PENDERECKI: A RETROSPECTIVE
With the International Centre for Contemporary Music
Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
London Sinfonietta reunites with the International Centre for Contemporary Music to place the music of Krzysztof Penderecki front and centre.
Penderecki's 70-year composing career exemplified the arc of Polish musical modernism, and in 2012 the Guardian called him 'arguably Poland's greatest living composer'. At times deeply Romantic, at times 'liberating sound beyond all tradition', his music is always emotionally expressive.
Krzysztof Penderecki Polymorphia
Dobrinka Tabakova Together Remember to Dance
Krzysztof Penderecki Symphony No. 3
Bizjak Piano Duo piano duo
Zvonimir Hacko conductor
Penderecki looked for and found new possibilities of compositional expression in the tension-filled area between noise and music. Thus, he unsettled the conservative concert audience, yet at the same time opened new artistic horizons and reached the forefront of the European avant-garde. Obituary by Schott Music
Dobrinka’s music is that glorious combination of immediate and complex, that invites audiences to delve deeper into her sound world. PRS Foundation
Presented by ICCM in association with the London Sinfonietta
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