Antoni Wit
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1944-02-07
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Antoni Wit Biography (Wikipedia)

Antoni Wit (born February 7, 1944 in Kraków) is a Polish conductor. Since year 2002 he has been music director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been collaborating also with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra since the od 2010-2011 season, and he played with them as the first guest conductor. In May 2013 he has been nominated Artistic Director of the Spanish Pamplona-based ensemble.

Wit graduated from the Kraków's Academy of Music (then called Państwowa Wyższa Szkola Muzyczna) in 1967. He studied conducting under Henryk Czyż, and composition under Krzysztof Penderecki. He went on to study in Paris under Nadia Boulanger (1967–68).

Wit has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and in London the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra,and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. He has recorded over 90 albums, most of them for the Naxos label, and many of them with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, whose managing and artistic director he was from 1983 to 2000. He specializes in the works of Polish composers such as Henryk Gorecki, Wojciech Kilar, Krzysztof Meyer, Witold Lutosławski and Krzysztof Penderecki whose Polish Requiem he recorded in 2004. Wit received a Cannes Classical Award for his album of Olivier Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony; his recording of Bedřich Smetana's Má vlast cycle was also very well received.

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Stanislaw Moniuszko
Overture to Paria - an opera in 3 Acts
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Overture to Paria - an opera in 3 Acts
Zbigniew Preisner
The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - Concerto in E minor - version 1802
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The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - Concerto in E minor - version 1802
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
Song of Love and Death, from symphonic poem Eternal Songs
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Song of Love and Death, from symphonic poem Eternal Songs
Krzysztof Penderecki
Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos and Orchestra
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Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos and Orchestra
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
Finale from Violin Concerto Op. 8
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Finale from Violin Concerto Op. 8
Stanislaw Moniuszko
Bajka (The fairy tale) - concert overture (1848)
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Bajka (The fairy tale) - concert overture (1848)
Richard Strauss
An Alpine Symphony, Op.64
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An Alpine Symphony, Op.64
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Symphony no. 2 (Copernican)
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Symphony no. 2 (Copernican)
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Old Polish music [Muzyka staropolska] Op.24
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Old Polish music [Muzyka staropolska] Op.24
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Storm [groza] - Overture Op.76
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The Storm [groza] - Overture Op.76
Stanislaw Moniuszko
Verbum Nobile, Overture
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Verbum Nobile, Overture
Carl Maria von Weber
The Ruler of the spirits - overture Op.27
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The Ruler of the spirits - overture  Op.27
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
Song of Eternal Being – no.3 from Eternal Songs Op.10
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Song of Eternal Being – no.3 from Eternal Songs Op.10
Antonin Dvorak
Requiem mass Op.89 (extract)
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Requiem mass  Op.89 (extract)
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Past BBC Events

BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Antoni Wit conducts Górecki
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Barbican, London
2015-10-03T17:23:14
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Oct
2015
BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Antoni Wit conducts Górecki

BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Antoni Wit conducts Górecki

19:30
Barbican, London
Proms 2013: Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-08-23T17:23:14
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23
Aug
2013
Proms 2013: Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik

Proms 2013: Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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