Barry Douglas (piano), Lukasz Dlugosz (flute), Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)
Scored for a large orchestra, including triple wind and a raft of percussion, Krzysztof Penderecki's Piano Concerto, heard here in its 2007 revision first performed by Barry Douglas, renews the composer's direct involvement with the 'grand' concerto tradition that culminated in Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. Its subtitle 'Resurrection' refers to the melody based on a chorale of a non-religious character, which gradually make its way into the foreground before emerging with striking power at the work's climax. The more modest forces used in the Flute Concerto place no restriction on this work's exceptional emotional range and kaleidoscopic colours. Naxos's ongoing recordings of Penderecki's music have drawn a wide following, and each new addition is eagerly snapped up. This is based on universally recognised quality in all of these 'fine performances' (Gramophone).
Penderecki Piano Concerto 'Resurrection', Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
Running Time: 1 hr 1 min