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Panufnik

(pæˈnuːfnɪk)
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(Biography) Sir Andrzej (ændreɪ). 1914–91, British composer and conductor, born in Poland. His works include nine symphonies, the cantata Winter Solstice (1972), Polish folk-song settings, and ballet music
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As well as programming the classic orchestral chamber repertoire, I feel it is important to commission new music and have performed many world premieres especially from composers with a Welsh influence - Rhian Samuel, John Hardy, David Matthews, Roxanna Panufnik and as composers-in-residence, Michael Csanyi-Wills and Charlie Barber.
MOZART: REQUIEM, ROXANA PANUFNIK - National Concert Hall, [euro]11.
The life and works of Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991).
The concert program included works by Andrzej Panufnik, Jozef Koffler, Pawel Mykietyn, and Krzysztof Penderecki.
A Last year I was heavily involved in centenary celebrations for Anglo-Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik.
Other highlights earlier in the new CBSO season include a concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik on September 24; and Nelsons conducting Richard Strauss and Brahms in October.
As news from the Ukraine grew increasingly disturbing, there was a certain irony that Russia's leading conductor, Valery Gergiev, took to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to conduct the World Orchestra for Peace, including the European premiere of a composition by Panufnik called Three Paths to Peace.
The Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik (an acquired taste, but with a nevertheless committed following) began his Violin Concerto - dedicated to Yehudi Menuhin - by writing the virtuosic last movement first.
The Orchestra Of The Swan is a major champion of new music and has previously commissioned work from Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Alexander Goehr, John Joubert, Joanna Lee, Roxanna Panufnik, Paul Patterson, Joseph Phibbs, Julian Philips, Dobrinka Tabakova, Param Vir, Errollyn Wallen, Shu Wang, John Woolrich and many others.
The Maggini Quartet is also committed to new music which has led to important commissions including James MacMillan's Second Quartet, Robert Simpson's Cello Quintet (his last work) and works by Eleanor Alberga and Roxanna Panufnik.
The occasion was marked by the release of a box-set of the complete Beethoven String quartets, string quintents, Fragments and Original versions; new commissions of Six Quartettini from Robin Halloway and a new piece from Roxanna Panufnik and the poet Wendy Cope; involvement in Phil Grabsky's new documentary film, In search of Beethoven; a series of performances of Haydn's Seven Last Words incorporating the Endellion's especially for this piece and concerts in the UK, Europe, China, Japan and Korea.
This has already borne fruit through highly successful premieres of pieces by Roxanna Panufnik and Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and continues on November 4 as part of the 2008 celebrations.