Of all of the recordings of Gorecki's most popular work, this is the one to have. It's far and away better than the million-selling Upshaw/Zinman read-through. In this work the soloist needs to have complete command of the Polish language. Stefania Woytovicz's performance (released as long ago as 1978 on LP) not only has that, but is simply heartbreaking, and Kamirski and the BRSO sensitively support her. The ascendancy of the Nonesuch recording says volumes about the power of publicity vs. true artistic merit. This disc is hard to find, but well worth the search.