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Wit: Penderecki – Magnificat, Kadisz (24/44 FLAC)

Wit: Penderecki - Magnificat, Kadisz (24/44 FLAC)

Wit: Penderecki – Magnificat, Kadisz (24/44 FLAC)


Composer: Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer: Jakub Burzyński, Mariusz Cyciura, Tomasz Warmijak, Sebastian Gunerka, Roman Wawreczko, Przemysław Żywczok, Marek Wota, Wojtek Gierlach, Warszawski Chór Chłopięcy i Męski, Chór Filharmonii Narodowej w Warszawie
Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Catalogue: 8572697
Release: 2015
Size: 714 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Magnificat (1973-74)
01. Magnificat anima mea
02. Fuga. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae
03. Et misericordia eius
04. Fecit Potentiam
05. Passacaglia. Deposuit potentes de sede
06. Sicut locutus est

07. I. Szla smierc od mogily do mogily: Tempo di marcia funebre
08. II. Lezy na ziemi po ulicach dziecie, i starzec: Grave, senza misura
09. III. Prosimy cie, abys nas na wieki nie wydawal: Molto tranquillo
10. IV. Jitgadal wejitkadasz szmeh raba. Amen: Senza misura

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.

Our magnificent catalogue of new recordings by Krzysztof Penderecki conducted by Antoni Wit guarantees massive interest in every new release, his versions of the symphonies (box set 8505231) considered “the standard by which all others will be judged” by ClassicsToday. com. We have had success programming Penderecki’s earlier avantgarde ‘classics’ with his more romantic later works, such as the Credo and Cantata (8572032) given ‘top recommendation’ status by The central placement of the tremendous Magnificat makes it an essential part of Penderecki’s oeuvre, our potent new performance easily able to replace the only complete alternative on CD, the EMI analogue recording by Polish Radio from 1972.

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