Rafal Bartminski (tenor), Magdalena Dobrowolska (soprano), Ewa Marciniec (alto), Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Antoni Wit (conductor)
A product of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's remarkable burst of creativity in the 1960s, the Eighth Symphony uses texts drawn from Julian Tuwim's epic poem Polish Flowers which reflect on Poland's troubled past and ominous future. Social inequities, poverty, cruelty in times of war and a final luminous vision of hope are eloquently expressed in one of Weinberg's most personal and powerful artistic statements. Antoni Wit, one of the most highly regarded Polish conductors, became managing and artistic director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in 2002. He is also professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
Weinberg Symphony No 8 'Polish Flowers' Op 83
Running time: 59 min