Penderecki Conducts Penderecki Album 2 - 20th Century Classical LP

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Krzysztof Penderecki - Penderecki Conducts Penderecki Album 2

Label: Angel Records

Catalog#: S-36950

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Record is VG++
Cover has slight cornerwear and ringwear

Country: US

Released: 1973

Genre: Classical

Style: Modern, Classical

TracklistHide Credits▼ .

A1 Capriccio (For Violin And Orchestra)
Violin – Wanda Wilkomirska

A2 Emanationen (For Two String Orchestras)
Violin – Wanda Wilkomirska


B1 Partita (For Harpsichord And Orchestra)
Harpsichord – Felicja Blumental



Composed By – Krzysztof Penderecki
Conductor – Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer – Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

This production is interesting. Penderecki is among the few serious composers of the twentieth century that do not shock the listener. His music is innovative without being hard to digest. The composer explores the capabilities of the viola, oboe, and flute. While watching and listening, one realizes that the potentials of these instruments have not been exhausted by the classicists and romantics. The reason why Penderecki's music is beautiful is that it is both experimental and accessible to audience.

It’s often commented how Penderecki’s musical style has evolved from an aggressively edgy avant-garde style to a more tonal and approachable idiom. But for the composer it’s less a conscious stylistic turn than a reflection of the seismic changes in his home country and around the globe in the intervening decades.

“The world has changed,” said Penderecki. “This is forty, fifty years ago. How can an artist do the same thing? There are some who do the same thing their whole life, like Chagall. Even as a boy painting in Vitebsk, he was doing almost the same thing.

“No, I am more the type of an artist that is constantly changing. Like Picasso, who is maybe the best example.”

“Those pieces – Threnody, Fluorescences, Polymorphia – they are unique in their technique. I cannot even use the elements because it belongs to the style [of the era]. You can’t go back.”
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