Annotation

Recording location:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Violin concertos
Recording date: 9-11 April 1995
First appearance on: EMI Classics: 7243 5 55607 2 8

Symphonie Concertante (Symphony No. 4)
Recording date: 11-12 October 1996
First appearance on: EMI Classics: 7243 5 56823 2 1

All music here appeared together on (but Symphony No. 4 was first on the CD):
Label: EMI - Date: UK-2004-05 - Cat.No.: 7243 5 57777 2 0 - Barcode: 724355777720 - ASIN: B0001Y4KHO - Format: CD

Recorded at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess for voice and orchestra, Op. 31:
20. March 2006

Harnasie Ballet-pantomime in two tableaux for tenor, chorus and orchestra, Op. 55:
23-25 October 2002

Love Songs of Hafiz for high voice and orchestra, Op. 26:
Tracks 15-18: 23-25 October 2002
Tracks 19-22: 30 June 2004

This was earlier released as Songs of a Fairytale Princess / Harnasie / Love Songs of Hafiz:
Label: EMI - Date: UK-2006-10 - Cat.No.: 3 64435 2 - Barcode: 0094636443522 - ASIN: B000HC2NJM - Format: CD

See disc 3 for details on Król Roger.

Recorded at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

Stabat Mater, Op. 53: 3-4 April 1993
Elzbieta Szmytka: Soprano
Florence Quivar: Mezzo-soprano
John Connell: Bass

Litania do Marii Panny, Op. 59: 3-4 April 1993
Elzbieta Szmytka: Soprano

Symphony No. 3, Op. 59: 1-2 October 1993
John Garrison: Tenor
Peter Thomas: Violin

Tracks not from Król Roger earlier first released on Choral Works:
Label: EMI Classics - Date: UK-1994-06 - Barcode: 0724355512123 - ASIN: B000002RU8 - Format: CD

Then rereleased in EMI's series Great Recordings of the Century:
Label: EMI Classics - Date: UK-2006-08 - Barcode: 0094636159225 - ASIN: B000GH2WPS - Format: CD
Label: Angel Records - Date: US-2006-10 - Barcode: 0094636159324 - ASIN: B000I2ISN6 - Format: CD

Annotation last modified on 2013-11-03 02:04 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess: The Lonely Moon
Karol Szymanowski 4:44
2 Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess: The Nightingale
Karol Szymanowski 2:55
3 Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess: Dance
Karol Szymanowski 2:12
4 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 1: Driving the Sheep
Karol Szymanowski 4:23
5 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 2: Mimed Scene (Courtship)
Karol Szymanowski 2:06
6 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 3: The Tatra Robbers' March
Karol Szymanowski 1:39
7 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 4: Mimed Scene (The Harnaś and the girl)
Karol Szymanowski 3:32
8 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 5: The Tatra Robbers' Dance. Finale
Karol Szymanowski 4:20
9 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 6a: The Wedding
Karol Szymanowski 2:25
10 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 6b: Entry of the Bride
Karol Szymanowski 1:57
11 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 6c: Drinking Song
Karol Szymanowski 1:09
12 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 7: The Tatra Highlanders' Dance
Karol Szymanowski 3:50
13 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 8: Raid of the Harnasie. Dance
Karol Szymanowski 5:32
14 Harnasie: Tableau I, In the mountain pasture, No. 9: Epilogue
Karol Szymanowski 2:56
15 Love Songs of Hafiz: Desires
Karol Szymanowski 1:51
16 Love Songs of Hafiz: The Infatuated East Wind
Karol Szymanowski 1:56
17 Love Songs of Hafiz: Dance
Karol Szymanowski 1:48
18 Love Songs of Hafiz: Pearls of My soul
Karol Szymanowski 1:50
19 Love Songs of Hafiz: Eternal Youth
Karol Szymanowski 3:00
20 Love Songs of Hafiz: Your Voice
Karol Szymanowski 2:46
21 Love Songs of Hafiz: Drinking Song
Karol Szymanowski 2:34
22 Love Songs of Hafiz: Hafiz' Grave
Karol Szymanowski 5:47
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35: Vivace assai - Tempo comodo: Andantino - Subito vivace assai -
Karol Szymanowski 11:44
2 Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35: Vivace scherzando (Fig. 52) - Tempo comodo: Allegretto - Vivace -
Karol Szymanowski 8:37
3 Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35: Cadenza (Vivace) - Allegro moderato - Lento assai
Karol Szymanowski 5:11
4 Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61: Moderato - Andante sostenuto - Tempo I - Cadenza -
Karol Szymanowski 11:28
5 Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61: Allegramente, molto energico (Fig. 26) -
Karol Szymanowski 3:51
6 Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61: Andantino molto tranquillo (Fig. 40) - Tempo I (Allegramente, animato)
Karol Szymanowski 5:47
7 Symphonie Concertante, Op. 60: I. Moderato. Tempo comodo
Karol Szymanowski 9:54
8 Symphonie Concertante, Op. 60: II. Andante molto sostenuto
Karol Szymanowski 8:16
9 Symphonie Concertante, Op. 60: III. Allegro non troppo, ma agitato ed ansioso
Karol Szymanowski 6:31
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Król Roger: Act I. Hagios! Hagios!
Karol Szymanowski 2:42
2 Król Roger: Act I. Boże pobłogosław Panie praodwieczny
Karol Szymanowski 2:29
3 Król Roger: Act I. Czyś słyszał?
Karol Szymanowski 4:24
4 Król Roger: Act I. Oto bluźnierca!
Karol Szymanowski 1:20
5 Król Roger: Act I. Mój Bóg jest piękny jako ja
Karol Szymanowski 4:19
6 Król Roger: Act I. W jego uśmiechu!
Karol Szymanowski 3:56
7 Król Roger: Act I. Niech odejdzie Pasterz
Karol Szymanowski 5:37
8 Król Roger: Act II. (Orchestra)
Karol Szymanowski 1:57
9 Król Roger: Act II. Niepokój bladych gwiazd
Karol Szymanowski 5:22
10 Król Roger: Act II. A ...!...Roksana! Jej śpiew!
Karol Szymanowski 4:18
11 Król Roger: Act II. Ktoś mglisty przeszedł między strażą!
Karol Szymanowski 1:15
12 Król Roger: Act II. O przychodzę sam, jako kazałeś, Królu
Karol Szymanowski 5:05
13 Król Roger: Act II. A ...! Uśpij swój lęk i gniew, Rogerze!
Karol Szymanowski 3:05
14 Król Roger: Act II. Tajemnych głębin życia żar wszechmocną
Karol Szymanowski 2:37
15 Król Roger: Act II. Dance of the Shepherd's followers
Karol Szymanowski 1:43
16 Król Roger: Act II. Roxana's entrance: A...! W radosnym tańcu
Karol Szymanowski 2:09
17 Król Roger: Act II. Kto śmie mój czar łańcuchem pętać rabów?
Karol Szymanowski 2:15
18 Król Roger: Act II. Słuchajcie ... W ciszy nocy, słuchajcie
Karol Szymanowski 5:35
19 Król Roger: Appendix (Roxana's aria with concert ending). A ...!...Roksana! Jej śpiew!
Karol Szymanowski 4:50
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Król Roger: Act III. (Orchestra)
Karol Szymanowski 1:58
2 Król Roger: Act III. Wokół martwota głazów
Karol Szymanowski 4:37
3 Król Roger: Act III. Rogerze! Rogerze!
Karol Szymanowski 1:34
4 Król Roger: Act III. Na sąd, na sąd staw się Królu
Karol Szymanowski 5:46
5 Król Roger: Act III. Syć ofiarny
Karol Szymanowski 4:20
6 Król Roger: Act III. Edrisi, już świt!
Karol Szymanowski 1:37
7 Król Roger: Act III. Słońce! Słońce! Edrisi!
Karol Szymanowski 2:33
8 Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Karol Szymanowski 6:11
9 Stabat Mater: Quis est homo qui non fleret
Karol Szymanowski 2:25
10 Stabat Mater: Eia Mater, fons amoris
Karol Szymanowski 3:52
11 Stabat Mater: Fac me tecum pie flere
Karol Szymanowski 3:02
12 Stabat Mater: Virgo virginum praeclare
Karol Szymanowski 2:53
13 Stabat Mater: Christe, cum sit hinc exire
Karol Szymanowski 4:57
14 Litania do Marii Panny: Dwunastodzwiecna cytaro
Karol Szymanowski 3:26
15 Litania do Marii Panny: Jak krzak skarlały
Karol Szymanowski 4:36
16 Symphony No. 3 "Song of the Night": I. Moderato assai
Karol Szymanowski 7:41
17 Symphony No. 3 "Song of the Night": II. Vivace, scherzando
Karol Szymanowski 7:14
18 Symphony No. 3 "Song of the Night": III. Largo
Karol Szymanowski 9:46

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Mike Clements (engineer) (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (tracks 4–14)
Mike Clements (engineer) (2004-06-30) (tracks 15–22)
Mike Clements (engineer) (2006-03-20) (tracks 1–3)
choir vocals:
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (tracks 9–11, 13)
composer:
Karol Szymanowski (tracks 1–3, 15–22)
Karol Szymanowski (1923 – 1931) (tracks 4–14)
conductor:
Sir Simon Rattle (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (tracks 4–14)
Sir Simon Rattle (2004-06-30) (tracks 15–22)
Sir Simon Rattle (2006-03-20) (tracks 1–3)
lyricist:
Zofia Szymanowska (tracks 1–3)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Katarina Karnéus (2004-06-30) (tracks 15–22)
orchestra:
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (tracks 4–14)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2004-06-30) (tracks 15–22)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2006-03-20) (tracks 1–3)
orchestrator:
Karol Szymanowski (tracks 15–17)
producer:
Stephen Johns (producer) (tracks 1–22)
soprano vocals:
Iwona Sobotka (2006-03-20) (tracks 1–3)
tenor vocals:
Timothy Robinson (track 12)
Timothy Robinson (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (tracks 6, 14)
recorded at:
Symphony Hall (Birmingham) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (tracks 4–14)
Symphony Hall (Birmingham) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom (2004-06-30) (tracks 15–22)
Symphony Hall (Birmingham) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom (2006-03-20) (tracks 1–3)
orchestration of:
Love Songs of Hafiz, op. 24, M26: Tanz (for voice and piano) (track 17)
Love Songs of Hafiz, op. 24, M26: Wünsche (for voice and piano) (track 15)
part of:
Love Songs of Hafiz, op. 26, M28 (for voice and orchestra) (tracks 15–22)
Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess (for voice and orchestra) (tracks 1–3)
Harnasie, op. 55 (tracks 4–14)
recording of:
Love Songs of Hafiz, op. 26, M28: Der Verliebte Ostwind (for voice and orchestra) (track 16)
Love Songs of Hafiz, op. 26, M28: Tanz (for voice and orchestra) (track 17)
Love Songs of Hafiz, op. 26, M28: Wünsche (for voice and orchestra) (track 15)
Harnasie: Tableau II "In the Inn": No. 6a. The Wedding (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (track 9)
Harnasie: Tableau II "In the Inn": No. 6b. Entry of the Bride (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (track 10)
Harnasie: Tableau II "In the Inn": No. 6c. Drinking Song (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (track 11)
Harnasie: Tableau II "In the Inn": No. 9. Epilogue (2002-10-23 – 2002-10-25) (track 14)
Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess: Dance (2006-03-20) (track 3)

CD 2

composed in:
Ukraine (tracks 1–3)
violin:
Thomas Zehetmair (tracks 1–6)
grand piano:
Leif Ove Andsnes (1996-10-11 – 1996-10-12) (tracks 7–9)
balance engineer:
Mike Clements (engineer) (1996-10-11 – 1996-10-12) (tracks 7–9)
composer:
Karol Szymanowski (tracks 7–9)
Karol Szymanowski (1916) (tracks 1–3)
Karol Szymanowski (1932 – 1933) (tracks 4–6)
conductor:
Sir Simon Rattle (tracks 1–6)
Sir Simon Rattle (1996-10-11 – 1996-10-12) (tracks 7–9)
dedicated to:
Paweł Kochański (tracks 1–3)
orchestra:
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1996-10-11 – 1996-10-12) (tracks 7–9)
producer:
Tony Harrison (producer) (tracks 7–9)
recorded at:
Symphony Hall (Birmingham) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom (1996-10-11 – 1996-10-12) (tracks 7–9)
part of:
Symphony no. 4, op. 60 (tracks 7–9)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Symphonie Concertante, op. 60: I. Moderato. Tempo comodo (1996-10-11 – 1996-10-12) (track 7)
Symphonie Concertante, op. 60: II. Andante molto sostenuto (1996-10-11 – 1996-10-12) (track 8)

CD 3

balance engineer:
Mike Clements (engineer) (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (tracks 1–19)
composer:
Karol Szymanowski (tracks 1–19)
conductor:
Sir Simon Rattle (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (tracks 1–19)
orchestra:
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (tracks 1–19)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 1–19)
recorded at:
Symphony Hall (Birmingham) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (tracks 1–19)
part of:
Król Roger, op. 46: Act II (tracks 8–18)
recording of:
Król Roger: Act I. Boże pobłogosław Panie praodwieczny (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 2)
Król Roger: Act I. Czyś słyszał? (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 3)
Król Roger: Act I. Hagios! Hagios! (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 1)
Król Roger: Act I. Mój Bóg jest piękny jako ja (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 5)
Król Roger: Act I. Niech odejdzie Pasterz (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 7)
Król Roger: Act I. Oto bluźnierca! (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 4)
Król Roger: Act I. W jego uśmiechu! (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 6)
Król Roger: Act II. (Orchestra) (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 8)
Król Roger: Act II. A ...!...Roksana! Jej śpiew! (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 10)
Król Roger: Act II. Dance of the Shepherd's followers (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 15)
Król Roger: Act II. Niepokój bladych gwiazd (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 9)

CD 4

balance engineer:
Mike Clements (engineer) (tracks 8–18)
Mike Clements (engineer) (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (tracks 1–7)
bass vocals:
John Connell (bass vocalist) (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (tracks 8–13)
choir vocals:
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (tracks 8–15)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (tracks 16–18)
chorus master:
Simon Halsey (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (tracks 8–15)
Simon Halsey (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (tracks 16–18)
composer:
Karol Szymanowski (tracks 1–7, 16–18)
Karol Szymanowski (1925 – 1926) (tracks 8–13)
Karol Szymanowski (1930 – 1933) (tracks 14–15)
conductor:
Sir Simon Rattle (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (tracks 8–15)
Sir Simon Rattle (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (tracks 16–18)
Sir Simon Rattle (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (tracks 1–7)
editor:
Stephen Frost (tracks 8–18)
lyricist:
Jerzy Liebert (tracks 14–15)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Florence Quivar (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (tracks 8–13)
orchestra:
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (tracks 8–15)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (tracks 16–18)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (tracks 1–7)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 1–7)
David R. Murray (tracks 8–18)
soprano vocals:
Elzbieta Szmytka (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (tracks 8–15)
tenor vocals:
Jon Garrison (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (tracks 16–18)
recorded at:
Symphony Hall (Birmingham) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (tracks 8–15)
Symphony Hall (Birmingham) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (tracks 16–18)
Symphony Hall (Birmingham) in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (tracks 1–7)
part of:
Stabat Mater, op. 53 (tracks 8–13)
recording of:
Litania do Marii Panny, op. 59: I. Dwunastodzwiecna cytaro (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (track 14)
Litania do Marii Panny, op. 59: II. Jak krzak skarlały (1993-04-03 – 1993-04-04) (track 15)
Symphony no. 3 "Song of the Night": I. Moderato assai (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (track 16)
Symphony no. 3 "Song of the Night": II. Vivace, scherzando (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (track 17)
Symphony no. 3 "Song of the Night": III. Largo (1993-10-01 – 1993-10-02) (track 18)
Król Roger: Act III. (Orchestra) (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 1)
Król Roger: Act III. Edrisi, już świt! (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 6)
Król Roger: Act III. Na sąd, na sąd staw się Królu (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 4)
Król Roger: Act III. Rogerze! Rogerze! (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 3)
Król Roger: Act III. Syć ofiarny (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 5)
Król Roger: Act III. Słońce! Słońce! Edrisi! (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 7)
Król Roger: Act III. Wokół martwota głazów (1998-07-21 – 1998-07-25) (track 2)

Release

ASIN: UK: B0013D8JXI [info]