Krzysztof Penderecki
Date of Birth
Nov 23, 1933
Birth Place:
Debica, Poland


After early private study in composition, Penderecki enrolled at Kraków University. In 1959, he wrote three outstandingly innovative and prize-winning compositions: "The Psalms of David" for chorus and percussion, the orchestral Emanations, and an Epitaph in Memoriam Artur Malawski. He soon became internationally known for his Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima for 52 solo strings (1960) and...