For Chamber Orchestra CD
Label: Dux
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Year: 2009
Format: CD

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The artistic vision of the world communicated by Krzysztof Penderecki in his compositions has fascinated successive generations of music lovers for half a century. Starting with the debut work Psalms of David (1958) up to his latest piece, the Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2008), the music of Poland’s most distinguished composer has never ceased to surprise listeners with its originality, the perfect balance of form and the careful selection of ideological message. It seems, however, that far more intriguing is the continuity of the aesthetic program that can be clearly traced in Penderecki’s works marking the successive stages of his artistic development. They include experiments with the individual sound idiom as well as retrospective stylistic syntheses which are rooted in the natural laws guiding the development of an artist’s personality. The deep aesthetic background of all these developmental stages, however, is constant. Indeed, it seems that gaining full insights into this background not only allows for the objective assessment of Penderecki’s entire oeuvre but is also a precondition for its appropriate reception and understanding.
ARTISTS
Albrecht Mayer, English horn; Artur Haufa, violin; Artur Paciorkiewicz, viola; Jerzy Klocek, cello

Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra/Krzysztof Penderecki, Conductor

TRACKS
Adagietto from “Paradise Lost”, A version for English horn and string orchestra (1979); Chaconne in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II (2005); Intermezzo for 24 strings (1973); De profundis from “Seven Gates of Jerusalem” (1998); Serenade for string orchestra (1996-1997); Sinfonietta per archi (1992); Agnes Dei from “Requiem”, A version by Boris Pergamenschikow for string orchestra (1994); 3 Pieces in Baroque Style after sound-tracks to “The Saragossa Manuscript” for string orchestra (1963)
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