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Szymanowski: Symphonies 3-4 (HD Audio) [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]

Ryszard Minkiewicz , Jan Krysztof Broja    Exempt   Blu-ray Audio
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Ryszard Minkiewicz, Jan Krysztof Broja, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra
  • Format: Classical
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: NAXOS BLU-RAY AUDIO
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Aug 2011
  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005CM9E7Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,870 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Szymanowskis Symphony No. 3 Song of the Night creates a potent atmosphere of Persian mysticism in its rich blend of voices and exotic orchestration. His Symphony No. 4 is largely extrovert in character and has a prominent rôle for piano. Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 can be found on NBD0021. The CD release of Symphony No. 3 was Gramophone Editors Choice and given 5 STARS by ClassicFM (8.570721), and Symphony No. 4 an unbeatable 10/10 from ClassicsToday.com (8.570722); the complete cycle acclaimed as revelatory (ClassicalCDReview.com).

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Ryszard Minkiewicz, ténor - Jan Krzysztof Broja, piano - Chœur & Orchestre Philharmonique de Varsovie - Antoni Wit, direction

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3.0 out of 5 stars Unimpressed 5 April 2013
Format:Blu-ray Audio
I'm a totally devoted fan of mr. Wit's art and his orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, is one of the finest I've ever heard in this repertoire. I own many CD's on the Naxos label with this conductor/orchestra combination: Karlowicz symphonic poems, Weinberg symphony nr.8, Penderecki and Lustoslawski series and the Szymanowski's. I really don't understand this releases. Naxos, probably not a fan of the SACD possibilities, tries the Blu Ray Audio thing. It's expensive and I wonder if there's a market for. I only have stereo at home so had to listen with a friend who has 7.1 Surround or whatever. I found the result overwhelming, tiresome, reverberant and muddy. The CD is dynamic, just plain stereo, smack into your face as a recording. I prefer it. Why on earth would you put 60 minutes of not very middle of the road repertoire on a disc that can easily hold a whole Wagner opera in perfect sound? That can easily hold the complete Brahms or Schumann symphonies or Beethoven piano concertos? Why don't you try that Naxos?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Music 17 Jan 2014
Format:Blu-ray Audio|Verified Purchase
There is even a pianist involved who wears a similar family name as me ( the same just different spelling, I presume)
Great singer too btw.
Famous orchestra with A.Wit also
No, seriously, great music - great recording.
Will check out the polish composer in future.
Greetings from Moldavia, at the moment
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