KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (1933-2020): St. Luke Passion.
Catalogue Number: 06V054
Description: Penderecki's setting of the Passion story as told in the Gospel of St Luke was premièred in 1966 and immediately established a place for itself among the most important large-scale choral works of the twentieth century. Despite its decidedly modernist idiom, the music’s emotional power, glowing colors and sonic impact spoke to audiences as well as critics; Hans Heinz Stuckenschmidt described it as ‘the most important bridge between the spirit of the liturgy and modern music.’ Penderecki was present at this performance on 20 July 2018 at the Felsenreitschule as part of that year’s Salzburg Festival and the BIS recording makes for a fitting tribute to the late composer. Sarah Wegener (soprano), Lucas Meachem (baritone), Matthew Rose (bass), Sławomir Holland (speaker), Warsaw Boys’ Choir, Kraków Philharmonic Choir, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano.