Krzysztof Penderecki

Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Antoni Wit - Krzysztof Penderecki: Magnificat; Kadisz (2015)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Magnificat; Kadisz (2015)
Soloists, Warsaw Boys’ Choir, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, conducted by Antoni Wit

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos | # 8.572697 | Time: 01:05:10

The two works on this recording are separated by 35 years, during which time Penderecki made a decisive break with the post-war European avant-garde. In the Magnificat, chilling instrumental clusters, spectral sounds and impassioned rhetoric unite with tonality and counterpoint to deliver a work of monumental emotional power. Written to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of the Jewish ghetto in Łódź, Kadisz is among the most distinctive of Penderecki’s later choral works in the stark contrasts between drama and sombre reflection of its individual sections.
Krzysztof Penderecki - The Complete Symphonies (Special Edition, 5CD) [2013]

Krzysztof Penderecki - The Complete Symphonies (Special Edition, 5CD) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 5cd, 1.14 GB
Classical | Label: DUX | Catalog Number: DUX0947 | TT: 4:50;11

To celebrate the 80th birthday of the composer, DUX Recordings presents Krzysztof Penderecki symphonies conducted by the maestro himself. Penderecki’s symphonies have a special place in composer’s legacy as they have never been recorded in a series before under the artistic direction of the maestro. Penderecki said that the DUX recordings present the best performances of his works and therefore making the series even more appealing. This very special project is presented for the first time as a box set, at a very special price.
Krzysztof Penderecki - The Devils of Loudun (Marek Janowski, Tatiana Troyanos) [2008 / 1969]

Krzysztof Penderecki - The Devils of Loudun (Marek Janowski, Tatiana Troyanos) [2008 / 1969]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7,14 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: ArtHaus | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | +3% Recovery | 108 min

This film sees the world première video recording of Penderecki's first opera The Devils of Loudun, filmed shortly after its world première in 1969 at the Hamburg State Opera.
Krzysztof Penderecki – Canticum Canticorum Salomonis/Kosmogonia (2012)

Krzysztof Penderecki – Canticum Canticorum Salomonis/Kosmogonia (2012)
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 57m14s | 258mb
Label: Naxos | cat. no. 5.572481
Krzysztof Penderecki - Symphonies 2 & 4 (Antoni Wit) [Repost]

Krzysztof Penderecki - Symphonies 2 & 4 (Antoni Wit) [Repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 299 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2000

Penderecki's return to tonality generated a renewed interest in the symphonic form, the dramatic First Symphony of 1973 completing his restoration of melodic language. It was a style continued in the Second Symphony, commenced by the composer on Christmas Day 1979. The Fourth Symphony was commissioned by Radio France to mark the bicentenary of the French Revolution, the music moving between conflict and moments of reconciliation.
Krzysztof Penderecki - Orchestral Works Volume 2 (National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice - A. Wit)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Orchestral Works Volume 2 (National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice - A. Wit)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 361 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2000

Symphony No. 1, in four continuous sections, was commissioned by the Peterborough firm of Perkins Engines, and first performed there in 1973 by the London Symphony Orchestra and the composer. Symphony No. 5 was premièred in Seoul in 1992, and a Korean folksong threads its way unobtrusively through the lower strings at certain points. Penderecki again favours a single movement, although, unlike his second and fourth symphonies, the strongly-drawn contrast between slower and faster sections gives the work a greater dynamic charge.

Krzysztof Penderecki - Matrix 5 (Orchestral Works)  

Posted by paloz at April 25, 2010
Krzysztof Penderecki - Matrix 5 (Orchestral Works)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Matrix 5 (Orchestral Works)
Genre: Modern Classical | 1 CD | MP3 @ 320 kbps | No Scans | 100+63 Mb RAR archives
Publisher: EMI Classics | Year: 1994

This collection of Krysztof Penderecki's music encompasses one of New Music's most intense, even extreme pieces: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima. Played in the extreme registers by 52 string performers, this piece came off in every way as a careening lamentation. Decrying the bombing of Hiroshima at a time when it was still a historical blue ribbon on the war chest of the U.S., Threnody was unforgettable for its vast ranges of sound colors, from the quietest and most brittle to the most raging, swirling bruises imaginable.
–Andrew Bartlett

Krzysztof Penderecki: St. Luke's Passion & Threnody (1989)  

Posted by hopscotch at June 22, 2009
Krzysztof Penderecki: St. Luke's Passion & Threnody (1989)

Krzysztof Penderecki - St. Luke's passion & Threnody (1989)
Classical | EAC (APE. CUE & NO CUE) | 574 MB

Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (Tren ofiarom Hiroszimy in Polish) is a musical composition for 52 string instruments, composed in 1959 by Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933), which took third prize at the Grzegorz Fitelberg Composers' Competition in Katowice in 1960. The piece swiftly aroused tremendous interest around the world and made its young composer famous. The piece—originally called 8'37" (at times also 8'26")—applies the sonoristic technique and rigors of specific counterpoint to an ensemble of strings treated unconventionally in terms of tone production. "While reading the score," Tadeusz Zielinski wrote in 1961, "one may admire Penderecki's inventiveness and coloristic ingeniousness. Yet one cannot rightly evaluate the Threnody until it has been listened to, for only then does one face the amazing fact: all these effects have turned out to serve as a pretext to conceive a profound and dramatic work of art!" Indeed, the piece tends to leave an impression both solemn and catastrophic, earning its classification as a threnody. On October 12, 1964, Penderecki wrote, "Let the Threnody express my firm belief that the sacrifice of Hiroshima will never be forgotten and lost."
—Wikipedia

Krzysztof Penderecki - Polish Requiem & Dies Irae (1989)  

Posted by peachfuzz at March 13, 2008
Krzysztof Penderecki - Polish Requiem & Dies Irae (1989)

Krzysztof Penderecki: Polish Requiem & Dies Irae (1989)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 475 MB

"I always seek the form first. That is the most important thing." (Krzysztof Penderecki)

"The Polish Requiem" (Polskie Requiem) of Krzysztof Penderecki, for for a quartet of soloists, choir and symphony orchestra, combines modern idiom with tradition. Penderecki makes use of the vast possibilities of contemporary compositions in this missae pro defunctis (Mass for the Death), taken from the Church's Latin liturgy and Polish religious tradition. This exclusive 2-CD set also includes Oratorio "Dies Irae" dedicated to the Memory of Those Murdered at Auschwitz, for solo voices: soprano, tenor, bass; mixed choir and orchestra.

Krzysztof Penderecki - St Luke Passion (1990)  

Posted by peachfuzz at March 9, 2008
Krzysztof Penderecki - St Luke Passion (1990)

Krzysztof Penderecki: St Luke Passion (1989)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 242 MB
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While Penderecki is best known for the visceral sonic assault of experimental works such as his Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (1961), St. Luke Passion (Passio et mors Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam) is considered by many to be a landmark work in the history of twentieth century. What is still most striking about his Passion is how compellingly it blends avant-garde techniques—especially Penderecki's innovative textures and hovering tone clusters—with more traditional styles of choral and vocal writing. All of this contributes equally to the emotional resonance of music and story alike, and it's no wonder the Passion has become one of the composer's most renowned works.