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.
Sound format: LCPM stereo
+ DTS 5.1
Picture format: 16:9
Running time: 55’
Menu languages: English
Booklet languages: E/F/G
Region code: 0
Territory Restrictions: None
“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.”
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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