Three Journeys Through Dark Landscapes examines the effect of fundamental political upheaval on the music of Béla Bartók, Dmitri Shostakovich and Witold Lutoslawski. All three composers actively embraces the climate of change in Eastern Europe and, despite adverse pressures, found a way to develop their own musical language in works of triumphant originality and power.
Tracklisting: - Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Concerto for Orchestra - Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Symphony No. 4, 5 and 14 - Witold Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra, Jeux Venetiens, Symphony No. 3