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Gorecki: Hearkening to the Universe

By Joanna Wos

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By Joanna Wos, Mariusz Godlewski, Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk, Robert Kabara, and Symphony Orchestra and Choir of the Silesian Philharmonic. By Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki. Classical. CD + DVD. Dux Records #DUX1368. Published by Dux Records (NX.DUX1368).

Item Number: NX.DUX1368

Nicholas Copernicus once wrote: "What can be more beautiful than the sky, which of course contains everything beautiful." At the inauguration of the 72nd artistic season of the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki presented one of the most important works of his Patron- the monumental 2nd Symphony- Copernicus, composed for New York's Kosciuszko Foundation, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus. In the symphony, which is characteristic of Gorecki's works, the non-literal literary theme of biblical quotations and the Treaty of the rotation of celestial spheres is of great importance. The words in the Symphony No. 2 were not only significant as inspiration or a starting point, but they became what was directly addressed to the listener. He does not have to read them on the show or in the score, but he directly and explicitly hears them.

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