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Muzyka Polska, Vol. 5: Szymanowski: Symphony No. 2 - Symphony No. 4 "Concertante" - Concert Overture

Louis Lortie, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner

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Concert Overture, Op. 12. Allegramente, con brio – Poco meno – Tempo I – Passionato – Meno mosso – Andante, dolce amoroso – Adagio, mesto – Vivace – Molto passionato – Tempo I – Poco meno – Vivace. Alla breve – Tempo I
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
12:07
Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 ‘Symphonie concertante’  
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I. Moderato (Tempo commodo) – Subito più mosso, animato – Poco più tranquillo – Poco più mosso – Andantino tranquillo e dolce – Subito più vivo – Quasi Tempo I (Molto moderato) – Subito più mosso – [Cadenza] – Allegramente animato – A tempo (molto an
Karol Szymanowski; Louis Lortie; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
9:48
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II. Andante molto sostenuto – Doppio movimento (Tempo moderato) – [Cadenza] –
Karol Szymanowski; Louis Lortie; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
8:50
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III. Allegro non troppo, ma agitato ed ansioso – Meno mosso. Moderato, molto tranquillo – A tempo animato – Avvivando
Karol Szymanowski; Louis Lortie; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
6:31
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19  
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I. Allegro moderato. Grazioso – Meno mosso (quasi Andante) – Più mosso (quasi Tempo I) – Meno mosso (quasi Andante) – Più mosso (subito) – Ancora poco più animato – Ancora più animato – Sostenuto – Vivace – Poco meno (quasi Tempo I). Poco scherzando –
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
12:07
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II. Theme. Lento -
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
1:30
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II. Variation 1. L’istesso tempo –
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
1:29
1.8
II. Variation 2. L’istesso tempo –
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
1:56
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II. Variation 3. Scherzando. Molto vivace – [ ] – Tempo I –
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:29
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II. Variation 4. Tempo di Gavotte – Allegro – Largo –
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:41
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II. Variation 5. Tempo di Minuetto –
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:48
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II. Finale. Introduzione. Variation 6. Vivace e capriccioso – Meno mosso – Lento –
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
1:17
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Fuga finale. Theme I. Allegro moderato, molto energico – Theme II. Poco più larghetto – Theme III. [ ] – Theme IV. [ ] – Lento – Theme V. [ ] – Subito tempo I. Molto energico – Largo – Subito tempo I. Allegro energico
Karol Szymanowski; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
6:46
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Total Playing Time    70:19
"... The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays with great virtuosity and sensitivity ... the recorded sound is excellent ..." - ClassicalSource.com "Five Stars ... reaches impressive heights with this release spanning nearly three decades of Szymanowski’s music ... Gardner shows how he has become one of the finest non-Polish interpreters of Szymanowski ..." - BBC Music Magazine Internationally acclaimed pianist Louis Lortie joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardiner on the fifth volume of a series of the complete orchestral works of Szymanowski. This album features two of the composer's popular symphonies as well as the Concert Overture, Op. 12.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Watford Colosseum; 3 April 2012 (Symphony No. 2) and 2 July 2012 (other works) Recording producer: Brian Pidgeon Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens Assistant engineers: Jonathan Cooper and Michael Gerrard Editor: Jonathan Cooper A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge Front cover: ‘credit to come’, photograph © Paweł Łapiński Back cover: Photograph of Edward Gardner by Jillian Edelstein, Camera Press London Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen Publishers: Éditions Max Eschig (Symphony No. 4), Universal Edition AG (other works)

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