Portishead‘s Beth Gibbons has announced a new solo album. Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) will be released on March 29 via Domino. The album is a recording of Gibbons’ performance with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, from 2014 at the National Opera Grand Theater in Warsaw. The three-movement symphony was written by Penderecki in 1976, and Gibbons learned the original Polish text for the performance, despite not speaking the language. Take a look at a trailer for the album, as well as the tracklist.
Portishead’s last album was 2008’s Third.
Beth Gibbons Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) tracklist:
1 I. Lento — Sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile
2 II. Lento e largo — Tranquillissimo
3 III. Lento — Cantabile-semplice
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