Andrzej Panufnik - Lovesong

Konzerthaus Orchestre Berlin; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowiez, chef d’orchestre
Mezzosoprano: Sarah van der Kemp (Love Song)
Basson: Michael von Schönermark

Andrzej Panufnik: Symphonie Works Vol. 7, cpo 2013

« Love Song, a setting of words by 16th century writer, Sir Philip Sidney, did not appear in the arrangement for string orchestra played here, until just before the composer’s death in 1991. It has a lovely swaying melody for harp and strings to which mezzo-soprano, Sarah van der Kemp brings a nice timbre, adding fine feeling as the song rises emotionally, following the gentle sway of the orchestra in this lovely setting. The strings of the Konzerthausorchester are excellent. »