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Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof PENDERECKI, Polish composer and conductor. Award, Polish Institute; State Prize (1st Class) 1968; Award for Magnificat 1977; Medal of Paris 1982; Order of Banner of Labour (1st Class) 1983; Order of Merit (Fed.

Background

  • PENDERECKI, Krzysztof was born on November 23, 1933 in Debica, Cracow District. Son of Tadeusz and Zofia Penderecki.

  • Education

    • Jagellonian University, Cracow and State Higher Music School, Cracow. Composition first with Skolyszewski, later with Malawski and Wiechowicz, Cracow. From State Higher Music School, Cracow 1958.

    Career

    • Lecturer in Composition, State Higher Music School (now Music Academy), Cracow 1958-1966, Professor Extraordinary 1972-1975, Professor since 1975, Rector 1972-1987. Professor, of Composition, Folkwang Hochschule fur Musik, Essen 1966-1968. Musical Adviser, Vienna Radio 1970-1971.

      Professor, of Composition, Yale University, United States of America 1973-1978. Honorary; Minister of Culture and Art.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include creating original notational system allowing aleatory freedom for performer within sections of precise duration.

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    Member American Academy of Arts and Letters (honorary), Royal Academy Museum London (honorary), National Academy of Santa Cecilia (Rome) (honorary), Royal Swedish Academy Music, Academy of Kuenste West Berlin (extraordinary member), National Academy of Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires) (correspondent), International Academy Philosophy and Art (Berne), National Academy of Sciences, Belles-lettres et Arts (Bordeaux), Academy Scientiarium et Artium Europaea (Salzburg), L'Ordre de Saint Georges de Bourgogne (officer, Brussels), American Academy Arts and Letters, Bay. Academy des Schönen Künste.

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    • Married Elzbieta Solecka. Children: Lukasz, Dominique.
    • father: Tadeusz Penderecki
    • mother: Zofia Penderecki
    • spouse: Elzbieta Solecka
    • children: Lukasz Penderecki
    • Dominique Penderecki
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    • 1958
      State Academy Music
    • 1993
      Warsaw University
    • 1994
      University Catolica Argentina
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      Academy Music
    • 1994
      Academy Music
    • 1995
      University Glasgow
    • 1998
      Beijing Conservatory
    • 1999
      University Pittsburgh
    • 2003
      Yale University
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      • Composer: Psalms of David for chorus and percussion, 1958, Emanations for 2 string orchestras, 1959, Strophes for soprano, narrator and 10 instruments, 1959, Dimensions of time and silence, 1959-1961, Anaklasis, 1959-1960, Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, 1960, Psalmus for tape, 1961, Polymorphia, 1961. Fluorescences, 1961, Stabat Mater, 1962, Canon, 1962, Sonata for cello and orchestra, 1964, St. Luke Passion, 1965, De Natura Sonoris I, 1966, Dies Irae, 1967, Capriccio for violin and orchestra, 1967, Capriccio for cello Solo, 1968. Opera The Devils of Loudun, 1968-1969. Utrenja for double chorus, soloists and orchestra, 1969-1971, Cosmogony, 1970, Utrenja II-Resurrection, 1971, Actions for jazz ensemble, 1971, Partita for harpsichord, 4 solo instruments and orchestra, 1971-1972, Cello Concerto, 1967-1972. For double chorus, soloists and orchestra Ecloga VIII for 6 male voices, 1972. Symphony 1, 1972-1973, Canticum Canticorum Salomonis for 16 voices and chamber orchestra, 1970-1973, Magnificat, 1973-1974, When Jacob Awoke for orchestra, 1974, Violin Concerto, 1976-1977, Paradise Lost (rappresentazione), 1976-1978, (Christmas) Symphony Northern 2, 1980, Te Deum, 1979-1980, Lacrimosa, 1980, Agnus Dei for a cappella chorus, 1981, Cello Concerto Northern 2, 1982, Requiem, 1983, Concerto per Viola, 1983, Polish Requiem, 1983-1984, The Black Mask, 1986, Der Unterbrochene Gedanke, 1987, Adagio, 1989, Ubu Rex, 1991, Sinfonietta for orchestra, 1990-1991, Symphony Northern 5 for orchestra, 1991-1992, Partita for orchestra, review edition, 1991, Flute concerto, 1992-1993, Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio, 1993, Divertimento per Cello solo, 1994, Violin Concerto Northern 2, 1992-1995, Agnus Dei, 1995, Symphony Northern 3, Seven Gates of Jerusalem, 1997, Hymn to St. Daniel, 1997, Hymn to St. Adalbert, 1997, Credo, 1998, Sonata Northern 2 for violin and piano, 2000, Sextet for violin, viola, piano, clarinet, and french horn, 2000, Concerto Grosso per Tre Celli, 2001. Piano Concerto Resurrection, 2002, Large for Cello and Orchestra, 2005, Symphony Northern 8 (Lieder der Verganglichiect), 2005, also other works. Principal guest conductor NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg, and MDR Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig. Artistic director Casals Festival, Puerto Rico.
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      • book: Anaklasis, na orkiestre smyczkowa i zespoly perkusyjne (full score)
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      • book: Threnody. To the Victims of Hiroshima. Conductor's Score. (Kalmus Orchestra Library)
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      • book: Ofiarom Hiroszimy. Tren. To the Victims of Hiroshima. Threnody ... Pour 52 instruments a
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      • book: To the Victims of Hiroshima: Threnody [Ofiarom Hiroszimy: Tren] (study score)
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      • book: Die Teufel von Loudun, Oper in drei Atken = The Devils of Loudun, Opera in Three Acts (study score)
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      • book: The devils of Loudun : opera in three acts. Teufel von Loudun. Vocal score. English & German
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      • book: Agnus Dei from "Polish Requiem" - Version for 8 Violoncellos
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      • book: Polish requiem : for four soloists (SATB), two mixed choirs and orchestra (1980/84)
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      • book: Requiem dla bohatera (Polish Edition)
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      • book: Viola Concerto. Viola (Or Cello) and Piano with Reduction Solo Part. Ed 7519.1987
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      • Composer: Psalms of David for chorus and percussion, 1958, Emanations for 2 string orchestras, 1959, Strophes for soprano, narrator and 10 instruments, 1959, Dimensions of time and silence, 1959-1961, Anaklasis, 1959-1960, Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, 1960, Psalmus for tape, 1961, Polymorphia, 1961. Fluorescences, 1961, Stabat Mater, 1962, Canon, 1962, Sonata for cello and orchestra, 1964, St. Luke Passion, 1965, De Natura Sonoris I, 1966, Dies Irae, 1967, Capriccio for violin and orchestra, 1967, Capriccio for cello Solo, 1968. Opera The Devils of Loudun, 1968-1969.Utrenja for double chorus, soloists and orchestra, 1969-1971, Cosmogony, 1970, Utrenja II-Resurrection, 1971, Actions for jazz ensemble, 1971, Partita for harpsichord, 4 solo instruments and orchestra, 1971-1972, Cello Concerto, 1967-1972. For double chorus, soloists and orchestra Ecloga VIII for 6 male voices, 1972. Symphony 1, 1972-1973, Canticum Canticorum Salomonis for 16 voices and chamber orchestra, 1970-1973, Magnificat, 1973-1974, When Jacob Awoke for orchestra, 1974, Violin Concerto, 1976-1977, Paradise Lost (rappresentazione), 1976-1978, (Christmas) Symphony Northern 2, 1980, Te Deum, 1979-1980, Lacrimosa, 1980, Agnus Dei for a cappella chorus, 1981, Cello Concerto Northern 2, 1982, Requiem, 1983, Concerto per Viola, 1983, Polish Requiem, 1983-1984, The Black Mask, 1986, Der Unterbrochene Gedanke, 1987, Adagio, 1989, Ubu Rex, 1991, Sinfonietta for orchestra, 1990-1991, Symphony Northern 5 for orchestra, 1991-1992, Partita for orchestra, review edition, 1991, Flute concerto, 1992-1993, Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio, 1993, Divertimento per Cello solo, 1994, Violin Concerto Northern 2, 1992-1995, Agnus Dei, 1995, Symphony Northern 3, Seven Gates of Jerusalem, 1997, Hymn to St. Daniel, 1997, Hymn to St. Adalbert, 1997, Credo, 1998, Sonata Northern 2 for violin and piano, 2000, Sextet for violin, viola, piano, clarinet, and french horn, 2000, Concerto Grosso per Tre Celli, 2001.Piano Concerto Resurrection, 2002, Large for Cello and Orchestra, 2005, Symphony Northern 8 (Lieder der Verganglichiect), 2005, also other works. Principal guest conductor NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg, and MDR Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig. Artistic director Casals Festival, Puerto Rico.
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