Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 – London Sinfonietta/Dawn Upshaw/David Zinman (1992)

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 - London Sinfonietta/Dawn Upshaw/David Zinman (1992)

An incredible emotional experience and a great way to bridge the gap between Romanticism and the modern era. It embodies the best of both: the fascinating musical development of minimalism and the Romantic ideals of packing your music with as much emotion as humanly possible. The soprano solo in the slowly building, utterly sublime first movement is just the sound of sorrow pouring out at levels previously unknown to mankind. Sometimes words fail you, and that’s where Dawn Upshaw’s vocal solo takes over.

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