It was the soundtrack for The Exorcist that led me to Penderecki. Previous reviewers have, pretty much, said it all. 77 minutes of amazing music, potent, beautiful, disturbing, excellent recording and great price - what more do you want? With such an approach Naxos, I feel, should get a special recognition of the Polish government for popularizing the work of one of the greatest composers of our time.
Note, if you're new to Penderecki's music, the unanimous 5 star ratings of all reviewers and how no one seems to have enough of his music ("customers who bought this title also bought...").
"What I have been doing has been to collect and to transform the experience of the entire century", said Penderecki. As one of the previous reviewers noted, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra play like they are possessed. My only concern is... health: this, sometimes moving and beautiful, sometimes radically cruel, deeply disturbing, exploding orgy of sound makes me turn up the volume beyond reason.