BBC Symphony Orchestra: Total Immersion - Henryk Gorecki
From the Barbican, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in music by Gorecki: Old Polish Music, Op 24; Kyrie, Op 83 (UK premiere); Harpsichord Concerto; Symphony No 2 (Copernican).
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Antoni Wit, celebrate the music of Henryk Gorecki at the Barbican. Including the powerful Symphony No. 2 'Copernican' and 'Kyrie'.
Recorded 3rd October at the Barbican, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny with guest Adrian Thomas
Gorecki: Old Polish Music Op.24
Gorecki: Kyrie Op. 83 (UK Premiere)
INTERVAL: Gorecki's String Quartet No 1, 'Already it is Dusk' performed by the Silesian String Quartet during the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Total Immersion: Henryk Gorecki - Polish Pioneer.
Gorecki: Harpsichord Concerto
Gorecki: Symphony No. 2 'Copernican'
Marie Arnet (soprano)
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Antoni Wit (conductor)
The late Henryk Gorecki came to universal fame in the early 1990s with his extraordinary Third Symphony, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. The BBC Symphony Orchestra turned the spotlight on him on Saturday 3rd October in a day of concerts at the Barbican, London, in Total Immersion: Henryk Gorecki - Polish Pioneer.
This concert features the UK premiere of the Kyrie (2005), evocatively scored for strings, piano and percussion with chorus - the BBC Symphony Chorus - and Mahan Esfahani is the soloist in the Harpsichord Concerto. In this unusual work the harpsichord lends ferocious dynamism to its granitic textures in contrast to the monumental stillness of the Symphony No. 2 'Copernican', in which the full BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by Marie Arnet, Marcus Farnsworth and, again, the BBC Symphony Chorus.
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