Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mikołaj Zieleński - Magnificat

Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Henryk WOJNAROWSKI, conductor

Mikolaj Zieleński's setting of the Magnificat for 12 parts in three choirs and his other composition were one of the best things I learned about when I did my month long posting of settings of that most radical of texts a couple of years ago (word search my blog for "Magnificat" if you want to find the others where the links still work).   Zieleński was a composer I'd never come across before, I suspect that's because the musical establishment of my youth didn't particularly pay attention to Polish composers before Chopin.  It makes me wonder what other great music doesn't get a hearing because of where the composer lived. 

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