The worst record for radio play

The worst record for radio play


norman lebrecht

March 16, 2015

Who’ll be the first presenter to pronounce this composer’s name? It’s a new Coro release.




  • Milka says:

    It’s easy to pronounce if you know Polish – quite a composer !!

    • V.Lind says:

      Agreed. And the tip is: all letters in Polish are pronounced.

    • Andrey Boreyko says:

      Totally agree. It’s not so difficult, if you once learn how to read Polish, as you have read how to read French, Spanish, Italian, ect

    • Francesca LaPlante says:

      So glad I studied very diligently! Fifty – seven years later I can read that name with no difficulty!

  • Alexander says:

    Well, I just said it to myself, and it was pretty easy.

  • MWnyc says:


    The first name will be more difficult for most English-speakers (especially those who have trouble conceiving of r as a vowel sound), but they can always punt and use the Latin: Gregorius.

  • Bang Bang says:

    It’s an optometrist’s chart

  • Gonout Backson says:

    Fortunately, you don’t have to pronounce the name – to appreciate the music.

    Otherwise, it’s not much worse than, say, Shchedrin or Rozhdestvensky.

    GZHE-gozh GherVAzy GorCHYtsky.

  • Martin Anderson says:

    A terrific recording of outstanding music, too, sort of downstream from Monteverdi. My review copy arrived a couple of days ago and I’ve enjoyed it hugely.

  • Jesse Rosenberg says:

    The scholarly consensus is that once you’ve learned Polish, it’s not too difficult to speak Polish.