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Donald Macleod presents music written in the years after Panufnik's marriage to Camilla Jessel, when he settled into a calm and contented existence by the Thames in Twickenham.

In 1961, after living in England for seven years, Panufnik was granted British citizenship. The year before he'd met Camilla Jessel - they were married three years later and settled beside the River Thames in Twickenham. Panufnik now found himself leading: "a kind of ideal existence I had only imagined, never experienced before in my life." In spite of his new-found contentment, Panufnik's thoughts were never very far away from his turbulent homeland of Poland. Donald Macleod introduces a work prompted by an event which took place there - a profound expression of Panufnik's feelings about one of the worst atrocities and biggest cover-ups in the war. Plus - a symphony based on the earliest known hymn in the Polish language, part of the violin concerto written for, and played by, Yehudi Menuhin, and one of Panufnik's rare choral works, written a few weeks after his marriage.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Song to the Virgin Mary for chorus

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir.
    • EMI : 5-56439 2.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Concerto for violin and orchestra

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Conductor: Andrzej Panufnik.
    • EM:I CDM 566121-2.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Katyn epitaph for orchestra [rev.1969]

    Orchestra: London S O.. Conductor: Andrzej Panufnik.
    • UNICORN-KANCHANA : UKCD-2020.
    • UNICORN-KANCHANA.
    • 3.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Sinfonia sacra (Symphony no.3)

    Conductor: Andrzej Panufnik. Orchestra: Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • ELEKTRA/NONESUCH : 7559-79228.
    • ELEKTRA/NONESUCH.
    • 1.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Jagellonian triptych for string orchestra

    Conductor: Mariusz Smolij. Orchestra: Polish Chamber Orchestra.
    • NAXOS : 8.-570032.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.

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