Karol Szymanowski: W południe

Written by nyfos

In category: Song of the Day

Published July 15, 2019

A selection from Karol Szymanowski’s sensual and obsessive song cycle Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin,”W południe” (“At Noon”) opens in a city “white with heat.” Its descending phrases capture the languid, wilting feeling of a humid day, before the singer grows excited by a vision of the object of his obsession bathing in the nude.

Ryszard Minkiewicz, tenor
Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Karol Stryja

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