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SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Stabat Mater / Veni Creator / Litany to the Virgin Mary / Demeter / Penthesilea (Wit)



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SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Stabat Mater / Veni Creator / Litany to the Virgin Mary / Demeter / Penthesilea (Wit)

Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, set to a Polish translation of the medieval poem, makes extensive use of traditional Polish musical ideas. His setting of the Veni Creator was composed for the opening of the Warsaw Academy of Music, of which he was the first rector. The Litany for the Virgin Mary is a more meditative work, yet rises at times to a level of rhapsodic intensity. All the choral works on this recording are as firmly embedded in Christian musical tradition as they are recognisably of their period.

Szymanowski, Karol
Todi, Jacopone da / Jankowski, Józef, lyricist(s)

  Stabat Mater, Op. 53
1.   Play with flash player Stala matka bolejaca (Stabat mater dolorosa) 00:07:05
2.   Play with flash player I ktoz widzac tak cierpiaca (Quis est homo qui non fleret) 00:02:48
3.   Play with flash player O Matka, zrodlo wszechmilosci (Eia Mater, fons amoris) 00:04:11
4.   Play with flash player Spraw, niech placze z Toba razem (Fac me tecum pie flere) 00:03:17
5.   Play with flash player Panno slodka, racz mozolem (Virgo virginum praeciara) 00:03:00
6.   Play with flash player Chrystus niech mi bedzie grodem (Christe, cum sit hinc exire) 00:04:36

Szymanowski, Karol
Wyspiański, Stanisław, lyricist(s)

  Veni Creator, Op. 57
7.   Play with flash player Veni Creator, Op. 57 00:10:22

Szymanowski, Karol
Liebert, Jerzy, lyricist(s)

  Litania do Marii Panny (Litany to the Virgin Mary), Op. 59
8.   Play with flash player Dwunastodzwieczna cytaro 00:04:10
9.   Play with flash player Jak krzak skarlaly 00:05:01

Szymanowski, Karol
Szymanowska, Zofia, lyricist(s)

  Demeter, Op. 37b
10.   Play with flash player Demeter, Op. 37b 00:07:58

Szymanowski, Karol
Wyspiański, Stanisław, lyricist(s)

  Penthesilea, Op. 18
11.   Play with flash player Penthesilea, Op. 18 00:06:56

Total Playing Time: 00:59:24

Szymanowski, Karol

Jankowski, Józef; Liebert, Jerzy; Szymanowska, Zofia; Todi, Jacopone da; Wyspiański, Stanisław

Wit, Antoni

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Warsaw Philharmonic Choir

Bręk, Jarosław; Hossa, Iwona; Marciniec, Ewa

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570724

Barcode: 0747313072477

Boxset: 8.503293

Release Date: 09/2008

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