Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (born 23 November 1933) is a Polish composer and conductor. The Guardian has called him Poland's greatest living composer. Among his best known works are his Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, St. Luke Passion, Polish Requiem, Anaklasis, four operas, eight symphonies and other orchestral pieces, a variety of instrumental concertos, choral settings of mainly religious texts, as well as chamber and instrumental works.
Two great recordings of two of the greatest choral works. Karajan and Levin swoops the standards of tempi, phrasing and intens music making. Karajan's finest recording of the Requiem. Levin sets the bar a milestone higher. Remastering of the Requiem is confidentional good. Sound quality of K327 is superb.
Josef Bor raconte cette histoire vraie en associant sa réflexion sur l'histoire à une méditation sur la musique.
Raphaël Schächter, pianiste et chef d'orchestre tchécoslovaque, arrive au camp de Terezin le 30 novembre 1941 et le quitte pour Auschwitz le 16 octobre 1944. Entre ces deux dates, il réussit, en dix-huit mois d'efforts désespérés, à répéter et à faire jouer le Requiem de Verdi. …
Renowned, American born violinist & conductor, Yehudi Menuhin was a vegetarian and committed supporter of many social and environmental causes, with a great interest in Yoga and eastern religion. He was considered one of the greatest violinist of all time and this EMI recording of "Violin Voncertos by Vivaldi" is an excellent introduction to his work Performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra.