Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Krzysztof Penderecki - A Portrait

This is an album from 1972 courtesy of Vox. It's a collection of (some of) Penderecki's works composed between 1958-1965. As it's a good ol slice of vinyl there are some "pops" that are
audible during the first minute of the first track ("Emanationen" for 2 String Orchestras) and
after that it's smooth sailing all things considered. It happens to be a great recording all around,
I especially like the way the "Miniatures for Violin and Piano" and the brief String Quartet from
1960 are performed. This is nmr, I was lucky enough to find this some years back on a now
defunct blog. Enjoy.




Vivelo said...

Very interesting, thanks!

Tzadik said...

Hi Vivelo your'e welcome! Penderecki's music is oft intense, and highly emotional. As you may know he wrote much music based on/motivated by tragic events and the general flaws of humanity. This collection does not reflect this too strongly, in fact I'd call it brighter. He is a serious composer in more ways than one.. Regards

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias.