Krzysztof Penderecki : Poland’s greatest living composer born #OnThisDay

I have spent decades searching for and discovering new sounds. At the same time, I have closely studied the forms, styles and harmonies of past eras. I have continued to adhere to both principles … my current creative output is a synthesis. Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki is a Polish composer and conductor. The Guardian has called … Continue reading Krzysztof Penderecki : Poland’s greatest living composer born #OnThisDay

Roxanna Panufnik : using music to bridge religious differences

Roxanna Panufnik (born 24 April 1968 in London, UK) is a British composer of Polish heritage. Since studying composition at London's Royal Academy of Music, Roxanna's since written a wide range of pieces including opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, chamber compositions and music for film and television which are regularly performed all over the … Continue reading Roxanna Panufnik : using music to bridge religious differences

Andrzej Panufnik : Born in Warsaw on 24th September 1914

“In all my works, I attempt to achieve a true balance between feeling and intellect, heart and brain, impulse and design.” Andrzej Panufnik is one of the most important and original symphonic composers of the 2nd half of the 20th century. His output includes ten symphonies, with Centenary commissions from Sir Georg Solti for the Chicago … Continue reading Andrzej Panufnik : Born in Warsaw on 24th September 1914

Krzysztof Meyer, composer

Krzysztof Meyer (born 11 August 1943) is a Polish composer, pianist and music scholar, formerly Dean of the Department of Music Theory (1972–1975) at the State College of Music (now Academy of Music in Kraków), and president of the Union of Polish Composers (1985–1989). Meyer served as professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik … Continue reading Krzysztof Meyer, composer