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PENDERECKI, K.: Symphony No. 8 (first version 2005) / Dies irae / Aus den Psalmen Davids (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit)


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PENDERECKI, K.: Symphony No. 8 (first version 2005) / Dies irae / Aus den Psalmen Davids (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit)

Penderecki's Eighth Symphony, which here receives its world première recording, is a setting of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German poems entitled Lieder der Vergänglichkeit (Songs of Transience). Mankind's journey though life, as reflected in the decay and rebirth of the natural world, underlies its twelve movements. Scored for not dissimilar forces, the oratorio Dies irae is a very different proposition, commissioned to mark the unveiling of the International Monument to the Victims of Fascism at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Composed in 1958 and given its première at Kraków in September the following year, Aus den Psalmen Davids was one of the works that marked Penderecki's arrival on the new music scene.

Penderecki, Krzysztof
Arnim, Achim von / Hesse, Hermann / Eichendorff, Joseph von / Kraus, Karl / Rilke, Rainer Maria, lyricist(s)

  Symphony No. 8, "Lieder der Verganglichkeit" (Songs of Transience) (first version 2005)
1.   Nachts - 00:03:45
2.   Ende des Herbstes (1. Strophe) - 00:00:55
3.   Bei einer Linde - 00:02:47
4.   Flieder - 00:02:41
5.   Fruhlingsnacht - 00:03:46
6.   Ende des Herbstes (2. Strophe) - 00:00:50
7.   Sag' ich's euch, geliebte Baume - 00:04:01
8.   Im Nebel - 00:02:56
9.   Verganglichkeit - 00:02:03
10.   Ende des Herbstes (3. Strophe) - 00:01:55
11.   Herbsttag - 00:02:41
12.   O gruner Baum des Lebens 00:08:07

Penderecki, Krzysztof
Aeschylus / Bible - New Testament / Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Dies irae
13.   I. Lamentatio 00:10:39
14.   II. Apocalypsis 00:10:33
15.   III. Apotheosis 00:04:10

Penderecki, Krzysztof
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Aus den Psalmen Davids
16.   I. Psalm 27 00:03:03
17.   II. Psalm 30 00:01:54
18.   III. Psalm 43 00:02:11
19.   IV. Psalm 143 00:03:48

Total Playing Time: 01:12:45

Penderecki, Krzysztof

Aeschylus; Arnim, Achim von; Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Eichendorff, Joseph von; Hesse, Hermann; Kraus, Karl; Rilke, Rainer Maria

Wit, Antoni

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Warsaw Philharmonic Choir

Bręk, Jarosław; Drabowicz, Wojtek; Kaune, Michaela; Lubanska, Anna; Minkiewicz, Ryszard; Rehlis, Agnieszka

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.570450

Barcode: 0747313045075

Boxset: 8.505231

Physical Release: 01/2008

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