On 23 November 1933, Krzysztof Penderecki was born. A concert celebrating the 85th birthday of the Master opened the 1st International Music Festival of Central-Eastern Europe, at the same time ending the festival organized by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association in honour of the composer’s anniversary. The programme of the event featured works by Krzysztof Penderecki performed by world-class artists close to him.



Krzysztof Penderecki, Metamorphosen – Concerto per violino ed orchestra no. 2

Krzysztof Penderecki, Concerto grosso per tre violoncelli ed orchestra

Krzysztof Penderecki, Dies illa for three soloists (soprano, mezzosoprano, bass), three mixed choirs and orchestra


Anne-Sophie Mutter – violin

Frans Helmerson – cello

Ivan Monighetti – cello

Arto Noras – cello

Johanna Rusanen – soprano

Anna Radziejewska – mezzosoprano

Nikolay Didenko – basso

Warsaw Philharmonic Choir

National Forum of Music Choir

Ponzań Chamber Choir

Sinfonia Varsovia

Krzysztof Penderecki – conductor

Maciej Tworek – conductor

Christoph Eschenbach – conductor

Leonard Slatkin – conductor

Organizers: The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, The Ludwig van Beethoven Association, National Centre for Culture Poland oraz the Grand Theatre–National Opera in Warsaw.

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