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Composer: Penderecki, Krzysztof (b. 1933)

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MadridCiclo Satélites: Redemptio

Ciclo Satélites: Redemptio
Victoria, Mouton, Palestrina, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Donostia, Poulenc, Whitacre, Tormis, Penderecki
Marco Antonio García de Paz; Analema Ensemble

VallettaThe enchantment of the crystal sound

The enchantment of the crystal sound
Camilleri, Prokofiev, Penderecki, Shor
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra; Sergey Smbatyan; Andreas Ottensamer

LondonLondon Philharmonic Orchestra: Mutter plays Penderecki

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Mutter plays Penderecki
Panufnik, Penderecki, Prokofiev
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Łukasz Borowicz; Anne-Sophie Mutter

AmsterdamLahav Shani and Concertgebouw Orchestra: Bach and Schönberg

© Marco Borggreve
Penderecki, Bach, Schoenberg
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Lahav Shani

SalzburgSt Luke's Passion

Penderecki: St Luke Passion
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Teresa Majka-Pacanek; Sarah Wegener; Lucas Meachem; Krakow Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw Boys Choir
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Prague Spring finishes with a stirring farewell

Krzysztof Penderecki © Prague Spring | Ivan Malý
Krzysztof Penderecki leads a masterful performance and powerful tribute to Jiří Bělohlávek.
*****
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Anglo-Polish forces triumph in Penderecki

Elizabeth Atherton and Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
Few composers have made such a notable impact in setting the St Luke Passion narrative, and this impressive performance under an inspired Vladimir Jurowski made clear its relevance today.
****1
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The Black Mask: a brutal and complex parable for our times

Radosław Palutkiewicz (Johnson) © K. Mystkowski, KFP
Visionary director Marek Weiss ends his tenure at Opera Bałtyka with a powerful and uncompromising take on one of Poland’s most important modern operas.
****1
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A special treat in Istanbul: Penderecki by Penderecki

Krzysztof Penderecki © Peter Anderson | Schott Promotion
The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra had the privilege of playing three works of Krzysztof Penderecki under the composer's own baton.
*****
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Penderecki as conductor and composer

Krzysztof Penderecki © Ludwig van Beethoven Association | Bartosz Koziak
Penderecki as composer/conductor with the LPO in a fascinating exploration of his own work, as well as some relatively rarely played Shostakovich. 
****1
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