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Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)

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Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrey Boreyko

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Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Nonesuch | # 549570-2 | Time: 00:35:45

Nonesuch Records releases the late Henryk Górecki’s final composition, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on January 22, 2016. The recording was made during the 2014 world premiere performance at Royal Festival Hall with co-commissioner London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko. The piece, which pays homage to Górecki’s fellow Polish composer Alexsander Tansman, was incomplete at the time of Górecki’s 2010 death and thus missed its previously scheduled premiere. However the score had precise indications for orchestration, which Górecki’s son Mikolaj, also a composer, used to complete it. The Daily Telegraph said the piece "caps Górecki's reputation as an orchestral composer, but it also contains some surprises. The music … features some brutal juxtapositions of massively powerful music with slow, intimate passages for solo instruments, including prominent parts for piano and organ".

After the pop-level success of his Symphony No. 3 in the early 1990s, Henryk Górecki waited for some years to begin work on a successor, refusing to plow the same ground further. As it happened, Górecki died in 2010 without completing this work, although he left a piano score that included some indications of orchestration. The work was orchestrated by his son. It is, of course, impossible to know to what degree the work recorded here reflects Górecki's intentions, but it's an intriguing, attention-grabbing thing at the very least. The Symphony No. 4, Op. 85 ("Tansman Episodes") was written for a festival commemorating the Polish-French composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986), whose music has been profitably paired with this work by the present conductor, Andrey Boreyko. The main thematic material of the symphony, stated in abbreviated form, but stentorian tones at the beginning, is derived (how is not 100 percent clear, but there's an explanation in the notes) from the letters of Tansman's name. The work as a whole features extremely simple thematic material, a bit reminiscent of silent film melodrama, developed first through the addition of dense thickets of harmony and tonal clusters, and then through extreme contrasts in which the whole orchestra is suddenly reduced to a small ensemble of instruments. The timpani get quite a workout, and the audience for the work, in this reading by Boreyko and the London Philharmonic Orchestra or in any live performance that might follow, will not be bored. Nonesuch's live sound from Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in London captures the immediacy of the event.

Review by James Manheim, Allmusic.com

Henryk Górecki’s Third Symphony (1976) was a belated hit in the early 90s. His Fourth was his last composition, the orchestration indicated but unfinished when Górecki died in 2010. It was realised for performance by his son, Mikołaj, also a composer, and given its world premiere by the LPO in 2014. The four movements, opening with an insistent, repetitive statement driven by three bass drums, run without a break. The hymn-like slow movement, using glockenspiel and tubular bells, calls to mind Górecki’s expressive choral music. Then comes a war-like brassy section followed by a tranquil piano and cello duo and a chirpy, brusque finale with splashes of American-style minimalism. An interesting curiosity from a surprisingly inscrutable composer.

Review by Fiona Maddocks, The Gurdian

Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)

Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)


01. Deciso - Marcatissimo ma ben tenuto (04:46)
02. Largo-ben tenuto - Marcatissimo (08:57)
03. Deciso-Marcatissimo - Tranquillo e Cantabile (11:42)
04. Allegro Marcato - Giocosa - Deciso - Marcatissimo ma ben tenuto (10:18)

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Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)

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