WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Camerata Silesia Sings Szymanski


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Dux Records   Catalog #: 1223  
Composer:  Pawel Szymanski
Conductor:  Anna Szostak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Silesia SingersPolish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Music can, perhaps more than the other arts, capture something of the mystery described with the term sacrum; this topic has been discussed for ages and some have tended at times to adopt this hypothesis. This other dimension permeates the universe of the human with his mortality and probably also the one of nature with its cyclical self renewal: untouchable, crumbling into nothingness when no one tries to reach it, explored yet impenetrable, it constitutes a sphere towards which spells, prayers, and pleas have perpetually been directed. The creative tension between ritual and its cultural sublimination, art, has resulted in masterworks created by the force of the human imagination: masses by Guillaume de Machaut and Bach, the Requiems of Read more Johannes Ockegham, Morales, Mozart, and others. Pawel Szymanski has referred to this tradition in his works for voices and instruments almost from the very beginning.This new release focuses on the music of Szymanski, and features his works Lux aeterna (1984), Miserere (1993), In paradisum deducant te Angeli (1995) and Phylakterion (2011). Pawel Szymanski currently lives and works as a freelance artist in Warsaw. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lux aeterna by Pawel Szymanski
Conductor:  Anna Szostak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Silesia Singers,  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Poland 
2.
Miserere by Pawel Szymanski
Conductor:  Anna Szostak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Silesia Singers,  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; Poland 
3.
In paradisum deducant te angeli by Pawel Szymanski
Conductor:  Anna Szostak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Silesia Singers,  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; Poland 
4.
Phylakterion by Pawel Szymanski
Conductor:  Anna Szostak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Silesia Singers,  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Poland 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title