Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)

Beth Gibbons & the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
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Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #71 / 625
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Based on 106 ratings
2019 Ratings: #71
March 29, 2019 / Release Date
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Domino / Label
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wanderingstar
100
Beth was made for this role. Absolutely stunning.
Tallglassofwate
92
Beth Gibbons' Gorecki rendition is one of haunting and timeless beauty. Gibbons' voice sounds like a relic from another time. Like a spirit recounting ancient, historical trauma. The listener feels as though they are standing in an enormous stone temple staring at paintings that recall a great tragedy from times past. The listener is haunted by the despair and sadness present in the atmosphere of the strings but as the piece goes on, it's hard to ignore the sheer strength of the vocals and ... read more
Kinnetic
100
Beth Gibbons' take on Polish composer Henryk Górecki's 1977 third symphony is hypnotic, devestating, and oh-so-addictive.
LeoSylph
94
Certainly Miss Gibbons gives a different taste to Górecki's work and I cannot do more than praise her for the sentiment and emotion put it through the performance.
lobinho
100
impeccable.
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Track List

  1. Symphony No. 3: I. Lento - Sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile
  2. Symphony No. 3: II. Lento e largo - Tranquillissimo
  3. Symphony No. 3: III. Lento - Cantabile - Semplice
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