New Music From Poland

Hear New Music from Poland on this edition of New Sounds, with the achingly beautiful work of Henryk Gorecki. Also, sample the hard-rocking folk of the Warsaw Village Band who use the occasional hurdy-gurdy, some dulcimer and rely on punk-ass driving rhythms. Plus, experience the crazed monk mysticism of Mieczyslaw Litwinski as well as the uncategorizable electro-acoustic blend of the Orchestra of the 8th Day.

PROGRAM #2306 New Music from Poland (Mon. 7/12/2004)





Warsaw Village Band

People’s Spring

At My Mother’s [4:30]

World Village #468028***

Mieczyslaw Litwinski

Live, WNYC, 1986

The Wise Man Dies A Thousand Times [5:00]

Not commercially available. Litwinski has several privately-produced CDs with his duo Sol et Luna, available at

Orchestra of the Eighth Day

Music for the End

Shadow [5:00]

Flying Fish #292 Out of print.

Warsaw Village Band

People’s Spring

Kasiunia [5:00]

See above.

Henryk Gorecki

Symphony #3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)

III [17:00]

Nonesuch #79282**

Zbigniew Preisner

Requiem for My Friend

Lacrimosa [3:30]
Meeting [5:00]

Erato #24146***

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page