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PENDERECKI, K.: Magnificat / Kadisz (Warsaw Boys Choir, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit)



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– Antoni Wit Talks to Jeremy Siepmann

PENDERECKI, K.: Magnificat / Kadisz (Warsaw Boys Choir, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit)

The two works on this recording are separated by 35 years, during which time Penderecki made a decisive break with the post-war European avant-garde. In the Magnificat, chilling instrumental clusters, spectral sounds and impassioned rhetoric unite with tonality and counterpoint to deliver a work of monumental emotional power. Written to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of the Jewish ghetto in Łódź, Kadisz is among the most distinctive of Penderecki’s later choral works in the stark contrasts between drama and sombre reflection of its individual sections.

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

1.   Play with flash player Magnificat anima mea 00:04:59
2.   Play with flash player Fuga. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae 00:07:43
3.   Play with flash player Et misericordia eius 00:02:58
4.   Play with flash player Fecit Potentiam 00:04:36
5.   Play with flash player Passacaglia. Deposuit potentes de sede 00:09:14
6.   Play with flash player Sicut locutus est 00:15:16

Penderecki, Krzysztof
Bible - Old Testament / Cytryn, Abraham, lyricist(s)

7.   Play with flash player I. Szla smierc od mogily do mogily: Tempo di marcia funebre 00:07:31
8.   Play with flash player II. Lezy na ziemi po ulicach dziecie, i starzec: Grave, senza misura 00:02:50
9.   Play with flash player III. Prosimy cie, abys nas na wieki nie wydawal: Molto tranquillo 00:03:14
10.   Play with flash player IV. Jitgadal wejitkadasz szmeh raba. Amen: Senza misura 00:06:50

Total Playing Time: 01:05:11

Penderecki, Krzysztof

Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Cytryn, Abraham

Wit, Antoni

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Warsaw Boys Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, male section

Burzynski, Jakub; Cyciura, Mariusz; Gierlach, Wojtek; Gunerka, Sebastian; Mizrahi, Alberto; Olbrychski, Daniel; Pasichnyk, Olga; Warmijak, Tomasz; Wawreczko, Roman; Wota, Marek; Zywczok, Przemyslaw

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572697

Barcode: 747313269778

Release Date: 05/2015

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