Krzysztof Penderecki

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Polish composer of choral and orchestral music, opera, and chamber music in modern harmonic settings.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Threnody (for the Victims of Hiroshima), for 52 strings 1959 Orchestral
St. Luke Passion (Passio et Mors Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Lucam), for 3 voices, narrator, choruses & orchestra 1965 Choral
String Quartet No. 1 1960 Chamber Music
String Quartet No. 2 1968 Chamber Music
Polish Requiem, for SATB, chorus & orchestra 1980 Choral
Song of the Cherubim (Ize Cheruwimy), for chorus 1986 Choral
Symphony No. 1 1972 Symphony
Symphony No. 2 ("Christmas Symphony") 1979 Symphony
Symphony No. 3 1988 Symphony
Symphony No. 4 ("Adagio") 1989 Symphony
Symphony No. 5 1991 Symphony
Paradise Lost, opera in 2 acts 1976 Opera
Cadenza, for viola solo 1984 Chamber Music Concerto
Miniatures (3) for clarinet & piano 1956 Chamber Music
Anaklasis, for string orchestra & percussion 1960 Orchestral
Veni creator, hymn for double chorus 1987 Choral
De Natura Sonoris II, for orchestra 1971 Orchestral
Stabat Mater, for 3 choruses 1962 Choral
Per Slava, for cello solo 1985 Chamber Music
Magnificat, for bass, 7 men's voices, boys' chorus, chorus & orchestra 1973 Choral
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