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Henryk Gorecki's Choral Music

Marking one year since the composer's death, Roxanna Panufnik and Adrian Thomas join Aled Jones to discuss the choral music of Henryk Górecki, including a UK tour of concert performances of Górecki's music by the Polish Radio Choir.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Szeroka woda [Broad waters] Op.39 for 4-part chorus

    Conductor: Wlodzimierz Siedlik Performer: Polish Radio Chorus Krakow

    • Polskie Radio.
    • PRCD1104-1105.
  • Desmond M. Tutu

    Winter's Wait

    Conductor: James Jordan Performer: Westminster Williamson Voices, Ken Cowan (organ)

    • Naxos.
    • 857-2737.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Totus tuus sum, Maria Op.60 for chorus

    Conductor: Stephen CLEOBURY Performer: King's College Cambridge Choir

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55096-2.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Epitafium (Epitaph) Op.12 for Mixed Choir

    Conductor: Jan KRENZ Performer: Polish National Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir

    • Olympia.
    • OCD-385.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    5 Kurpian songs Op.75 for chorus

    Performer: ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHORUS, Paul HILLIER (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU90-7391.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Amen for chorus

    Conductor: Wlodzimierz Siedlik Performer: Polish Radio Chorus Krakow

    • Polskie Radio.
    • PRCD1104-1105.
  • Edward Elgar

    From the Bavarian highlands Op.27, arr. for chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus

    • CHANDOS.
    • chan-9436.

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