KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI [1933-2020] : A POLISH REQUIEM – CHACONNE

Ένα “διαφορετικό” απ’ τα άλλα Requiem, είναι αυτό του κορυφαίου Krzysztof Penderecki – R.I.P.. Ακολουθεί το τυπικό της Καθολικής Λειτουργίας, αλλά τα μέρη του είναι αφιερωμένα σε ιστορικές στιγμές και φυσιογνωμίες της πατρίδας του συνθέτη. Ακούμε την Chaconne, από τη Εθνική Φιλαρμονική Ορχήστρα της Βαρσοβίας, διευθύνει ο Antοni Wit. Το μέρος ειναι αφιερωμένο στη μνήμη του Πάπα Ιωάννη Παύλου ΙΙ.

A “different” Requiem, is this one by the leading Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki – R.I.P.. It follows the standard of Catholic Liturgy, but its parts are dedicated to historical moments and figures of the composer’s homeland. We hear Chaconne, performed by the National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Antoni Wit. The part is dedicated to the memory of Pope John Paul II.

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6 Comments

    1. Oannes April 17, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you very much for sharing!

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  1. Ken Powell April 17, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    I wrote this on Marina’s repost but will add here too –

    I didn’t know he was still alive! Then I didn’t know he died last month! I loved Penderecki’s music ever since I was mesmerised by Threnos while at university. A brilliant, brilliant man ❤

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    1. Oannes April 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      I didn’t know he died last month either! I just found out yesterday.
      One of the countless things I’m grateful to Frank Zappa is that he “introduced” me to his music [I first read about him in one of FZ’s interviews].
      Thank you for this.

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  2. Resa April 21, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Interesting! I grew up Catholic, and hated Liturgy. Now… it’s a new day. This was quite entrancing.

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    1. Oannes April 23, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      I quite understand what you say. Never been a religious guy myself since 12 years old but …sacred music of the great masters is a totally different story!

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