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Thursday, April 1, 2010

'Tis the season....

Krzyztov Penderecki

A most enjoyable video adaptation of Krzyztov Penderecki's "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima", perfect music for a sylvan Spring afternoon.

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Click here to watch it on YouTube.

Penderecki is one of the most powerful compositional voices of the late 20th century. His remarkable works for large orchestra, chorus, and chamber ensemble perfectly encapsulate the agony of Poland in the period of the Cold War.

This piece and several other compositions will be featured in a concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale on April 30th at Carnegie Hall. The composer will conduct.

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