Two more brand-new recordings from the excellent CPO series of Panufnik works, superbly conducted by Łukasz Borowicz, are out now: Symphonic Works 6, Speranza, which includes Panufnik’s 9th symphony, Sinfonia di Speranza, alongside Concertino for Timpani, Percussion and Strings performed again by Konzerthausorchestra Berlin with soloists Michael Oberaigner and Christian Löffler.
Symphonic Works 7, Sfere, contains Panufnik’s 5th symphony, Sinfonia do Sfere, Bassoon Concerto, Lovesong and Landscape, performed by Konzerthausorchestra Berlin and Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra with soloists Michael von Schönermark and Sarah van der Kemp.
“(The series) reveals the careful craftsmanship and sharp-honed form that characterised Panufnik’s work in the sequence of 10 symphonies that are promised from CPO, and the performances under Łukasz Borowicz suggest that the series will be well worth following.” Andrew Clements, The Guardian
“Collectors will need little persuading to add this title to their collections, and the performances are every bit up to the expected standard… another richly rewarding journey.” MusicWeb-International.com
“Many wonderful, evocative moments.” ConcertoNet.com
Listen and buy links in the Discography page