Penderecki: Concertos for Strings & Orchestra

Release Date: 6/24/2016
Label: DUX
Catalog Number: DUX1275
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Krzysztof Penderecki’s works for string instruments constitute a rather abundant group of compositions of different forms and genres. The selection presented on the CD comprises concerto pieces created at various stages of Penderecki’s creative path. The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra was established in 2007, the orchestra’s mission is to bring together the most talented students and graduates of musical academies, who are under thirty years of age.



The Cello Concerto from 1972 is a paradox; in spite of its standard three-movement form, it is less conventionally a concerto than the earlier Capriccio. It is, nonetheless, a tremendously exciting, colourful work that convinces not only on account of colour but of its musical argument. Jakob Spahn is a soloist who follows that argument from beginning to end not only with conviction but with clear enjoyment.

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Works on This Recording
1. Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer: Patrycja Piekutowska (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967 ; Poland
2. Concerto for Cello by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer: Jakob Spahn (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; Poland
3. Concerto for Viola by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer: Ivan Monighetti (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1983 ; Poland
4. Largo for Cello and Orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer: Claudio Bohorquez (Cello)
Written: 2003 ; Poland
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