Born in 1933, Poland, he is an avant garde composer who first achieved international attention with Threnody (To the Victims of Hiroshima), for 52 strings, written in 1960.
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Central Europe Review - Music: Krzyzstof Penderecki
His life and works in light of the post-Stalin Renaissance in Polish music and the change from socialist realism to avant-garde modernism. Includes links.
Krystof Penderecki: Polish Requiem
Article in preparation for the composer to conduct his work in Montreal in 1998. Philip Anson studies the work and invites comments from Penderecki.
Biography from the Chopin Foundation of the United States focuses on the emotional impact of his compositions and their place in bringing change to the listener.
Classical Net's Basic Repertoire List recommendations for recordings of notable works.
Filmography at IMDb includes movies and television shows using his compositions and his acting credits.
Naxos: Krzysztof Penderecki
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, summary of vocal and choral music, and discography.
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