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Krzysztof Penderecki

  • Composer
  • Conductor


Born on November 23, 1933, in Dębica, Poland, Krzysztof Penderecki began studying composition under Franciszek Skolyszewski. He later studied at the Krakow Conservatory under Artur Malawski and Stanislaw
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In 1959, Krzysztof Penderecki composed Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima. For this, one of his best known and most often performed compositions, he received the UNESCO prize. This piece was followed
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Krzysztof Penderecki Prizes and Awards 1959 First, second, and third prizes in the second competition held by the Polish Composers' Association for young Polish composers for his compositions Strophen
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Krzysztof Penderecki recordings / discography

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