Sorrow: A Reimagining Of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony (CD)

Saxophonist Colin Stetson’s latest solo release features Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld and Liturgy’s Greg Fox on a rendition of avant-garde composer Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony that “draws heavily from the world of black metal, early electronic music, and from my own body of solo saxophone music,” according to Stetson. Slow and foreboding, yet full-bodied and alive, these renditions feature beautiful operatic vocals, notes that shift between atonal and euphonious, with swells of strings and stirring, rumbling percussion. It adds up to a singular, moving experience that should be undertaken by fans of neoclassical music and indie rock alike.

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