Penderecki: Kosmogonia (1970) - Wit

Krzysztof Penderecki (1933 - 2020 )

Kosmogonia (1970),
for soprano, tenor, bass, mixed choir and orchestra

Olga Pasichnyk, soprano

Rafał Bartmiński, tenor
Tomasz Konieczny, bass
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra
Antoni Wit

100+ komentarze:

Abby Subler
Abby Subler:
It's pretty insane when you think about how music like this is made with traditional instruments
Petru T.
Petru T.:
This portraits exactly the coldness, powerful hostility to every life form of space itself. The sky may look beautiful and transcending but that's just an appearance. When you have an entire void filled with solar wind, gamma ray bursts, black holes, rocks that are going a few times faster than a bullet then this music is suitable for that image.
I finally found the style of a composer I was looking for all my life....Thanks to shcoenberg, shostakovich and Stravinsky for guiding me along this path. I can rest now!
Mister Argenr
Mister Argenr:
The way Penderecki applies the sheer depth and magnitude of sound one can achieve with an orchestra to capture existential, pants-shitting dread is absolutely flawless. hearing this from the first row of a concert at volumes that seem like they'll flay the skin off your head must be incredible.
Adam Sochacki
Adam Sochacki:
jedna z najlepszych rzeczy Pendereckiego. W mojej szkole muzycznej byla to "lektura obowiazkowa"
Aonoymous Andy
Aonoymous Andy:
This music sounds like it came out of the darkest regions of the human mind.
Troll Mallow
Troll Mallow:
The most terrifying moment is at 7:05. A major chord is struck amongst all that dissonance, and within it is encapsulated the wonder and horror of the cosmos
The ending where the choir is breathing in and out and diminuendos is genius
Erik Larsen
Erik Larsen:
This great composer died today. On an other place together with a little woman I really loved. They will united in heaven and I will never forget both of them.
Joanna Porębska
Joanna Porębska:
Dad told me " go and listen to panderecki, then show it to your mother and tell her that you will listen to this kind of music. Im sure, she will never told you something bad about metal music you listen to"
Gérard Begni
Gérard Begni:
A very interesting score by Penderecki before his conversion to neo-romanticism. Some indices of stylistic changes are nevertheless perceptible, but it is impossible to guess where they will led the composer, and certainly not in that future direction. It seems rather to bring him into the general trends of many "progressist" composers of that time.
Philippe Cirse
Philippe Cirse:
Ceci est plus que le reflet d'une époque. C'est un astéroïde fantôme qui revient jeter son dévolu sur l'art sonore. Une onde décadente chargée de paradoxes d'où s'échappent l'obscurantisme et l'irrationnel, facteurs hypnotiques défiant les âmes vulnérables en quête d'absolu. Cette architecture sonore est comme un court tunnel qui mène à la lumière noire
Pepper Williams
Pepper Williams:
The first piece I ever heard from Penderecki was his cello concerto. The man was a genius RIP
Tad Doyle music
Tad Doyle music:
This is amazing to me. It brings joy to my heart. Beauty!
This is pure Aether. Some string harmonics are beyond divinity - a masterpiece.
Monika H
Monika H:
Spoczywaj w pokoju Mistrzu [*]
Juliana de Queiroz
Juliana de Queiroz:
got this playing while doing trivial daily things. It makes life more thrilling
Nathan Aaron
Nathan Aaron:
WOW. Just WOW. There are no words for the masterpiece that is this music. WOW.
michael puleston
michael puleston:
Classical music is not just about listening to works from long dead composers.
paul amrod
paul amrod:
A remarkable piece and performance, Exhibiting a wonderful style of an alternative approach,
This mood is overwhelmingly eerie. This is totally different from what I expected from the title. And I don't mind it at all.
Garen Evans
Garen Evans:
Krzysztof Penderecki is a master in aleatoric composition.
Donnie Catalano
Donnie Catalano:
I am very happy I invested in a very expensive sound system. This is incredible
Hector Barrionuevo
Hector Barrionuevo:
I was looking at "cosmology-themed" orchestral works and this piece was mentioned in one online article. Somehow, even though tension and dissonance are almost constant, the work produces a unique, terrifying, but beautiful art experience !!! I think that is what I like in the modernist works of not only Penderecki, but in those of Lutoslawski and Ligeti too (some of Crumb's and Takemitsu as well) !!!
James Blobb
James Blobb:
6:50 That might be the most apocalyptic thing I've ever heard. Fantastic.
Daniel James Parker
Daniel James Parker:
Shattering stuff! You're never the same after Penderecki.
juan D Pérez
juan D Pérez:
que grande pieza, muchas gracias por esta publicación :D lm/
Yog Sothoth
Yog Sothoth:
the picture of the galaxy went eerily well with the song. Incredible song!
sean duchinsky
sean duchinsky:
Stanley Kubrick must have listened to this while making 2001 a space odyssey. the scope of this is so vast, so beyond description. and it has a nice beat and i can dance to it.
Anthony Brown
Anthony Brown:
This guy is the Sun Ra of classical music, Penderecki you are inspiring thank you.
Ricardo Salah
Ricardo Salah:
Imprescindible escucharla con lo ojos cerrados o en un ambiente oscuro.
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."
-H.P. Lovecraft
gave me goosebumps...incredible piece
Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sánchez:
La verdad es que para ser instrumentos clásicos es un logro.Pienso que con los sintes lo tenemos mejor,no digo que sea fácil saber utilizar bien un sintetizador y programarlo.Pero me parece todo un logro conseguir estos matices con instrumentos clásicos
Holy shit, the vocals were the most haunting thing I've ever heard
daniel palkowski
daniel palkowski:
Thanks for posting, amazing to finally hear another interpretation after the original lp.
the fxbip
the fxbip:
Pure intensity.Mindbending.
Fernando Kosovel
Fernando Kosovel:
Many people feels that space is scary,to me the mystery and the unexplained can never be scary,it's marvellous
Tad Doyle music
Tad Doyle music:
This is a master work.
Sorin Serb
Sorin Serb:
RIP, maestro!
Bastian Olschewsky
Bastian Olschewsky:
Just found out about penderecki by listening to cello concerto no.1 and absolutey loving his music
It's like that music that I always loved to hear but never knew what to type to find it
This music is more terrifying to listen to than most modern horror films are to watch
Isaac Takeuchi
Isaac Takeuchi:
The chord at 14:47 is mind bogglingly horrifying. Just makes me want to gouge out my eyes, stab my ear drums, rip it my tongue all at once. I don't understand it. Great!
Doug Bower
Doug Bower:
Chaos, confusion, explosions, sudden oblivion, this is an intense work. A bunch of people performed this.
Jan Czarny
Jan Czarny:
Great music.Young, sonoristic penderecki was a genius!
Christian Jahns
Christian Jahns:
absolut genial !!!
I first listened to Penderecki in my 20’s when I heard he won European Music awards, I loved his music, a secret unknown is Kosmogonia in 1970 for chorus and orchestra, on vinyl is was a show stopper. I have a considerable Penderecki collection, now he is gone, his music will live with me until the day I die.
Brilliant Piece! However, Its strange I never hear of anyone speaking about Giacinto Scelsi... Well whatever, still a great composer!
If someone could provide timestamps with terminology and inside knowledge on the instrumental approaches used throughout this piece (how the instruments are being played), I would be eternally, infinitely grateful.

Run on sentence, I know.
Generic User 42
Generic User 42:
this music takes you to a different world
Furkan Kirazli
Furkan Kirazli:
İts really flawless.
Потрясающе!!! здравствуйте
I can't believe he's gone...
quark libidinal
quark libidinal:
penderecki est un compositeur de génie ,, sa musique est profonde , mystèrieuse fascinante , un voyage dans les tréfonds de la matière du cosmos et dans les méandres de l'âme et de l'esprit humains ,, les voix viennent approfondir ,les ténèbres que propagent des sont savamment éclatés réduits à un état subatomique trop hermétique à l'esprit humain , il peut en résulter une alchimie , une déduction de la présence divine et comme pour la vision d'une toile abstraite c'est à l'auditeur de pressentir les énergies vitales et les fluides susceptibles d'innerver la matière primitive , l'avant bing bang , les équations infinies qu'il reste à résoudre et comme beaucoup d'auditeurs je regrette que penderecki ne soit pas plus souvent au répertoire des grandes soirées de concert , pour des raisons qu'il n'est pas très difficiles d'appréhender ,, merci pour le partage
David S
David S:
How to have goosebumps for 18 minutes: Close your eyes while listening to this
That chorus with the huge brass behind it sounds massive. Chills.
I actually entered a composition competition in honor of Penderecki in 2020.
Sergio H. Mandujano
Sergio H. Mandujano:
Wow ¡Tengo que escuchar a Penderecki más seguido!
Perfect music to go insane in lockdown to.
Music of the twentieth second century - you join with the Maestro's offering from the future…
Ma Wai Kwan
Ma Wai Kwan:
7:08 striking effect, reminds me of the last chord of Polymorphia
Great work!
If you like this try Penderecki's "Utrenja" for a mind-blowing experience
Khalid Bayati
Khalid Bayati:
This reminds me of the soundtrack from 2001: A Space Oddessy. If there ever is a remake they should use this as a song in the soundtrack.
marie holdorf
marie holdorf:
wonderful !!!!!!! thanks !!!!!!
claver gomez ocampo
claver gomez ocampo:
me parece una buena musica , que bueno escucharla creo que pertenece al genero electroacustico.
The sound of madness in space.
Ordinateur Martin
Ordinateur Martin:
perfect for studying
Excuse You?
Excuse You?:
This is what I imagine space would sound like if there was sound in space
Chance Korte
Chance Korte:
I was surprised to learn that the man who composed this (Penderecki) is still alive.
Roman klerdobudy
Roman klerdobudy:
Tak przyspieszyć troche tempo a będzie prawie metallica !
the fxbip
the fxbip:
Pure relentless intensity.
Ralph Madach
Ralph Madach:
Ein Meisterwerk !
steve bilton
steve bilton:
All is as it is and always will be.
All is
As it is
And always has been
And always will be.
There was no beginning
There will be no end.
I am part of that eternity
I always will be.
Everything changes
But remains the same.
In order, there is only chaos
In chaos only order.
Destruction creates.
Creativity destroys.
Yet all remains as was,
As is and always will be.
Passive, impartial.
The greatest piece of existence is the minutest piece of me.
The minutest piece of the Universe is the most immense within me.
I am no one
Yet I am everyone.
I love, I die,
I hate, I cry.
I continue onward forever
As I have traveled always.
Who can know the way?
Only the Great Light directs us.
Wojciech Bolesław Cieśliński
Wojciech Bolesław Cieśliński:
Maestro, nic nie rozumiem, ale czuję jak Pan
Felipe Fernandes
Felipe Fernandes:
I didnt know Penderecki. Sensational!
Kabali 17
Kabali 17:
The musicians composer.
Flow Ede
Flow Ede:
I need new words to describe . . . Thank you
Janet Craft
Janet Craft:
Wow. What a trip that was🌙
Karolina Nowakowska
Karolina Nowakowska:
Zobaczcie reportaż dokumentujący nagrywanie utworów Krzysztofa Pendereckiego i Wielkiej Orkiestry Symfonicznej Polskiego Radia i Telewizji, pod batutą kompozytora - ;)
Stephen Myers
Stephen Myers:
Thanks to YouTube I believe we are starting to achieve a better acceptance and respect for contemporary music
Sean L
Sean L:
A faceless horror slinking through the darkness, peaking through your window.
Gérard Begni
Gérard Begni:
Kosmogonia dates from before the radical changes of the art of Penderecki towards a post-wagnerian aesthetics.
Pawel Ptk
Pawel Ptk:
Przerażające 😱
Yog Sothoth
Yog Sothoth:
4:23 favorite part!
so beautiful
is it weird i find this relaxing
Stan Petrovich
Stan Petrovich:
It IS possible to label this 'psychomimetic' rather than merely 'classical'.
Ryan Pham
Ryan Pham:
This is going on my Halloween playlist...
When you think of space in orchestral music, what songs come to mind? Maybe, "buhhh, buhhh, buhhh, BAH BAH!" from 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, I personally think Kosmogonia is the most accurate depiction of outer space. Like Kosmogonia's random bells, chimes, and hissing drums, you may feel very insignificant and afraid once you realize just how vast and weird and unknown the rest of the universe is.
I use this in my Cthluhu summoning ritual. Works pretty well.
En mi apreciación esa música tiene un discurso, como de la no armonía.
BoogieFunk Productions
BoogieFunk Productions:
Clearly, Penderecki was thinking way outside of the Pythagorean theorem.
RIP Penderecki...
Meru Ur
Meru Ur:
WHO IS MEDIUM!! thank you MASTER! 
Erin S
Erin S:
whenever i listen to Penderecki, I get the satisfication of asphyxiation...
Chris Muimbwa
Chris Muimbwa:
I guess all we here also share a common love for Scriabin, Ligeti and the Yamashiro Art Orchestra.
Eduardo Mendoza-S
Eduardo Mendoza-S:
I am sure aliens do want to visit our planet just to listen to this music :D
milos Vojtechovsky
milos Vojtechovsky:
Penderecki: můj oblíbený skladatel současnosti-vyjadřuje to,co tušíme ,že by se mohlo stát v blízké budoucnosti-nová Hirošima??
Christian e.g.
Christian e.g.:
From the research ship on the surface above, the order was given, and the R.O.V. switched on its powerful floodlights and the true scale of the ruins of the ancient seafloor city came into view! A collective gasp arose on the research ships above as the French and Russian crews took in the staggering sight, hidden away for 5,000 years under 3-miles of deep Atlantic seawater, in the darkness of the Abyssopelagic ocean layer. Rows upon rows of statues of what looked like angelic figures with strange disc-shaped head dresses lined the south side of the vast arena, whose porcelain or tile floor still looked fairly smooth after 5,000 of submergence under 3 miles of dark water. It was terrifying to behold: numerous figures in martial combat postures were frozen in place all over the ancient coliseum. Were they stone statues or actual ancient specimens of men and giants, petrified by ocean sediments? And if so, how were they frozen into place? It was the eeriest thing any of them had ever seen. There was an immediate call for censorship of this starkly terrifying artifact from any submerged reconnaissance and sattelite radar mapping. This dark secret, it was agreed, must NOT be made known to the world above, but rather left quietly undisturbed in all its megalithic antediluvian repose. Perhaps some ancient secrets were better left... undisturbed