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A Tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki / Mutter, Muller-Schott, Dutoit

Dutoit / Gergiev / Urbanski / Mutter
Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20276  
Composer:  Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Anne-Sophie MutterRoman PatkolóArto NorasDaniel Müller-Schott,   ... 
Conductor:  Krzysztof UrbanskiCharles DutoitValery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia VarsoviaWarsaw Philharmonic ChorusWarsaw Boys' Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Krzysztof Penderecki is one of the most successful composers of the 20th and 21st centuries and a Polish classical music icon. His 80th birthday in November 2013 was the occasion for an extraordinary gathering of the world's most significant musicians and most important interpreters of his works; companions and long-time friends of the composer, including the extraordinary violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Krzysztof Urbanski, Roman Patkoló, Daniel Müller-Schott, Arto Noras and Ivan Monighetti. They all presented their homage to Penderecki within the setting of the Warsaw Teatr Wielki with some of his most famous works being performed: Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima; Duo Concertante for violin Read more and double bass; Concerto Grosso for three cellos and orchestra; and the unique Credo.

BONUS: Krzysztof Penderecki about the concert

Picture Format DVD: 16:9 NTSC
Sound Formats DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time: 106:00
Running Time Bonus: 15:32
Subtitles Bonus: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean Read less

Works on This Recording

Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima by Krzysztof Penderecki
Conductor:  Krzysztof Urbanski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Poland 
Duo concertante by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Roman Patkoló (Double Bass)
Concerto grosso for 3 Cellos by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Arto Noras (Cello), Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello), Ivan Monighetti (Cello)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; Poland 
Credo by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Ewa Vesin (Soprano), Iwona Hossa (Soprano), Agnieszka Rehlis (Mezzo Soprano),
Rafal Bartminsky (Tenor), Nikolai Didenko (Bass)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia,  Warsaw Philharmonic Chorus,  Warsaw Boys' Choir  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; Poland 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A good job well done July 28, 2014 By Paul Alter (Wilkinsburg, PA) See All My Reviews "This is a quite respectable production. The camera work is unobtrusive -- as camera work should be. I recall only two or three times at which it strayed from the performers to go admire the architecture of the hall. (When I buy a DVD of a musical performance, I do it to see and hear the performance. I do NOT buy it in order to admire the vaults and groins and sculpture of the theater, hall, cathedral, or any other space in which the performance is taking place. Nevertheless, video directors all seem to believe I bought it to get a tour of the hall, so they insist on laying it out before me, which distracts me from the music and infuriates me. Ditto their shots of the audience.) I rate the visuals for this DVD as above average. The sound is not as transparent as I like, but it is, nevertheless, excellent. The sound during the cello concerto is gorgeous. I found one problem, but I don't know whether the recording or my equipment that is at fault. (I have a 7.1 surround-sound setup.) The instrumentation for the Credo includes a brass choir on a balcony at the back of the hall, behind the audience. It should, therefore, be behind the person at home playing the DVD. I could not make it come from behind me. This is a frequent problem, however, when using rear speakers: In-phase signals coming from rear speakers tend to seem as if they are coming from the front. Anybody got any comments on that? My opinion, for what it's worth, is that this DVD is a good buy for anybody who knows and likes the music of Pendrecki or who want to get acquainted with it. FULL DISCLOSURE: I keep trying, but I still don't enjoy it." Report Abuse
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