I came across this work through ClassicFM and was so impressed by the one piece they played to buy the CD. Whilst familiar with some of the films he has scored he was otherwise unknown to me - I was not disappointed.
Whilst the circumstances of its creation are a little sad (the death of his friend the director Kieaelowski curtailing a bigger project), the result is a stunning work.
To quote two fellow reviewers there are pieces which genuinely make the hairs stand out on the back of your neck and at times you just have to stop and listen.
Whilst technicans may be able to pull the indiviudal pieces apart and comment on their construction etc, for me it is just perfect.
The voices are clear and the production atmospheric where it needs to be (part one was recorded in Warsaw Cathedral).
There are a variety of instruments (nice to see the alto sax get some credit) and beautiful voices, the music flows throughout. The two distinct halves complement each other from loosely familiar Sanctus, Agnus Dei and haunting Lacrimosa (I challenge you to play that quietly) to the stirring Apokalipsa sections which all show, I think, their comtempory roots.
Buy it. You will not be disappointed.
I will be exploring this composers other works very soon.