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Antoni Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra - Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2008) Repost, New Rip

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Antoni Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra - Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2008) Repost, New Rip

Antoni Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra - Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 268 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 146 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers (d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Naxos, #:8.570721 | 01:00:48

Listeners who have wholeheartedly embraced the fin de siecle music of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, and French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel have never really responded to the fin de siecle music of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski. Who can say why? As this disc coupling the composer's Second and Third symphonies performed by Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra proves, Szymanowski certainly wrote much first-rate music.

Scored for an enormous late Romantic orchestra, the Second from 1911 is dramatic and heroic, with gorgeous melodies, brilliant colors, and powerful forms. Scored for tenor, chorus, and a huge post-Romantic orchestra, the three-movement Third from 1916 setting texts by the Sufi poet Rumi is mystical and sensual with shimmering textures, glimmering colors, and melodies so evocative you can almost taste them. Yet for all its quality, there have been precious few recordings of either work by Polish or non-Polish forces in the digital era, and Szymanowski remains far less known than many of his contemporaries.

Perhaps if fans of Mahler, Scriabin, Debussy, and Ravel tried this disc, they might change their minds. Antoni Wit and the Polish National Orchestra may be familiar to non-Polish listeners for their excellent Naxos series of recordings of Mahler's symphonies from the mid-'90s, and those strong-willed performances are apparently typical of their work together. No matter how difficult the music – and there are pages here that rival Strauss for textural density and harmonic complexity – Wit never loses his grip and the Warsaw orchestra never loses its control. Better yet, neither Wit nor his orchestra ever interpretively loses their way. Whether the music is grandly eloquent as in the Second Symphony's opening Allegro moderato or ecstatically expressive as in the Third Symphony's closing Largo, the performance is always fluent and persuasive. Joined by supple violin soloist Ewa Marczyk, brawny tenor Ryszard Minkiewicz, and the robust Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, this may well be the breakthrough recording for Szymanowski. Recorded in Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Naxos' digital sound is plain but effective. –James Leonard, AllMusic

Tracklist:

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
01. I. Allegro moderato 13:01
02. II. Theme: Lento 01:26
03. Variation 1: L'istesso tempo 01:19
04. Variation 2: L'istesso tempo 01:54
05. Variation 3: Scherzando. Molto vivace 02:39
06. Variation 4: Tempo di gavotte 02:46
07. Variation 5: Tempo di minuetto 02:45
08. Variation 6: Vivace e capriccioso 01:21
09. Fuga 07:30

Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, "Piesn o nocy" (The Song of the Night)
10. I. Moderato assai 08:39
11. II. Allegretto tranquillo 07:35
12. III. Largo 09:47

Performers:
Composer – Karol Szymanowski
Conductor – Antoni Wit
Orchestra – Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Vocal (Tenor) – Ryszard Minkiewicz (tracks: 10-12)


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Thanks to the original releaser

Antoni Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 (2009)