Eleven contemporary composers, including Krzysztof Penderecki
, Rodion Shchedrin and Brett Dean, have been commissioned for the project, marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth next year.
He inspired and premiered over 100 pieces and formed long-standing artistic partnerships withsuch prominent composers as Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutoslawski, Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki
, Alfred Schnittke, Norbert Moret, Andreas Makris and Benjamin Britten.
In addition to the major concertos for the clarinet, his repertoire extends to include contemporary works such as Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No.4, which he has performed with the composer himself conducting in Spain, Germany, Hungary and the UK, and Krzysztof Penderecki
's own transcription of his Viola Concerto with the composer himself conducting both in Poland and on tour in Spain.
In 2012, he released a joint album with one of his greatest mentors, the avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki
This year's recipients will include Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki
in celebration of his prolific career as a composer and conductor, Philip Glass for his contributions in redefining the parameters of contemporary classical music and Sir Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House, London and Principal Conductor of Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Rome.
Although the work of all the composers in this collection are of interest, this article will focus on three of the most outstanding composers: Krzysztof Penderecki
, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki and Witold Lutoslawski, and their film and theatre music in the Archive of Polish Composers.
Alwes titled the final chapter "The New Simplicities," and through it attempts to answer the question, "how does [a twentieth-century composer] write choral music and still feel modern or relevant?" In this chapter he looks into the innovative works of Witold Lutoslawki (Trois poemes d 'Henri Michaux) and Krzysztof Penderecki
(Passio et mors Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam [St.
The original Latin text has been set to music by numerous composers, including Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Gioachino Rossini, Karol Szymanowski, Giuseppe Verdi, Ferenc Liszt, Krzysztof Penderecki
The opening piece, Krzysztof Penderecki
's Quartet No 3 Leaves of an unwritten diary, was a forceful, harddriven work which turned out to be the highlight of the evening.
Best Choral Performance: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki
, Volume 1 - Krzystof Penderecki
, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director -Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Unusual timbres, shapes, and textures: Murray Schafer's Threnody, Penderecki
's Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, Takemitsu's AI.