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SZYMANOWSKI: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 (Wit) (Antoni Wit/ Ryszard Minkiewicz/ Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir/ Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra) (Naxos: 8.570721)


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Composed in 1910, at a time when Szymanowski was influenced by Richard Strauss, Reger and Scriabin, the unusually structured Symphony No. 2 is a work of great power and invention, with many passionate and varied contrasts in its use of solo instruments, in particular the violin. Szymanowski's Symphony No. 3 'Song of the Night', in which orchestra, tenor and choir are subtly blended in a continuous web of intoxicating sound, is a ravishing setting of a Polish translation of a poem by the great medieval Persian mystic known as Mevl?ón?ó, our Master, Jal?úl ad-D+n, which evokes the mysteries and beauty of a starlit Persian night.
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Item number 8570721
Barcode 747313072170
Release date 03/03/2008
Category Orchestral | Classical Music
Label Naxos Classics | Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Ryszard Minkiewicz
Composers Karol Szymanowski
Conductors Antoni Wit
Orchestras Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir
Disc: 1
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
1 I. Allegro moderato - Grazioso
2 II. Theme: Lento -
3 II. Variation 1: L'istesso tempo -
4 II. Variation 2: L'istesso tempo -
5 II. Variation 3: Scherzando. Molto vivace -
6 II. Variation 4: Tempo di gavotte -
7 II. Variation 5: Tempo di minuetto -
8 II. Variation 6: Vivace e capriccioso -
9 II. Fuga
Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, "Piesn o nocy" (The Song o
10 I. Moderato assai
10 I. Moderato assai
11 II. Allegretto tranquillo
11 II. Allegretto tranquillo
12 III. Largo
12 III. Largo
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