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The Very Best of Gorecki


Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Dux Records   Catalog #: 1200   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer:  Anna GóreckaMagdalena PrejsnarKrzysztof WegrzynTomasz Tomaszewski,   ... 
Conductor:  Miroslaw Jacek BlaszczykWaldemar SutrykWlodzimierz ProminskiPawel Lukaszewski,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  DAFÔ String Quartet
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Presented on three discs, this new release features the very best compositions of Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010) A Polish composer of contemporary classical music, Gorecki became a prominent figure of the Polish avant-garde during the post-Stalin era. While Gorecki’s music varies in style, his works tend to lean toward harmonic and rhythmic simplicity. He is regarded as a founder of the ‘New Polish School’, joined by Witold Lutoslawski and Krzysztof Penderecki. Presented on three discs, this new release features the very best compositions of Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010) A Polish composer of contemporary classical music, Gorecki became a prominent figure of the Polish avant-garde during the post-Stalin era. While Gorecki’s music varies in style, his works tend to lean toward harmonic and rhythmic simplicity. He is regarded as a founder of the ‘New Polish School’, joined by Witold Lutoslawski and Krzysztof Penderecki. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano/Harpsichord and Strings, Op. 40 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer:  Anna Górecka (Piano)
Conductor:  Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/2012 
Venue:  Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall in Ka 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Totus tuus, Op. 60 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Waldemar Sutryk
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Poland 
Date of Recording: 08/2008 
Venue:  Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall in Ka 
Length: 13 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Preludes (4) for Piano, Op. 1 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer:  Magdalena Prejsnar (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; Poland 
Date of Recording: 01/2009 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Pol 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Trzy tance w dawnym stylu, for string orchestra by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Wlodzimierz Prominski
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1963 
Date of Recording: 11/2012 
Venue:  Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Opera in 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
5.
Zdrowas badz Maryja (Hail Mary), for chorus, Op. 54/3 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Pawel Lukaszewski
Period: Modern 
Written: 1985 
Date of Recording: 04/2013 
Venue:  St. Michael the Archangel and St. Floria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 62 "Already it is dusk" by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  DAFÔ String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Cracow 
Length: 18 Minutes 42 Secs. 
7.
Refren, for orchestra, Op. 21 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk
Period: Modern 
Written: 1965 
Date of Recording: 09/2011 
Venue:  Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall in Ka 
Length: 14 Minutes 50 Secs. 
8.
Dances (3) by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/2009/07/2009 
Venue:  Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall in Ka 
Length: 14 Minutes 14 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. 10 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer:  Krzysztof Wegrzyn (Violin), Tomasz Tomaszewski (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Pol 
Length: 16 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10.
Piesni koscielne (Church Songs) (21), for chorus by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Wlodzimierz Siedlik
Period: Modern 
Written: 1986 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Church of the Mother of God from Fatima 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
Musiquette 4, for trombone, clarinet, cello & piano ("Trombone Concerto"), Op. 28 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Szymon Bywalec
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 04/2003 
Venue:  Katowice 
Length: 14 Minutes 20 Secs. 
12.
Broad Waters, Op. 39 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Jaroslaw Wolanin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/2012 
Venue:  Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall in Ka 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 
13.
Kurpian Songs (5), Op. 75 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Poland 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
14.
Symphony no 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performer:  Barbara [Soprano Vocal] Tritt ()
Conductor:  Bohdan Boguszewski
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Poland 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Swinoujscie 
Length: 60 Minutes 47 Secs. 

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