Szymanowski: Violin Concerto / Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony (CD)

Accentus Music
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ACC30470
Artist:
Alexander Liebreich, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Under the direction of its Chief Conductor Alexander Liebreich, the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio (NOSPR) is the leading ensemble in the country and is one of Europe’s major radio orchestras. As cultural ambassadors with a rich tradition, the orchestra has made its mark through performances of Polish composers, as is impressively documented in the three-part CD cycle that features works by Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutoslawski and was released by Accentus Music between 2015 and 2017.

On this new recording, Karol Szymanowski‘s Violin Concerto, played by Finnish violin virtuoso Elina Vähälä, is paired with the impressive Lyric Symphony of Austrian composer and conductor Alexander von Zemlinsky that builds a bridge between lyric poetry and the grand orchestral symphonies.

The excellent soloists of this recording are Johanna Winkel, soprano, and Michael Nagy, baritone.

Recorded at the NOSPR Concert Hall, 2017

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Tracklisting:

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
1. Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
Lyric Symphony, Op. 18
2. I - Langsam: Ich bin friedlos, ich bin durstig nach fernen Dingen 
3. II - Lebhaft: Mutter, der junge Prinz muß an unserer Türe vorbeikommen 
4. III - Sehr ruhig: Du bist die Abendwolke, die am Himmel meiner Träume hinzieht
5. IV - Langsam: Sprich zu mir, Geliebter! Sag mir mit Worten, was du sangest 
6. V - Feurig und kraftvoll: Befrei mich von den Banden deiner Süße, Lieb! 
7. VI - Andante: Vollende denn das letzte Lied und laß uns auseinandergehen 
8. VII - Molto Adagio: Friede, mein Herz, laß die Zeit Zeit für das Scheiden süß sein