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Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)


Krzysztof Penderecki was born in Dębica on 23d November 1933 and was educated at the Jagiellonian University and the Academy of Music in Kraków, initially training as a violinist. From 1955 he focused primarily on composition, first under the guidance of Artur Malawski and subsequently with Stanisław Wiechowicz, a prominent choral composer who frequently incorporated Polish folk music into his works.

Further Reading: Penderecki

 Interview, Kent Nagano on Penderecki's St Luke Passion

The American conductor talks to David about his recent recording of the late Krzysztof Penderecki's searing setting of the St Luke Passion with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.

 Obituary, Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

The Polish composer, whose talent for creating uncanny sonorities inspired film-directors including Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, has died aged 86.

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