Listening to the recordings from this CD you may think of the sources of inspiration, tradition and roots.
For his part, Copland sought to represent broad aspects of disappearing folk cultures in America: the mountain culture of Appalachia and the open environment of the American West, as well as the lively, colorful musical cultures of neighboring Mexico, Cuba and Latin America.
Two great creations by David Oistrakh accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic under Witold Rowicki and Karol Stryja.
This is an encounter with the work of Igor Marketvitch, Russian-born Italian conductor and composer. The recordings were made on January 26 and 27, 1962 at the Concert Hall of the National Philharmonic.
Two great conductors, two brilliant symphonic works, two ravishing interpretations. Schubert's Seventh Symphony is conducted by Carlo Zecchi (the recording comes from the concert on March 26, 1955).
This album features 20th century psalms performed by the Cracow Chamber Choir under Stanisław Krawczyñski. You will hear: Rizzi's Miserere for four voices a cappella; Ives's Psalm 90 for a mixed choir, percussion, harp and organ; David's Psalms by Penderecki – a cycle of four pieces for a mixed choir, percussion, double bass, harp and two pianos.
This unparalleled composition of Ponce is virtually an homage to the guitar and brings out the utmost multiplicity of colours. Nonetheless, a purging melancholy lingers over the whole work.
If Wertheimer hadn’t walked past room thirty--three on the second floor of the Mozarteum twenty-eight years ago, precisely at four in the afternoon, he wouldn’t have hanged himself twenty-eight years later in Zizers bei Chur, I thought.