Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima

-National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Antoni Wit, Conductor.

100+ komentarze:

Katarzyna Gołda
Katarzyna Gołda:
And the author, Krzysztof Penderecki, our polish legend, has died just a few hours ago. May his soul rest in peace 😭
Genre: Easy Listening
Mustapha Al-Sibai
Mustapha Al-Sibai:
This plays when I open my exam paper.
Only 40's kids will remember this
Amelia Wright
Amelia Wright:
"I had to walk on the dead bodies, because the ground was too hot. I kept saying "Sorry" to them". - Unnamed Surviver from Hiroshima.
Project MorFX
Project MorFX:
my music teacher showed this to my class
Ivanna Sarcophagi
Ivanna Sarcophagi:
When classical gets more metal than metal...
Nacho Gonzalez
Nacho Gonzalez:
My god, this is scarier than most horror films I've seen
Jack Waynard
Jack Waynard:
"There's nothing intelligent to say about a massacre"
-Kurt Vonnegut
Sean L
Sean L:
All jokes aside, this really does force one to imagine the literal hell that erupted on to earth when the bombs were dropped over Japan. People’s flesh falling off their eviscerated bodies. Unrecognizably charred corpses everywhere.
I've heard some creepy music but nothing on this level. Holy shit...I have nothing else to say.
Matthew Curtis
Matthew Curtis:
This is incredibly powerful composition. I've never had a piece music make me feel physically sick before.
Deeply disturbing and entirely appropriate.
Gloria Bruner
Gloria Bruner:
The worst horror imaginable. This music says it all. Hell's doors opened...
Gratitude to Penderecki for validating this trauma that should never be forgotten. Music reflects our culture- pain and hope. (from a Music Therapist's perspective)
Charlie Bridges
Charlie Bridges:
This should be the National Anthem of the United States
Got a light?
Tamás Keményffy
Tamás Keményffy:
Krysztof Penderecki has passed away today. May the Lord give Home to him!
Natan Kovard
Natan Kovard:
Lik if dis band saved ur life
Andrew Romero
Andrew Romero:
Why did I listen to this at 12AM... when everyone is asleep... in basement.. alone in the dark...
Yuri Umemoto
Yuri Umemoto:
Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020) a polish giant is passing. RIP.
Emma Pirelli
Emma Pirelli:
This is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes and dark within.
Bad Bridge 01
Bad Bridge 01:
this is my jam
lulu lulux
lulu lulux:
This work by Penderecki perfectly conveys the anguish and horror of this terrible explosion. In the first part of the work the composer expresses the climate of tension which reigns among the military in the aircraft, which carries the incredible bomb. In a second grave inexorably bomb (that can be tracked by the terrible hiss) bomb seems never explode (the work would be too trivial) but on the contrary, in contact with the ground the unfortunate Japanese lose hearing and the only view their conscience takes in horror as this music ceasing to fall into an abyss of madness. The explosion is more mental than physical. We are in the front of what humans can do more terrible to himself.
Ben Powell
Ben Powell:
1:47 sounds like an air raid siren!
For some reason I keep coming back to this piece. It's oddly addictive
John Doe
John Doe:
8:00 I actually cringed in my seat at the noise
At around the 8:00 mark, I kinda interpret that sudden, sharp and everlasting string congregation as the moment when the bomb hit.. It scares me so much to just imagine the detonation at that point.
Bea uwu
Bea uwu:
Every time I listen to this I can feel the pain of the people, how frightening must have been. I try to imagine how felt those who looked at the sky when the bomb was dropped and saw the weapon of their own death. It makes me weak, it makes me feel pain. It's so weird, I wasn't there when this happened. I wasn't even alive when this happened but I feel a lot of things when I listen to this
There are four lights
There are four lights:
one of the most intense and stressful pieces of music I have ever heard!
RIP Maestro
Any song by Penderecki gives me intense spine chills. Though I am fairly traditional in my musical tastes, atonal and dissonant music is very fascinating to me. It's definitely one of music's most unique forms. And it definitely has some sort of a structure to it.
Amy Page
Amy Page:
This is horrifying. I mean I wouldn't let my children listen to this.
Otaku With Cats
Otaku With Cats:
Am I the only person who thinks this piece is strangely beautiful?
Alonsinho Gomez
Alonsinho Gomez:
Even though I understand the brilliance of the composition I just cant get the feeling of being uncomfortable or scared maybe I need to hear it with headphones?
Charlie Bridges
Charlie Bridges:
They don't play tunes like this anymore
Mitochondria Raine
Mitochondria Raine:
This song is so intense... it's also damn hard to listen to. It really makes you feel uncomfortable.
Jack Torrance
Jack Torrance:
8:00 that's were you get stabed to death if listening to this in the dark
Dyllon Foley
Dyllon Foley:
RIP Krzysztof Penderecki. One of the last true musical giants.
Rob Evans
Rob Evans:
The explosion featured in the picture is from Nagasaki, not Hiroshima, nonetheless, a chilling piece of music. 
Juan Meza
Juan Meza:
July 16, 1945
White Sands, New Mexico
5:29 AM (MWT)
If the A-bomb didn't scare you to death, this will.
'... starring Kyle Maclachlan...'
disturbing, from head to toe.....
Sigui Tim
Sigui Tim:
I imagined horrifying things while listening to this track. Amazing work.
Ryan Calhoun
Ryan Calhoun:
G O T A L I G H T ?
Lion King
Lion King:
Dude it feels like you hiding from your mom because you got all Fs
Can decide wether i really like this or really hate it! It is genius in the fact that its scary as feck, but.... Meh.
Eric Schultz
Eric Schultz:
I came here in tribute to the passing of the great composer. But it's not the best thing to listen to during Covid19 confinement…
This is the water, and this is the well. Drink full, and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within.
Lüder v. Buxhoeveden
Lüder v. Buxhoeveden:
Another great representative of modern classical music died. You have shaped modern music for a long time - thank you! March 29, 2020 / R.i.p.
Anthony Cutietta
Anthony Cutietta:
Penderecki has captured the pain and suffering of the Japanese.
Robert Unwin
Robert Unwin:
RIP. What an extraordinary composer he was.
Penderecki's music sounds like fear...
2:20 it's at this moment where I can picture a Japanese woman somewhere in Hiroshima looking at her kids, then looking at her window when she realizes something is not right and the immense amount of fear baffles her so much that she has no idea what to do or where to turn to after the siren rings. great piece of music that captures every feeling.
ha yuki
ha yuki:
My grandmother died from the Bomb just on the moment (I'm a Japanese living in Tokyo), and then I have tried to see what a menace of whiteout would be, but haven't. Now, it seems that this last part of 52 descending glissandi after only an instant leads me to the whiteout storm of death. My tongue fails me whenever I listen to that.
Rafael Costa
Rafael Costa:
R.i.p Krzysztof Penderecki
Carlos Saraiva
Carlos Saraiva:
Episode 8 of the 3rd season of Twin Peaks will make this piece more popular than ever. Deservedly so.
sawon carred
sawon carred:
listening to this "song" in the middle of the night...a big NOPE NOPE NOPE
Sam Burns
Sam Burns:
Rest In peace Penderecki, a very sad day he was a truly incredible and unique musician
James Fiorucci
James Fiorucci:
This gave me goosebumps. The bit where you don't hear anything for a
minute or so near the 2 minute mark and then all of sudden you hear a
low violin noise almost gave me a heart attack. But at the same time
this is so well written, you can really tell how complex and amazing
this piece is. Penderecki deserves more recognition than he gets.
Les Hutchens
Les Hutchens:
I bought this in the late 60's, and would turn all the lights out, put the record on the turntable in the cabinet stereo, and lie on the carpet, one stereo speaker to my right, the other to my left.... and just listen. It was the scariest music then, and now, that I've ever heard.
Jonathan Bullas
Jonathan Bullas:
Around 1:48 I can see where Jonny Greenwood got There Will be Blood's score.
Tom Slowcat
Tom Slowcat:
This should have been used as the opening credits of Dora the Explorer.
I played Candy Crush to this. It was an interesting experience.
*me* it sounds like a horror movie

*dad* it was a horror movie
Kathryn U.
Kathryn U.:
I want to see this performed live by an orchestra!
Caio Perdigão
Caio Perdigão:
Real music 👏👏👏
Lady Stoneheart
Lady Stoneheart:
Am I the only one seeing faces in the upper cloud? It looks like they're screaming
Joe Ward
Joe Ward:
my jam
It reminds me of the music in Eraserhead!
bob was here
In my life I heard so much, and played on violin so much but only this got me really deep in heart and got me scared.
Rip the author, our polish legend.
we've lost a legend in penderecki
Michał Kuczynski
Michał Kuczynski:
Rest in peace our beloved composer.
Eliz Naomi
Eliz Naomi:
Rest in peace maestro Penderecki and thank you for the incredible, incredible music.
This piece makes me sweat.
Just from the harsh sharp noises, it elicits a physical response (from me at least).
I don't really consider it music, but an interesting piece? Definitely.
When you're near a cave in minecraft.
CJ Russ
CJ Russ:
One of the most unsettling pieces of music I’ve ever heard, would be perfect for a horror movie, but I guess WW2 was horror for those involved.
Max Email
Max Email:
I love how catchy this is
gordon freeman
gordon freeman:
A l’origine, cette oeuvre s’appelait « 8’37min », durée de l’attaque sur Hiroshima, mais comme la musique dure 9’46’’, la plupart despersonnes ne comprenait pas le premier titre, il l’a donc renommé « Thrène à la mémoire des victimes d'Hiroshima »

Un Thrène est un chant de douleur, de lamentations pratiqué par les poètes de la Grèceantique.

Cette oeuvre traduit les sentiments de détresse et d’angoisse d’une population qui a subit l’horreur d’une attaque atomique.

Moyens utilisés par l’auteur :

L’orchestre est composéde 52 instruments à corde. Les possibilités sonores des cordes sont poussées à l’extrême, procurant des sensations sonores inédites, comme par exemple, l’utilisation de col legno, de glissandi, detrémolo etc.

Dans cette œuvre, il n’y a ni tempo, ni pulsation, on dit donc que le temps est un temps lisse. Il n’y a pas non plus de thème, c’est une musique athématique.

La partition de cette œuvren’a rien de commun avec la plupart des musiques car elle est organisé en secondes, et non en temps, et que K. 
Originally titled "8'37''. When Penderecki heard the first performance, he decided to dedicate it to the victims of Hiroshima. 
Thorn Lesser
Thorn Lesser:
I wish Penderecki had continued in this guise . Remarkable imagination .Now he writes neo-romantic stuff and he conducts a lot too !
Remember White
Remember White:
The creepiest thing is when I went to Hiroshima I could hear this playing faintly in the background.

actually I couldnt. I just lied to get attention.
Martín Goñi
Martín Goñi:
"...and they're running into death just like soldiers run into bullets in a true sense, I see that with the doctors and the nurses and so many of the people that go into those hospitals, it's incredible to see, it's a beautiful thing to see."D.Trump.
Love for death,a beauty thing
Soundwave 84
Soundwave 84:
There should be a historical film based on the life real survivor of this disaster and have it be very grim and gruesome like Passion of Christ to show the horrors of war and have this as the main theme
JSB Venom
JSB Venom:
Twin Peaks anyone?
Jack Mellor
Jack Mellor:
Remind anyone else of The Shining, because this was used in it's soundtrack.
Piotr Widomski
Piotr Widomski:
Rest in peace maestro!!!! 😢😥
Around the dinner table, the conversation is lively.
David Rattigan
David Rattigan:
This is the water, and this is the well
Sobi the Robot
Sobi the Robot:
I've never heard violins *scream* like this before... O_O
Reminds me of the score to The Shining...oh wait.
Wow. Really scary. An extraordinary piece of music.
pieter lucas maria lemmens
pieter lucas maria lemmens:
Outstanding rendition of one of the most astonishing compositions of the mid 20th century. Bravo NPR!
Trully horifying, this is the music for a horror movie. Perfectly shows how big disaster was atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Tahu Tahu
Tahu Tahu:
A heart-warming song about struggle and strife, bound to strike love in the souls of listeners throughout the world and across all generations of listeners. 9.5/10
Martyna Kułakowska
Martyna Kułakowska:
RIP. ogromna strata.
Gabriele Savoldelli
Gabriele Savoldelli:
July 16, 1945

White Sands, New Mexico

5:29 AM
Jan Kowalski
Jan Kowalski:
Do zobaczenia mistrzu. [*]