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SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio)

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SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio)

Although Szymanowski later dubbed his Symphony No. 1 a “contrapuntal-harmonic-orchestral monster” and disavowed the influence of Wagner, Reger and Richard Strauss, it is an astonishingly powerful work by a composer only in his mid-20s and still enthralls listeners a century after its première. The unusually structured Symphony No. 2 is a work of great impact and invention, with many passionate and varied contrasts in its use of solo instruments, in particular the violin. On their CD release, these thrilling interpretations of Szymanowski’s Symphony No. 1 (8.570722) earned 5 STARS from BBC Music Magazine, while the Symphony No. 2 (8.570721) gained Gramophone Editor’s Choice and 5 STARS for these “deliriously sensual scores” from Classic FM.

Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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Szymanowski, Karol

  Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 15
1.   I. Allegro Moderato 00:09:49
2.   II. Finale 00:08:47
  Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
3.   I. Allegro moderato - Grazioso 00:13:00
4.   II. Theme: Lento - 00:01:27
5.   II. Variation 1: L'istesso tempo - 00:01:19
6.   II. Variation 2: L'istesso tempo - 00:01:55
7.   II. Variation 3: Scherzando. Molto vivace - 00:02:40
8.   II. Variation 4: Tempo di gavotte - 00:02:44
9.   II. Variation 5: Tempo di minuetto - 00:02:47
10.   II. Variation 6: Vivace e capriccioso - 00:01:22
11.   II. Fuga 00:07:21

Szymanowski, Karol

Wit, Antoni

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NBD0021

Barcode: 730099002165

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Listening samples in stereo only.

Physical Release: 05/2011

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