Moniuszko: Paria

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Label: DUX
Catalog: DUX1622-23

Warmijak, Tomasz; Komasa, Szymon; Borowicz, Lukasz; Holysz, Katarzyna; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir; Jezierski, Robert; Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra; Gorodetski, Yuri; Jedynak-Obloza, Justyna

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Stanislaw Moniuszko, which occurred in 2019, prompted many musicians and concert and festival organizers to promote, in particular, the forgotten works of the Polish Romantic. Performed for the first time on 12 December 1869, the opera The Pariah met with severe criticism during the composer’s lifetime. Almost 50 years later, during Warsaw’s reopening, The Pariah also did not get much sympathy from the audience and reviewers. This album, including a concert recording made during this year’s Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, is a great opportunity to get acquainted with this little-known work.

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