What impresses me most about this performance is its sprituality.
American Record GuideGet this disc, turn out the lights, start listening, and remember why you can't live without music.
- Release Date:
- Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs") - Henryk Mikolaj Górecki - Zofia Kilanowicz - Antoni Wit - Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Pieces (3) in the Olden Style, for string orchestra - Henryk Mikolaj Górecki - Antoni Wit - Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra
Performance CreditsAntoni Wit Primary Artist
Write a Review
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
Górecki: Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs", Three Olden Style Pieces based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
My mother bought the NAXOS r4ecording a long time ago when she went to Poland to visit my aunt. I had never really listened to it even though it had been sitting in our CD library for several years. I had remembered seeing my mother and Great aunt listening to it with tears coming down their faces and decided to listen to it all the way through. Now I can't listen to it too many times, although I space out my listening sessions, because the intensity of my emotional involvement is overwhelming. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.......if you haven't heard this piece buy this CD, Zofia Kilanowicz pours herself into this piece. NO offense Dawn Upshaw, but she blows you out of the water with her emotion. This is definitely my favorite recording of the piece!
I've heard three different versions of Gorecki's Third Symphony. This is by far my favourite. Dawn Upshaw's recording is wonderful. However, I think that Zofia Kilanowicz adds something to this Naxos recording as she is a native speaker of Polish. She is able to bring out the sonorous sounds of the Polish language more than Upshaw.
One of the most haunting, loring and hair raising CD I have ever heard.. The music and songs on this CD is by far the best. Mr. Gorecki arrangements are just outstanding and Ms.Kilanowicz voice envoks such emotion that you deeply feel the passion in her voice.