KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (b.1933): A sea of dreams did breathe on me... for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 10R065
Description: This 56-minute-long cycle of 21 songs, setting poets of the 19th and 20th centuries, lives up to its subtitle “Songs of Reflection and Nostalgia” but often the emotions are those of an exile and the atmosphere tense and pained. The tone and orchestration range from impressionistic lightness to monumentality as the cycle progresses but this is neo-Romantic Penderecki and there are almost no traces of his earlier avant-garde style. Polish-English texts. Olga Pasichnyk (soprano), Ewa Marciniec (mezzo), Jaroslaw Brek (baritone), Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra; Antoni Wit.