Penderecki conducts Penderecki Vol.1 | Warner 2564603939

Penderecki conducts Penderecki Vol.1

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564603939

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd June 2016

Contents

Artists

Johanna Rusanen (soprano)
Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano)
Nikolai Didenko (bass)
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra

Conductor

Krzysztof Penderecki

Works

Penderecki, Krzysztof

Dies illa for 3 soloists, choir and orchestra
Hymne an den heiligen Adalbert
Hymne an den heiligen Daniel
Psalms of David

Artists

Johanna Rusanen (soprano)
Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano)
Nikolai Didenko (bass)
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra

Conductor

Krzysztof Penderecki

About

“My art, with its deep Christian roots, aims to restore the human metaphysical space, shattered by 20th-century cataclysms. Restoring the sacred dimension of reality  is the only way in which man can be saved.” - Krzysztof Penderecki 

This album contains a selection of Poland’s greatest living composer’s vocal-instrumental works on religious subjects, representing different artistic responses to the challenge expressed above. Our selection also provides proof of the special importance that the composer attaches to what he considers as “the most difficult of instruments”– namely, the human voice.

Penderecki shot to notoriety in the musical avant-garde in 1960 with the haunting string music of his Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima. He remains a doyen of contemporary music alongside Arvo Pärt and the late, lamented Henryk Górecki. Here, the 82-year-old composer conducts his own music with his national orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic. He also gives the triumphant premiere of a powerful new sacred work, Dies Illa, for soloists (Johanna Rusanen, Agnieszka Rehlis and Nikolay Didenko), choir and orchestra, composed to mark the centenary of WWI in 2014.

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