The St Luke Passion (full title: Passio et mors Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam, or the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to St Luke) is a work for chorus and orchestra written in 1966 by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, which, considered within the context of the officially atheistic Polish People's Republic and other Eastern Bloc countries, makes its.
Penderecki is a very religious man, and his strongest beliefs are expressed here. St. Luke Passion tells of the mockings against Christ as he is about to be crucified. We all know how disturbing his death is described in the Bible. Well, just imagine how it is expressed through music: Penderecki has created some of the most violent (and some of the eeriest) music that's ever been heard in the.
Penderecki’s gripping St. Luke Passion (1966) takes the Passions of Bach as its models, refashioning them in an unrelentingly modernist 20th-century language. The boldly original choral writing (including such astonishing voicings as the Tibetan monk-like growling that features throughout the work) and visceral orchestral effects powerfully relay the grandeur and tragedy of the Crucifixion.
The St Luke Passion is an obvious candidate for the Naxos Penderecki series, and I was particularly interested to hear how the ever-resourceful Antoni Wit would handle it. As I suggested in connection with the Dabringhaus and Grimm recording under Marc Soustrot, the piece has worn rather less well than that other major choral composition of the 1960s, Britten’s War Requiem, with its more.
He's fusing sacred themes and the avant garde, namely serialism, which was a big deal in the late '60s. Despite its radical nature (the dynamics are extreme), St. Luke Passion is stylistically varied, possessing aspects of traditional harmony and melody.
Penderecki's St. Luke Passion Performed April 6, 2002 When Krzysztof Penderecki's Passio et mors Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam (The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Luke) premiered in 1966, few people would have predicted it would not only be an immense success but also be critically acclaimed as one of the most significant choral works of the twentieth.
Penderecki: St Luke Passion Sigune Von Osten (soprano), Stephen Roberts (baritone), Kurt Rydl (bass), Edward Lubaszenko (narrator) Cracow Boys Choir, Warsaw National Philharmonic Chorus, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki.
The passion of Krzysztof Penderecki. Alongside icons like Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Schaeffer, the Polish composer stands among the key figures in the blurred early days of electronic music. RA's Andy Battaglia talks innovation and tradition with Krzysztof Penderecki. Krzysztof Penderecki has written some of the most chilling, challenging, and altogether moving music ever to be played.
St. Luke Passion forms Penderecki’s Paschal Triptych together with the bipartite Utrenya and is one of the works that, like the Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, brought the composer his greatest fame. He is often referred to as “the composer of the Passion”. The piece is said to have made a great impression on Salvador Dali, whom Penderecki met in the summer of 1971 during a family.
Hear a performance of Penderecki's St Luke Passion, which left avant-garde critics lost for words when it premiered in 1966. Audiences were left reeling with emotion and disbelief that new music could speak with such feeling, such directness and such shattering power.
Krzysztof Penderecki's St. Luke Passion (Passio et mors Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam) is considered by many to be a landmark work in the history of twentieth century.One would not know that from the degree to which the work has been recorded; since its 1965 premiere, the St. Luke Passion has only been recorded in its entirety three times.
Penderecki: St Luke Passion. Naxos: 8557149. Buy CD or download online. Izabella Klosinska (soprano), Adam Kruszewski (baritone), Romuald Tesarowicz (bass), Krzysztof Kolberger (Evangelista), Jaroslaw Malanowicz (organ) Warsaw Boy’s Choir, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Orchestra and Choir of Poland, Antoni Wit.
Scored for chorus, children's choir, organ and chamber orchestra, St Luke Passion adopts a pared-back focus on choral voices over its 75-minute span. Seeking a more spiritual, inward approach to match Luke's text, the composer eschews settings of interpolated texts as arias and the customary Evangelist and Christ soli: everything is sung by choral forces. A children's choir grants a measure of.
The latter piece, as well as the Passion according to St. Luke of 1963-5, found an unusually wide audience for contemporary works, and Penderecki soon received important commissions from diverse organizations in Europe and the USA. He has also appeared widely as a lecturer and in 1972 began to conduct his own compositions.
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The style of Penderecki’s “St. Luke” Passion has been described as “remarkably clear, accessible, without being conventional. .. and really quite beautiful in its detail.
St. Luke Passion - or, to give it a full title, Passio Et Mors Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Lacum, continues in a similar vein. This is a pyrotechnic work is a lot of senses. For one thing, it's absolutely massive in scope. The orchestra is augmented with a chorus, 4 soloists, a speaker, saxophones, and a massive percussion section that takes in Chinese and Javanese gongs, tom-toms, and.
Penderecki’s St Luke Passion takes as its model the Passions of Bach, the events leading up to the Crucifixion related in an ongoing sequence of narratives, arias and choruses. Its stark simplicity and directness attracted worldwide attention and it was quickly performed many times in Europe and the USA. For many, here at last was a piece of contemporary music which made an i.
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