Listen: Penderecki & Greenwood
2012-03-06 by Bloodbirds | 13 Comments

Listen to the new album by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki and Radiohead member Jonny Greenwood here:

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/04/147668709/first-listen-krzysztof-penderecki-and-jonny-greenwood

The album consistes of two pieces written by Penderecki, 'Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima' & 'Polymorphia for 48 strings', and two pieces written by Greenwood, 'Popcorn Superhet Receiver' & '48 Responses to Polymorphia'.

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gabethepiratesquid
March 6th 2012

4521 Comments


Holy shit I'm about to go running but I need this. Penderecki is a genius and all of Greenwood's compositions are amazing. I still listen to the There Will Be Blood OST all the time.

Thane
March 6th 2012

2110 Comments


yeah, there will be blood OST is so good. checking this now

gabethepiratesquid
March 6th 2012

4521 Comments


Penderecki's pieces are usually unnerving as fuqq so I think they'll compliment each other nicely.

tarkus
March 6th 2012

5560 Comments


if i were to get an album (if thats what you call classical stuff, im not real versed on it, compositions maybe idk) by Penderecki which would i get?

gabethepiratesquid
March 6th 2012

4521 Comments


The big "beginning collection" of Penderecki songs is Orchestral Works Vol. 1. In terms of pieces, I'd
recommend Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima first. (which is on that album)

tarkus
March 6th 2012

5560 Comments


sweet thanks


mastille
March 6th 2012

532 Comments


Thank you. Listening to the Popcorn piece (after the Threnody one) and they are both soooooo good. Makes me want to see a classical concert. With a dark symphony orchestra that has me listening like a child, open and full of wonder, fear, curiosity. Although actually, I think these songs will suffice quite well for now.

Zion
March 6th 2012

812 Comments


"...that has me listening like a child, open and full of wonder, fear, curiosity." me at every Nickelback show.

mastille
March 6th 2012

532 Comments


Not THAT kind of fear or wonder
Nor morbid curiosity

Zion
March 6th 2012

812 Comments


By the way, my all time favorite thing in the world of Penderecki is seeing Anne Sophie Mutter play his concierto para violin no. 2... start here, it's amazing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux7iwDrkjc4&feature=related

CrownOfMagnets
March 6th 2012

2190 Comments


there will be blood OST sounded like shit.

LastLight
March 7th 2012

76 Comments


Can't wait. Penderecki is one of my absolute favorite composers. Also to Tarkus, check out the album Matrix 5.

joplinpicasso
March 12th 2012

427 Comments


CrownOfMagnets posits a falsity.



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