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PENDERECKI, K.: Utrenja (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit)

Composer(s):Penderecki, Krzysztof
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.572031
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Penderecki’s Utrenja was inspired by the Orthodox liturgy for Holy Saturday with its focus on the lamentation of Christ’s death and the Easter Sunday morning service commemorating the Resurrection. The composer remarks that ‘Utrenja is a combination of pure, a cappella vocal writing and orchestral effects (for strings and percussion) very much connected with electronic music’. Enthusiastically received by audiences, it stands beside his Polish Requiem (8.557386-87) and St Luke Passion (8.557149) as one of the towering masterpieces of modern Polish music.


Review By Sylvain Dupuis ,,July 2009

Le toujours prolifique et stakhanoviste label Naxos poursuit, avec célérité et efficacité, son anthologie dédiée à l’art du compositeur polonais Krzysztof Penderecki, figure éminemment majeure de la scène musicale actuelle. Ce volume est intégralement centré sur l’imposant Utrenja. Après la Passion selon Saint Luc et le Requiem polonais, cette vaste partition s’inscrit comme un chef d’œuvre de la musique vocale polonaise.


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