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Robert Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, December 2014

All of the soloists are distinguished, and the three conductors participating show their dedication to the music. Video is as good as it could be, and audio is equally fine. This is a major release. © 2014 ClassicaCDReview.com Read complete review



Richard Whitehouse
Gramophone, November 2014

Duo concertante is among the most tensile and virtuoso of [Penderecki’s] recent chamber pieces—Anne-Sophie Mutter and Roman Patkoló taking all its demands effortlessly in their stride.

The five soloists [of Credo] are comparably dedicated in their response, with Gergiev encouraging the massed choirs to project their contributions with a suitably baleful intensity and the orchestra to play with burnished eloquence. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



James A. Altena
Fanfare, November 2014

…a superlative performance of Penderecki’s Concerto Grosso for three cellos and orchestra…this is one of Pendrecki’s greatest scores, with numerous passages of haunting, aching beauty. This rendition, with three of the world’s greatest cellists and the conductor who led the world premiere, easily tops [other recordings]…for both interpretive intensity and vividness of recorded sound. The audio quality is first-class and the camera-work sensible.

…urgently and enthusiastically recommended. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Jack Sullivan
American Record Guide, November 2014

All perform with an eloquent sense of occasion, and the Sinfonia Varsovia plays with a grave eloquence. The recorded sound is terrific… © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, August 2014

On November 23, 2013, Warsaw paid a brilliant tribute to Poland’s greatest living composer, Krzysztof Penderecki. This videodisc presents the outstanding concert given that night in the Great Theatre in Warsaw, with gripping performances of Threnody – To the Victims of Hiroshima, Duo concertante per violino e contrabbasso, Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 3 Cellos and Orchestra and the Credo. © 2014 Pizzicato



Chris Morgan
Scene Magazine, August 2014

The man once called “Poland’s greatest living composer” gets his due with this well-produced tribute concert DVD from Accentus Music. The pieces presented…are important compositions which each convey an aspect of Penderecki’s evolving style while presenting a satisfactory overview of the maestro’s artistry. For those familiar with Penderecki’s music, these heartfelt performances are certain to resonate powerfully. Meanwhile, newcomers will gain greater understanding of the composer’s genius through their introduction to these seminal works. © 2014 Scene Magazine Read complete review




Daniel Coombs
Audiophile Audition, July 2014

This amazing video is of a tribute concert to honor the composer on his eightieth birthday in November, 2013 at the Polish National Opera, Warsaw. The three soloists are stunning!

For anyone not at all familiar with Penderecki’s work; I really think this video concert makes for a wonderful and accessible introduction and for those of us already well acquainted and appreciative, this is a must have! © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review





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