Krzysztof Penderecki

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Krzysztof Penderecki November 23 1933 -

Polish composer.

Born in Debica. Educated at Krakow University and the Krakow Academy for Music. Influenced by Stravinsky, Webern, and Boulez.

Selected Works

Operas: The Devils of Loudon (1969), Paradise Lost (1978), The Black Mask (1984).

Orchestral or Instrumental: Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (1960), Polymorphia (1961), Canon (1963), Capriccio (1967), String Quartet (1968), Cello Concerto No. 1 (1972), Symphony No. 1 (1973), Violin Concerto (1977), Adagietto from Paradise Lost (1979), Symphony No. 2 (1980), Capriccio (1980), Cello Concerto No. 2 (1983), Cadenza (1984), Per Slava (1985), Prelude (1987), Der unterbrochene Gedanke (1988), Passacaglia and Rondo (1988).

Choral Works: Psalms of David (1958), Stabat Mater (1962), Passion According to St. Luke (1965), Dies Irae (1967), Utrenja (Morning Prayer) (1970), Magnificat (1974), Te Deum (1979), Agnus Dei (1981), Polish Requiem (1980/1984), Song of Cherubin (1986).


see also Polish composers