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Donald Macleod explores works from the 1970s and 80s as interest in Panufnik's music gathered momentum thanks to an increase in commercial recordings.

During the '70s and '80s commissions began to build up and, thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of a handful of staunch supporters, there was an increase in commercial recordings of Panufnik's music which helped raise his profile. As both composer and conductor, Panufnik developed a close relationship with the London Symphony Orchestra who commissioned a number of pieces from him over the years, including a concertino for a percussion competition. Donald Macleod introduces a recording of the work in a performance by the LSO with Panufnik himself conducting, plus the second of his three strings quartets prompted by a childhood memory and some vocal pieces with close family associations.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Thames pageant - cantata for treble voices and school orchestra

    Narrator: John Amis. Performer: King's House School Choir. Conductor: Michael Stuckey. Performer: Thames Youth Ensemble.
    • UNICORN : UNS-264.
    • UNICORN.
    • 2.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Love Song

    Singer: Heather Shipp. Performer: Lech Napierala.
    • Signum Classics SIGCD380.
    • 1.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Concertino for timpani, percussion and strings

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Kurt-Hans Goedicke. Conductor: Andrzej Panufnik. Performer: Michael Frye.
    • UNICORN-KANCHANA : UKCD-2020.
    • UNICORN-KANCHANA.
    • 1.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Dreamscape for mezzo-soprano and piano [wordless]

    Performer: Piotr Hausenplas. Performer: Lech Napierala.
    • SIG: CD380.
    • SIG.
    • 7.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Quartet no. 2 (Messages) for strings

    Ensemble: Chilingirian String Quartet.
    • Conifer Classics: CDCF218.
    • Conifer Classics.
    • 2.

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