Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

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Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

Awards:

Gramophone Magazine

DVD of the Month - Awards Issue 2011

Catalogue No:

ICAD5017

Series:

Live

Discs:

1

Release date:

21st March 2011

Barcode:

5060244550179

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

Live From The Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, 19 November 2009


Szymanowski:

Symphony No. 3 'The Song of the Night', Op. 27

Rafał Bartmiński (tenor)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 (Sinfonia Concertante)

Jan Krzysztof Broja (piano)


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Superbly filmed for Polish Television, Antoni Wit’s performances of Szymanowski’s Third and Fourth Symphonies embody the distinguished and idiomatic conducting style for which he is widely recognised. An outstanding communicator, Wit exhibits exceptional attention to detail in his rendition of these two great works with his own orchestra and choir. The recording also benefits from DTS 5.1 surround sound.

The ICA Classics Live series features performances from ICA’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world. The majority of the recordings are enjoying their first commercial release.

1DVD

Sound format: LCPM stereo

+ DTS 5.1

Picture format: 16:9

Running time: 55’

Subtitles: n/a

Menu languages: English

Booklet languages: E/F/G

Region code: 0

Territory Restrictions: None

BBC Music Magazine

July 2011

*****

“Wit captures the hothouse atmosphere of Szymanowski's Rumi-inspired Third Symphony and the folkloric inflections of the Fourth. Excellent soloists too in another outstanding film from the Warsaw Philharmonic.”

Gramophone Magazine

Awards Issue 2011

“With and the Warsaw Philharmonic...are perfectly matched to this repertory, finding a balance between the vertical spaciousness of the harmonies and the horizontal momentum...despite their varied musical demands, each convey a comparable sense of non-virtuosity, where technique is firmly grounded in the music and never for its own sake. The visuals...help to steer viewers' attention to...whoever holds more musical interest at any given time”

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