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Masterworks of 20th Century - Penderecki


Release Date: 09/29/2009 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8505224   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Agnieszka RehlisGenadij BezzubenkovPiotr NowackiIwona Hossa,   ... 
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic OrchestraWarsaw Philharmonic ChorusWarsaw Boys' Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Penderecki is without doubt one of the most influential composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. This collection contains his most important compositions within the realm of choral music. The compositions are stark, jarring, and monumental, and contain a vivid, unequaled beauty. This set also includes Polymorphia, one of his best known and most challenging orchestral works. Penderecki is without doubt one of the most influential composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. This collection contains his most important compositions within the realm of choral music. The compositions are stark, jarring, and monumental, and contain a vivid, unequaled beauty. This set also includes Polymorphia, one of his best known and most challenging orchestral works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Utrenia by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Agnieszka Rehlis (Mezzo Soprano), Genadij Bezzubenkov (Bass), Piotr Nowacki (Bass),
Iwona Hossa (Soprano), Piotr Kusiewicz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra,  Warsaw Philharmonic Chorus,  Warsaw Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Polish Requiem by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Piotr Nowacki (Bass), Jadwiga Rappé (Alto), Izabella Klosinska (Soprano),
Ryszard Minkiewicz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980-1984; Poland 
3.
Passio et mors domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam "Saint Luke Passion" by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Romuald Tesarowicz (Bass), Adam Kruszewski (Baritone), Izabella Klosinska (Soprano),
Krzysztof Kolberger (Spoken Vocals), Jaroslaw Malanowicz (Organ)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra,  Warsaw Philharmonic Chorus,  Warsaw Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963-1966; Poland 
4.
Te Deum by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Adam Zdunikowski (Tenor), Izabella Klosinska (Soprano), Piotr Nowacki (Bass),
Agnieszka Rehlis (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979-1980; Poland 
5.
Hymne an den heiligen Daniel by Krzysztof Penderecki
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Poland 
6.
Polymorphia by Krzysztof Penderecki
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; Poland 
7.
Polish Requiem: Chaconne by Krzysztof Penderecki
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Poland 

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