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On This Day
28 September: Krzysztof Penderecki’s Polish Requiem Was Premiered
The Stuttgart Liederhalle witnessed an unusual premiere performance on 28 September 1984. It featured a Russian conductor, a German choir and orchestra, an American soprano, a German mezzo-soprano, a Polish tenor, and a British bass. They had gathered to present
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In Memoriam: Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)
Music in the Nuclear Age
Throughout his life and career, Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020) considered music a fundamental and essential part of the human condition. He started composing when he was six, and his whole life as an artist has been a never-ending search for self-expression.
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Penderecki: Viola Concerto
Premiered Today in 1983
24 July 1983 marked the 200th birthday of Simón Bolívar, known around South America as “El Libertador.” The Venezuelan military and political leader played a significant role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama as sovereign
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Penderecki: Polymorphia
Premiered Today in 1962
I don’t know if you agree, but The Exorcist (1973) and The Shining (1980) are two of the most iconic horror movies ever to flicker across the silver screen. These are all about scary imagery, ranging from a twisting and
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Krzysztof Penderecki: Symphony No. 7 “Seven Gates of Jerusalem”
Prague Spring 2017 72nd International Music FestivalClosing Concert: 2 June 2017Krzysztof Penderecki & Prague Radio Symphony For Krzystof Penderecki, born on 23 November 1933 in Dębica, Poland, music is a fundamental and essential part of the human condition. He started
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Krzysztof Penderecki
One of the most versatile, multi-faceted and stylistically diverse composer of modern times, Krzysztof Penderecki was born 23 November 1933 in Dębica, Poland. Education and Early Compositions After initially taking private music lessons, Penderecki enrolled in the State Higher School
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