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Classical Club #17 Gorecki Symphony No.3

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Sooner or later this album was going to appear on this thread so it might as well be now!

Three movement piece. The first, 25 mins or so largely of cellos and basses. Oh God, you might think! But that movement sets the scene for the wonderful Second Movement with Dawn Upshaw singing a derivation of a poem from a Polish camp in WW2. Even if you don't know the story, the singing is wonderful, pitch perfect and from a vocalist at the top of her game. If you're not captivated by that, switch on the football or some meaningless soap as classical music is just not for you! Third movement ties it all together, leaving you wondering if you could just go back to the start.

A truly wonderful composition, recorded and performed really well. Emotive to the nth degree. Best listened to with a nice glass of wine. In fact, keep the bottle nearby as you won't want to pause it.

Listen to it all. Don't focus on the Second Movement. Wonderful as it is, the other movements keep it in context.

Quite a simple theme throughout, but as engaging as any large orchestral piece.

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Excellent choice. Very emotive, especially knowing its context.

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Yep , great choice ,.... ive played this a few times over the years........

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