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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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  • Avatar for mamafanfan
    try Penderecki: Orchestra Works Vol. 1
  • Avatar for aevw
    threnodyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
  • Avatar for Kilgorer
    Which works would you guys recommend, which are his essential works?
  • Avatar for deathloop
    pendereSSSki, like a snake.
  • Avatar for jvcnt
    uma das melhores inspirações pra radiohead, sem dúvida.
  • Avatar for S_B_B
    http://4.s.dziennik.pl/pliki/7593000/7593359-komitet-honorowy-bronislawa-komorowskiego.pdf http://sbb-music.jimdo.com
  • Avatar for MsChestertonx
    Múltiplas explosões.
  • Avatar for JovanNikolic
    [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."
  • Avatar for tres_kafkaesque
    Love him so much.
  • Avatar for elnimio
    new penderecki >>>>>>>>>>> old penderecki

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