|1.||"Lento, Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile" (24:13)|
|1.||"Lento E Largo, Tranquillissimo - Cantabilissimo - Dolcissimo - Legatissimo" (8:19)|
|2.||"Lento, Cantabile - Semplice" (15:36)|
Five years ago, Portishead front woman Beth Gibbons joined forces with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra to perform Henryk Gorecki's "Symphony Number 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs)" at the National Opera Grand Theatre in Warsaw. Here, the recording of the concert is finally given a release. It's a stunning suite of classical pieces, with the orchestra making short work of Gorecki's swelling movements and deeply melancholic musical motifs. Gibbons is in particularly fine form, transforming herself into an operatic artist and accurately delivers the stunning, Polish-language pieces. It's an astonishing performance and nothing like we've ever heard from her before. The 24-minute opening track is, in particular, breathtaking.
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