Antoni Wit conducts Szymanowski
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra performs two symphonies by the national composer? Karol Szymanowski.
Superbly filmed for the Polish Television, Antoni Wit's performances of Karol Szymanowski's third and fourth symphonies embody the distinguished and idiomatic conducting style for which he is widely recognised.
An outstanding communicator, Wit exhibits exceptional attention to detail in his rendition of these two great works, recorded while Wit was principal conductor or the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.
In the press:Wit captures the hothouse atmosphere of Szymanowski's Rumi-inspired Third Symphony and the folkloric inflections of the Fourth. Excellent soloists too in another outstanding film from the Warsaw Philharmonic.
BBC Music Magazine
Rafał Bartmiński tenor
Jan Krzysztof Broja piano
Movie director : Josef Kowalewski
Collection : ICA Classic: A Collection of Historical Performances and Rare Footage
Musical period : Music from the 20th century
Music genres : Orchestral music, Music with choir
Duration : 55 min
Location : Warsaw Philharmonic Hall (Warsaw, Poland)
Recording date : 19/11/2009
Production date : 2009
Production : © The Warsaw Philharmonic Foundation and The National Audiovisual Institue, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd