Portishead's Beth Gibbons performs Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra available here on Deluxe LP with DVD of Concert Film, Deluxe CD with DVD of Concert Film, Standard LP with 4 Panel Booklet and Standard CD.
Beth Gibbons with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra performed Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) at The National Opera Grand Theater in Warsaw on November 29th 2014, and was part of an evening of programming that also featured Jonny Greenwood's (Radiohead) 48 Responses To Polymorphia and the world premiere of Bryce Dessner's (The National) Réponse Lutosławski.
Following an invitation to collaborate at the concert, Beth Gibbons undertook an intense preparation process, including tackling the challenge of learning the original text (and the emotional weight it carries) without speaking the mother language. Typical to Beth though - the elusive yet iconic frontwoman of one of the most important British bands of the last two decades - the challenge was met and exceeded. Her performance alongside the maestroKrzysztof Penderecki has been hailed as triumphant, as you can see and hear on this release.
CD - Standard CD.
CD+ - Includes a DVD of the Concert Film and a 24 Page Mounted Booklet.
LP - 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Includes 4 Panel Booklet and Download Card.
LP+ - Includes a DVD of the Concert Film. 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl with Gatefold Tip On Sleeve and Mounted 16 Page Booklet. Included Download Card.