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Krzysztof Penderecki (born November 23, 1933 in Dębica) is a Polish composer and conductor. His 1960 avant-garde Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima for string orchestra brought him to international attention, and this success was followed by acclaim for his choral St. Luke Passion. Both these works exhibit novel compositional techniques. Since the 1970s Penderecki's style has changed to encompass a post-Romantic idiom.

He has won prestigious awards including Grammy Awards in 1987 and 1998 and 2001, and the Grawemeyer… read more

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  • uma das melhores inspirações pra radiohead, sem dúvida.
  • Múltiplas explosões.
  • [user]Skarvendus[/user] once wrote: "To me he always seems like a dark lord who lives in a cave somewhere in Poland and once in a while he comes up spreading darkness everywhere he goes and he waves his baton and out of it comes nothing but darkness."
  • Love him so much.
  • new penderecki >>>>>>>>>>> old penderecki
  • im scared
  • fucking awesome! genious and madness
  • Penderecki is fucking terrifying and I'm loving it. [3]
  • It's kinda weird, but Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima got me into classical initially despite my lack of interest in horror ambience. Very odd start to an interest.

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