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Górecki: Kleines Requiem für eine Polka / Harpsichord Concerto / Good Night

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    The three works presented here capture the stylistic qualities that launched Gόrecki to international fame with his Third Symphony: direct, honest, and haunting. Experimental yet firmly grounded in the Western concert tradition, these constantly unfolding, meditative pieces utilize the classic formats of requiem and concerto as a springboard for the mystical minimalist approach for which the composer is renowned.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    London Sinfonietta, with:

    Kleines Requiem für eine Polka
    David Zinman, conductor
    Sebastian Bell, flute
    Melinda Maxwell, oboe
    Timothy Lines, clarinet
    John Orford, bassoon
    Anthony Halstead, horn
    Andrew Crowley, trumpet
    David Purser, trombone
    John Constable, piano
    James Holland, tubular bells
    Nona Liddell, Joan Atherton, violin
    Levine Andrade, viola
    Christopher van Kampen, cello
    Robin McGee, double bass

    Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra
    Markus Stenz, conductor
    Elzbeita Chojnacka, harpsichord
    Nona Liddell, lead violin

    Good Night
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano
    David Hockings, tam-tams
    John Constable, piano
    Sebastian Bell, alto flute

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Philip Waldway
    Tracks 1-4 recorded February 12, 1994 at Henry Wood Hall, London, England
    Engineered by Kees de Visser, Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium
    Track 5, 6 recorded December 17, 1994 at All Saints Church, Surrey, England
    Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason, Modus Music, Middlesex, England
    Tracks 7-9 recorded June 5, 1993 at Henry Wood Hall, London, England
    Engineered by Tony Faulkner, Green Room Productions, Middlesex, England
    Editing and mastering engineer: Kees de Visser

    Design by John Heiden
    Photograph by William Clift

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

on July 7, 2008 - 10:20am
Release Date: 
Friday, June 9, 1995 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79362

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Henryk Górecki
genre: 
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597936223BUN
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497076062
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

The three works presented here capture the stylistic qualities that launched Gόrecki to international fame with his Third Symphony: direct, honest, and haunting. Experimental yet firmly grounded in the Western concert tradition, these constantly unfolding, meditative pieces utilize the classic formats of requiem and concerto as a springboard for the mystical minimalist approach for which the composer is renowned.

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The three works presented here capture the stylistic qualities that launched Gόrecki to international fame with his Third Symphony: direct, honest, and haunting. Experimental yet firmly grounded in the Western concert tradition, these constantly unfolding, meditative pieces utilize the classic formats of requiem and concerto as a springboard for the mystical minimalist approach for which the composer is renowned.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
London Sinfonietta, with:

Kleines Requiem für eine Polka
David Zinman, conductor
Sebastian Bell, flute
Melinda Maxwell, oboe
Timothy Lines, clarinet
John Orford, bassoon
Anthony Halstead, horn
Andrew Crowley, trumpet
David Purser, trombone
John Constable, piano
James Holland, tubular bells
Nona Liddell, Joan Atherton, violin
Levine Andrade, viola
Christopher van Kampen, cello
Robin McGee, double bass

Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra
Markus Stenz, conductor
Elzbeita Chojnacka, harpsichord
Nona Liddell, lead violin

Good Night
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
David Hockings, tam-tams
John Constable, piano
Sebastian Bell, alto flute

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Philip Waldway
Tracks 1-4 recorded February 12, 1994 at Henry Wood Hall, London, England
Engineered by Kees de Visser, Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium
Track 5, 6 recorded December 17, 1994 at All Saints Church, Surrey, England
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason, Modus Music, Middlesex, England
Tracks 7-9 recorded June 5, 1993 at Henry Wood Hall, London, England
Engineered by Tony Faulkner, Green Room Productions, Middlesex, England
Editing and mastering engineer: Kees de Visser

Design by John Heiden
Photograph by William Clift

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz