Gorecki: Symphony No. 3
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||Symphony No. 3: I. Lento - Sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile||David Zinman, Dawn Upshaw & London Sinfonietta||26:47||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Symphony No. 3: II. Lento e largo - Tranquillissimo||David Zinman, Dawn Upshaw & London Sinfonietta||9:45||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Symphony No. 3: III. Lento - Cantablile semplice||David Zinman, Dawn Upshaw & London Sinfonietta||17:09||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Almost converted me..
Symphony No. 3: Lento e largo - Tranquillissimo - is true to it's name. One of the most tranquil songs I've ever heard. They shouldn't market this as classical - that'll scare a younger listen off. This is shear beauty. If earth was ever judged for it's musical talent, then the human voice should be the instrument chosen. If it was you couldn't get a clearer and more beautiful example.. STUNNING!!
If you don't do classical or opera and stuff like that......neither do i in the most part, but i swear if you listen to 'Symphony no.3. II lento e largo (whatever) all the way through, your heart will fly. Verily i tell you....this could take you on a journey to heaven.
So emotionally painful yet sublime
This Symphony of all the 500+ classical CD's that I own is the only one that brings a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes every time I listen to it... (once again as I write this). There is such sadness in the 2nd movement which continues into the 3rd, then a key change allows the music to ride to the heavens and sweet solice for those who have suffered then a slow and quiet close.... In spite of the sadness listending to this symphony is an amazingly uplifting and touching experience. Please read the words that underpin this truly great piece of music. And have a full box of tissues when you listen to it.
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