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Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) Symphony No.2 & No.4*; Stabat Mater **


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Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) Symphony No.2 & No.4*; Stabat Mater **

Valery Gergiev
London Symphony
Orchestra & Chorus
Denis Matsuev (piano)*
Kostas Smoriginas **
Ekaterina Gubanova **
Sally Matthews **

Catalogue Number: ALC 1367
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 76:20, DDD, 2012/3
Barcode: 5055354413674
Price: £6.99




[2nd] “a natural inheritor of Scriabinesque exoticism, Szymanowski brings out the best in Scriabin’s most imaginative interpreters, which is why Gergiev proves such a convincing interpreter … excellent playing from the LSO” [4th] “Matsuev has his feet…firmly planted on terra firma … the gorgeous return to lushness in the second movement suggests an almost Ravelian sensibility…Matsuev and Gergiev turn the finale into Szymanowski’s danse generale.” (Gramophone) [Stabat Mater] “is beautiful and Gergiev has the full measure of its 23 gorgeous minutes.” (MusicWeb)

 

    • Symphony No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 [29:33]

    • 1. I. Allegro Moderato. Grazioso 11:18
    • 2. II. Theme – III. Variation I – IV. Variation II 4:34
    • 3. V. Variation III – VI. Variation IV – VII. Variation V 6:44
    • 4. VIII. Finale Introduction – Variation VI – IX. Finale – Fugue 6:56

Stabat Mater [23:25]

    • 5. I. Stabat mater dolorosa 7:13
    • 6. II. Quis est homo qui non fleret 2:09
    • 7. III. O, Eia, Mater, fons amoris 4:01
    • 8. IV. Fac me tecum pie flere 2:44
    • 9. V. Virgo virginum praeclara 2:49
    • 10. VI. Christe, cum sit hinc exire 4:27

Symphony No.4* ‘Sinfonie Concertante’ Op.60 [23:00]

  • 11. I. Moderato – Tempo comodo 9:24
  • 12. II. Andante molto sostenuto 7:31
  • 13. III. Allegro non troppo, ma agitato ed ansioso 6:04