Meyer: Symphony No. 9, Op. 126 / Chrenowicz, Choir of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra
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Krzysztof Meyer, one of the most recognizable Polish composers in the world, extends his oeuvre with a recording of the Symphony No. 9 Fidei speique Sinfonia (Symphony of Faith and Hope) for choir and orchestra to Psalms of David, Op. 126. The latest, monumental vocal and instrumental symphony is a piece with a clear message. At the beginning of the work on the score in 2015, the composer reached for the ancient Psalms of David to express his concern about the current situation in Poland and in the world, where 'lying language' is spreading, people 'are rushing to war' and more and more clearly 'hate peace.' From the today's perspective, it does not seem that his concerns have lost their relevance. Meyer reached for a large symphony orchestra and a mixed choir, representing the voice of the community. The four-part ensemble frequently sings in a six-part texture. The instruments used differ in individual movements, radically changing the ensemble's tone color. The full cast is employed only just in the finale. The diverse and at times moving expression of the Symphony results from a harmony shaped in a way specific to its composer's music. The Symphony No. 9 presented on this album was recorded during its world premiere in the Concert Hall of the Poznan Philharmonic in 2016 by the Cracow Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Choir and by the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jakub Chrenowicz.
Release Date: February 18, 2022
Catalog Number: DUX1713