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Celebrations, Honours and a Glorious Homecoming

Donald Macleod introduces music from the last years of Panufnik's life, leading up to his momentous visit to Poland in 1990 after nearly 40 years in exile.

Panufnik vowed he would never set foot in Poland until there was a democratically elected government in power. After nearly forty years in exile, he was able return one last time before his death. Donald Macleod introduces music leading up to that momentous occasion, including his third and final string quartet inspired by traditional Polish paper-cuts, a concerto profoundly influenced by the savage murder of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, and a piece dedicated, as so many of his works were, to his wife Camilla on their 25th wedding anniversary with the apt title 'Harmony'.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 26 Sep 2014 19:00

Music Played

  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Harmony

    Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz. Orchestra: Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • CPO:777 497-2.
    • CPO.
    • 6.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    String Quartet No. 3 'Wycinanki'

    Ensemble: Chilingirian String Quartet.
    • Conifer: CDCF218.
    • Conifer.
    • 5.
  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Modlitwa

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

    Bassoon Concerto

    Conductor: Mark Stephenson. Orchestra: London Musici. Performer: Robert Thompson.
    • Conifer CDCF182.
    • 9.

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