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WOJCIECH KILAR  

(1932 - 2013)

The Polish composer Wojciech Kilar has made a particularly distinguished contribution to film music. He attended the summer courses at Darmstadt and studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris after his earlier musical training in his own country. He has won a number of awards for his work.

Choral and Orchestral Music

Influenced at first by Szymanowski, Stravinsky and Prokofiev, Kilar went on to make use of serial techniques, often in conjunction with more traditional forms and techniques, developing over the years his own neo-tonal musical language. He is influenced by the music of Poland and by his religious beliefs, the former heard, for example, in Krzesany, which draws inspiration from the Polish mountains, and the latter in works such as Angelus and Bogurodzica (‘Mother of God’).

Film Music

Kilar has written the music for over 150 films and he enjoyed a national reputation long before commissions came from abroad. These last have included Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Roman Polanski’s Death and the Maiden and The Ninth Gate, and Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
CELEBRATION OF PEACE THROUGH MUSIC (Orchestra of St. Luke's, G. Levine) Delos
DE3487
Choral - Sacred
Chamber Music (Polish) - KILAR, W. / MALECKI, M. / CZARNECKI, S. (Back to Melody) (OPiUM String Quartet) CD Accord
CDAccordACD163
Chamber Music
DISCOVER FILM MUSIC Naxos Educational
8.558210-11
Film and TV Music
GRIEG, E.: From Holberg's Time / RACHMANINOV, S.: Vocalise / BOTTESINI, G.: Gran duo concertante / KILAR, W.: Orawa (Duczmal) CD Accord
CDAccordACD203
Orchestral
KARLOWICZ, M.: Serenade, Op. 2 / GORECKI, H.: 3 Pieces in Old Style / KILAR, W.: Orawa (Capella Bydgostiensis, Stabrawa) CD Accord
CDAccordACD047
Orchestral
KILAR, W.: Koscielec 1909 / Piano Concerto / Bogurodzica / Exodus (Malicki, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) CD Accord
CDAccordACD120
Orchestral, Concerto, Choral - Sacred, Orchestral, Concerto
KILAR, W.: Missa Pro Pace (Kord) CD Accord
CDAccordACD079
Choral - Sacred
KILAR, W.: September Symphony / Lament (Wit) CD Accord
CDAccordACD130
Orchestral, Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
KILAR: Angelus / Exodus / Krzesany Naxos
8.554788
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
KILAR: Bogurodzica / Piano Concerto / Hoary Fog / Koscielec 1909 Naxos
8.557813
Orchestral, Concerto, Vocal, Concerto, Choral - Sacred
KILAR: Bram Stoker's Dracula / Death and the Maiden Marco Polo
8.225153
Film and TV Music
KILAR: Bram Stoker's Dracula / Death and the Maiden / King of the Last Days Naxos
8.557703
Film and TV Music
MUSIC TO DIE FOR Naxos
8.557411
Film and TV Music




 
 
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