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.