Valery Gergiev’s and the London Symphony Orchestra’s SACD recording of Karol Szymanowski’s Symphonies Nos 1 and 2 will be released this week. The symphonies were recorded in September and October 2012 at the Barbican in London. According to the LSO, a recording of Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater and Symphonies Nos 3 and 4 is to follow in September.
In September 2012, the Philharmonie Luxembourg released a video in which you can experience Valery Gergiev talk about the composer:
Furthermore, we had a focus on Szymanowski in our Musikblätter 5: