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Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater is an acknowledged choral music masterpiece, partly inspired by the time he spent consoling his sister after the death of her daughter. The use of Polish folk themes combined with liturgical text make the piece particularly memorable.

In the featured new release below, Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and chorus give an impassioned reading, with an especially moving performance from soprano Lucy Crowe. Also included is Szymanowski's ballet Harnasie which draws upon Polish folk melodies as well.

Chandos continues to champion the work of Karol Szymanowski, and we feature this new release alongside previous releases from this important 20th century composer.


Featured Release:


CHSA5123
SZYMANOWSKI, K.i: Stabat Mater / Harnasie (Muzyka Polska, Vol. 7) (BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Gardner)




More Szymanowski on Chandos:


CHSA5115
SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4, "Symphonie Concertante" / Concert Overture (Muzyka polska, Vol. 5) (Lortie, BBC Symphony, Gardner)
 
CHAN9496
SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Concert Overture
 
CHAN8747
SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Violin Sonata in D Minor / Nocturne and Tarantella / Myths (Mordkovitch, Gusak-Grin)
 
 
CHAN9937
SZYMANOWSKI: Stabat Mater / Kurpie Songs / Symphony No. 3, "The Song of the Night"
 
CHAN10016
JANACEK: String Quartet No. 1 / HAAS: String Quartet No. 2 / SZYMANOWSKI: String Quartet No. 2
 
CHAN10405
JANACEK: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / SZYMANOWSKI: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2
 

 



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