Many regard Karol Szymanowski as one of the pre-eminent composers of the 20th Century, and these early symphonies attest to a very clear musical vision for such a young composer. Hear the fascination with mysticism and high-Romanticism of Symphony No. 1 as well as the passionate, soaring violin lines of the 2nd Symphony, and you'll agree that this music deserves to be widely known. Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra.
SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (London Symphony, Gergiev)
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