• Two Górecki premieres, PR2, 3.11.16

If you tune in to Polish Radio 2 tomorrow night (Thursday, 3 November 2016) you will be able to hear a recording of a concert given in Warsaw on 16 October.  The highlights are world premieres by Henryk Górecki (father) and Mikołaj Górecki (son).  Following work on several of his late father’s pieces (Kyrie, Sanctus Adalbertus and Symphony no.4), Mikołaj has brought to life his Two Tristan Postludes and Chorale (Dwa postludia tristanowskie i chorał, op.82).  Mikołaj himself is represented by his new orchestral piece, Orfeusz i Eurydyka.  The concert is quite a family affair, with Mikołaj’s sister Anna playing the piano solo in their father’s Little Requiem.  The concert, given by Sinfonia Varsovia under Jerzy Maksymiuk, opens with the work by Aleksander Tansman that introduced the concert in London in 2014 at which Henryk Górecki’s Fourth Symphony was given its posthumous premiere.

• Aleksander Tansman: Stèle in memoriam Igor Stravinsky
• Mikołaj Górecki: Orfeusz i Eurydyka**
• Henryk Górecki: Dwa postludia tristanowskie i chorał (orchestrated by Mikołaj Górecki)**
• Henryk Górecki: Little Requiem

If you follow this link to the Polish Radio 2 site, the concert begins at 19.30, Warsaw time (18.30, UK time).

Then just press screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-10-20-35 at the top of the PR2 page.

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