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.
Posted by The Thought Criminal at 9:00 AM