KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (b.1933): Viola Concerto, Cello Concerto No. 2.
Catalogue Number: 10N009
Description: Coming from 1982 and 1983, these single-movement works share the rich harmonies, brooding dramatic power and expressive intensity characteristic of this period in Penderecki's stylistic evolution, in which a new Romantic tonality was blended with techniques from his earlier, avant-garde period and in which the latter provide tools to accentuate and expand the emotional impact of these generally dark, tragic and uneasy scores. Grigori Zhislin (viola), Tatiana Vassilieva (cello), Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit.