Gorecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs)

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Gorecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs)
Beth Gibbons, The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

[ Domino / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 29 March 2019

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This performance took place at The National Opera Grand Theatre in Warsaw on November 29th 2014, and was part of an evening of programming that also featured Jonny Greenwood's (Radiohead) 48 Responses To Polymorphia and the world premiere of Bryce Dessner's (The National) Réponse Lutoslawski.

Following an invitation to collaborate at the concert, Beth Gibbons undertook an intense preparation process, including tackling the challenge of learning the original text (and the emotional weight it carries) without speaking the mother language. Typical to Beth though - the elusive yet iconic frontwoman of one of the most important British bands of the last two decades - the challenge was met and exceeded. Her performance alongside the maestro Penderecki has been hailed as triumphant, as you can see and hear on this release.


1. I. LentoSostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile
2. II. Lento e largoTranquillissimo
3. III. LentoCantabile-semplice

Watch the trailer for the album