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KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI

Penderecki occupies an important position in the music of his native Poland and has also established an international reputation. His earlier, more experimental, musical language was later subtly modified by his return to earlier traditions as a source of inspiration.

Orchestral Music

Penderecki’s orchestral compositions include two concertos for violin, a viola concerto, two concertos for cello, five symphonies, sinfoniettas and his Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima for 52 strings. His Flute Concerto makes characteristic use of the solo instrument in textures of great clarity.

Vocal and Choral Music

The best-known composition by Penderecki is his Passio et mors domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam (St Luke Passion), completed in 1965. This was followed in 1971 by Utrenia, a choral work that deals with the events following the Crucifixion, drawing inspiration from the Orthodox liturgy. The sufferings of Poland are reflected in A Polish Requiem, and his Symphony No. 7, ‘Seven Gates of Jerusalem’, was written in response to a commission to mark the third millennium celebration of the foundation of the city of David.

Chamber Music

Penderecki has written relatively little chamber music. However, compositions for smaller ensembles range in date from the start of his career to the present, reflecting the changes his style of writing has undergone.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
GLASS Of Beauty and Light (US Version) Naxos 8.503202
PÄRT The Silence of Being Naxos 8.506015
PENDERECKI Choral Works (Masterpieces of the 20th Century) Naxos 8.505224
PENDERECKI Symphonies Nos 1-5, 7, 8, Orchestral Works Naxos 8.505231

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Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
20TH CENTURY MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND ORCHESTRA Naxos
8.554185
Concertos
Chamber Music (String Trios) - PENDERECKI, K. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / BARABBA, J.V. / LEFKOWTIZ, D. (Debut) (Janaki String Trio) Yarlung Records
YAR62376
Chamber Music
CULT OPERA OF THE 1970s (Hamburg State Opera, 1967-1971) (NTSC) (11 DVD set) Arthaus Musik
101261
Opera DVD
DOHNANYI / PENDERECKI / FINE / BEETHOVEN: String Trios Artek
AR-0021-2
Chamber Music
HOSOKAWA / PENDERECKI / NORGARD: Viola Space Japan 10th Anniversary BIS
BIS-CD-1379-80
Instrumental
LUTOSLAWSKI: Cello Concerto / PENDERECKI: Cello Concerto No. 2 BIS
BIS-CD-937
Concertos
MENDELSSOHN: Clarinet Sonata BIS
BIS-CD-62
Chamber Music
PENDERECKI (Eternal) Naxos
8.572134
Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular, Orchestral, Choral - Sacred, Chamber Music, Choral - Sacred, Instrumental, Chamber Music
PENDERECKI, K.: Canticum canticorum Salomonis / Kosmogonia (Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) Naxos
8.572481
Choral - Sacred, Vocal, Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
PENDERECKI, K.: Clarinet Quartet / MEYER, K.: Capriccio / SŁOWIŃSKI, W.: Suite for the Royal Castle (FourTune) CD Accord
CDAccordACD187
Chamber Music
PENDERECKI, K.: Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 3 Cellos / Largo / Sonata for Cello and Orchestra (Monighetti, Noras, Kwiatkowski, Wit) Naxos
8.570509
Concertos, Orchestral
PENDERECKI, K.: Credo (Kord) CD Accord
CDAccordACD066
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Credo / Cantata in honorem Almae Matris Universitatis Iagellonicae sescentos abhinc annos fundatae (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.572032
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Fonogrammi / Horn Concerto / Partita / The Awakening of Jacob / Anaklasis / De natura sonoris No. 1 (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.572482
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos
PENDERECKI, K.: Paths Through the Labyrinth (Documentary, 2013) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
715504
Classical Documentary
PENDERECKI, K.: Paths Through the Labyrinth (Documentary, 2013) (NTSC) C Major
715408
Classical Documentary
PENDERECKI, K.: Piano Concerto, "Resurrection" / Flute Concerto (B. Douglas, Dlugosz, Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.572696
Concertos
PENDERECKI, K.: Polish Requiem (Klosinska, Rappe, Minkiewicz, Nowacki, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.557386-87
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Polymorphia / Anaklasis / Fluorescences / Threnody To the Victims of Hiroshima / Intermezzo / Kosmogonia (Wit) (2-LP set) Naxos
NAC-LP002-03
Orchestral, Choral - Secular, Orchestral
PENDERECKI, K.: Seven Gates of Jerusalem, "'Symphony No. 7" (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.557766
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Sinfonietta Nos. 1 and 2 / Capriccio / 3 Pieces in Old Style / Serenade (Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Wit) Naxos
8.572212
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
PENDERECKI, K.: St. Luke Passion (Klosinska, Kruszewski, Tesarowicz, Kolberger, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.557149
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 (Polish National Radio Symphony, Wit) Naxos
8.554567
Orchestral
PENDERECKI, K.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 (Polish National Radio Symphony, Wit) Naxos
8.554492
Orchestral
PENDERECKI, K.: Symphony No. 3 / Threnody (Polish National Radio Symphony, Wit) Naxos
8.554491
Orchestral
PENDERECKI, K.: Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem" (Kord) CD Accord
CDAccordACD036
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Symphony No. 8 (first version 2005) / Dies irae / Aus den Psalmen Davids (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.570450
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Te Deum / Hymne an den heiligen Daniel / Polymorphia / Ciaconna (Klosinska, Rehlis, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.557980
Orchestral, Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
PENDERECKI, K.: Utrenja (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.572031
Choral - Sacred
PENDERECKI, K.: Viola Concerto / Cello Concerto No. 2 (Zhislin, Vassiljeva, Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit) Naxos
8.572211
Concertos
PENDERECKI: 7 Gates of Jerusalem (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
100009
Classical Documentary
PENDERECKI: 7 Gates of Jerusalem (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100008
Classical Documentary
PENDERECKI: Chamber and Instrumental Music BIS
BIS-CD-652
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
PENDERECKI: Sextet / Clarinet Quartet / Cello Divertimento Naxos
8.557052
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental
PENDERECKI: Teufel von Loudon (Die) (Hamburg State Opera studio production, 1969) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101279
Opera DVD
PENDERECKI: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 Naxos
8.555265
Concertos
PENDERECKI: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 Naxos
8.557253
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
Story of Naxos (The) - The Soundtrack Naxos Digital Compilations
9.00124
Choral - Sacred
STRAUSS, R.: Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 18 / SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Violin Sonata, Op. 134 / PENDERECKI, K.: Ciaccona (Haufa, Sikorski) CD Accord
CDAccordACD184
Chamber Music
XENAKIS / PENDERECKI / HINDEMITH / NORGARD / HALFFTER: Music for Saxophone Quartet BIS
BIS-CD-1153
Chamber Music

Role: Lyricist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 

Role: Conductor 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
PENDERECKI: 7 Gates of Jerusalem (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
100009
Classical Documentary
PENDERECKI: 7 Gates of Jerusalem (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100008
Classical Documentary





 
 
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