British singer and musician Beth Gibbons (Portishead) announced the release of a new album. Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), performed by Beth Gibbons and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki), is out now via Domino Records.
The performance took place at The National Opera Grand Theatre in Warsaw on November 29th 2014. In advance of the concert, Beth Gibbons undertook an intense preparation process, including tackling the challenge of learning the original text (and the emotional weight it carries) without speaking the mother language.
Watch the official video for “II. Lento e largo—Tranquillissimo“. It was directed by John Minton.