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HENRYK GÓRECKI: A Nonesuch Retrospective (7CD Box Set)

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Nonesuch Records releases Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective, a seven-disc box set containing all Nonesuch recordings of Górecki works—Lerchenmusik; Symphony No. 3; String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, and 3; Miserere; Kleines Requiem für eine Polka; Harpsichord Concerto; and Good Night—as well as the first recording of the late composer's final work, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on January 22, 2016.

The recording of Symphony No. 4, available both in the box and individually, was made during the 2014 world premiere performance at Royal Festival Hall with co-commissioner London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko. The piece, which pays homage to Górecki’s fellow Polish composer Alexsander Tansman, was incomplete at the time of Górecki’s 2010 death and thus missed its previously scheduled premiere. However the score had precise indications for orchestration, which Górecki’s son Mikolaj, also a composer, used to complete it. The Daily Telegraph said the piece "caps Górecki's reputation as an orchestral composer, but it also contains some surprises. The music … features some brutal juxtapositions of massively powerful music with slow, intimate passages for solo instruments, including prominent parts for piano and organ."

Compact Disc 1

01 Lerchenmusik: Recitatives and Ariosos - I. - By London Sinfonietta Soloists 03 Lerchenmusik: Recitatives and Ariosos - III. - By London Sinfonietta Soloists
02 Lerchenmusik: Recitatives and Ariosos - II. - By London Sinfonietta Soloists

Compact Disc 2

01 Symphony No. 3: I. Lento - Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile 03 Symphony No. 3: III. Lento - Cantablile Semplice
02 Symphony No. 3: II. Lento E Largo - Tranquillissimo

Compact Disc 3

01 Already It Is Dusk: String Quartet No. 1, op. 62 - By Kronos Quartet 04 Quasi Una Fantasia: String Quartet No. 2, Op.64--lll. Arioso: Adagio Cantabile
02 Quasi Una Fantasia: String Quartet No. 2, Op.64--l. Largo Sostenuto - Mesto 05 Quasi Una Fantasia: String Quartet No. 2, Op.64--lV. Allegro - Sempre Con Grand
03 Quasi Una Fantasia: String Quartet No. 2, Op.64--ll. Deciso - Energico: Furioso, T

Compact Disc 4

01 Misere, Opus 44 06 Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters), Opus 39: Oj, Kiedy No Powislu (Oh, When in Powisle), non troppo
02 Amen, Opus 35 07 Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters), Opus 39: Oj, Janie, Janie (Oh, Johnny, Johnny), molto lento - dolce can
03 Euntes Ibant Et Flebant 08 Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters), Opus 39: Polne Roze Rwala (She Picked Wild Roses), lento sostenuto
04 Wislo Moja, Wislo Szara (My Vistula, Grey Vistula), Opus 46 09 Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters), Opus 39, maestoso espressivo
05 Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters), Opus 39: A Ta Nasza Narew (Oh, Our River Narew), lento malinconico

Compact Disc 5

01 Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka: I. Tranquillo 06 Concerto for Harpsichord and String Quartet: II. Vivace
02 Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka: II. Allegro impetuoso - marcatissimo 07 Good Night
03 Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka: III. Allegro - deciso assai 08 Good Night: II. Lento tranquillissimo
04 Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka: IV. Adagio cantabile 09 Good Night: III. Lento - largo: dolcissimo - cantabilissimo
05 Concerto for Harpsichord and String Quartet: I. Allegro molto

Compact Disc 6

01 I. Adagio-Molto Andante-Cantabile - By Kronos Quartet 04 IV. Deciso-Espressivo ma ben tenuto - By Kronos Quartet
02 II. Largo, Cantabile - By Kronos Quartet 05 V. Largo-Tranquillo - By Kronos Quartet
03 III. Allegro, Sempre ben marcato - By Kronos Quartet

Compact Disc 7

01 Symphony No. 4, Op. 85 Symphony No. 4, Op. 85: Deciso - Marcatissimo ma ben tenuto - By London Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrey Boreyko, Henryk Górecki 03 Symphony No. 4, Op. 85 Symphony No. 4, Op. 85 Deciso-Marcatissimo - Tranquillo e Cantabile - By London Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrey Boreyko, Henryk Górecki
02 Symphony No. 4, Op. 85 Symphony No. 4, Op. 85 Largo - Ben Tenuto - Marcatissimo - By London Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrey Boreyko, Henryk Górecki 04 Symphony No. 4, Op. 85 Symphony No. 4, Op. 85 Allegro Marcato - Giocosa - Deciso - Marcatissimo ma b - By London Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrey Boreyko, Henryk Górecki