I. Preludium: Andante con moto
From Kilar: Koscielec 1909 / Piano Concerto / Bogurodzica / Exodus (Malicki, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) (2002)
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Kilar: Piano concerto – I. Preludium: Andante con moto
Wojciech Kilar was a Polish classical and film music composer. His film scores have won many honors. Kilar belonged (together with Bolesław Szabelski, his student Henryk Górecki and Krzysztof Penderecki) to the Polish Avant-garde music movement of the Sixties, sometimes referred to as the New Polish School. In 1977 Kilar was one of the founding members of the Karol Szymanowski Society, based in the mountain town of Zakopane. Kilar chaired the Katowice chapter of the Association of Polish Composers for many years and from 1979–81 was vice chair of this association’s national board. He was also a member of the Repertoire Committee for the “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music. In 1991 Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi made a biographical film about the composer titled Wojciech Kilar.