“Penderecki: Horn And Violin Concertos”
Adagio for Strings (from 3rd Symphony),
Concerto for horn & orchestra 'Winterreise',
Tren (Threnody), "To the Victims of Hiroshima",
Violin Concerto No. 1.
Radovan Vlatkovic (Horn), Barnabás Kelemen (Violin).
London Philharmonic Orchestra – Krzysztof Penderecki, Michał Dworzynski.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has had a long relationship with Krzysztof Penderecki as both a composer and a conductor, regularly performing his works at Royal Festival Hall. The ‘Adagio for Strings’ and ‘Horn Concerto’ on this album, both conducted by the composer, are recordings of the UK premiere performances. Krzysztof Penderecki wrote the ‘Horn Concerto’ specifically for soloist Radovan Vlatkovic. Michal Dworzynski is renowned as a great champion of music by Polish composers. His interpretation of the ‘Violin Concerto’ was praised by The Guardian. Violinist Barnabás Kelemen’s performance in the ‘Violin Concerto’ was widely praised. The ‘Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima’ is an iconic work by Penderecki which received the UNESCO Prize in 1961.