Krzysztof Penderecki,

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Krzysztof Penderecki, b. Nov. 23, 1933 – Polish composer who is regarded as a ‘difficult’ or ‘demanding’ composer in the grand formats (8 symphonies, numerous concerti for orchestra and solo instruments, 25 choral works, covering all the Latin standard forms: Requiem, Te Deum, Magnificat, Passion etc.) – all the while also having his scores used for film soundtracks (including The Shining and The Exorcist)…

Photo: Krzysztof Penderecki, Studio Elektroniczne Polskiego Radia, Warszawa, 1964 r.