Górecki: Symphony No. 3

Górecki: Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs", Three Olden Style Pieces

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by Antoni Wit
     
 

What impresses me most about this performance is its sprituality.  See more details below

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What impresses me most about this performance is its sprituality.

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Get this disc, turn out the lights, start listening, and remember why you can't live without music.

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Release Date:
06/28/1994
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099582223
catalogNumber:
8550822
Rank:
145480

Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs")  - Henryk Mikolaj Górecki  - Zofia Kilanowicz  - Antoni Wit  -  Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra
  2. Pieces (3) in the Olden Style, for string orchestra  - Henryk Mikolaj Górecki  - Antoni Wit  -  Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Górecki: Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs", Three Olden Style Pieces 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.