25 Penderecki's works performed in Armenia during 4 days

PanARMENIAN.Net - 25 works of well-known Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki were performed in Yerevan during 4 past days.

"We spared no effort to hold days of outstanding modern composers in Armenia and the idea is realized," said Stepan Rostomyan, president of Perspectives of the 21st century festival.

"I am happy to be in Yerevan. It's not only because my works are performed but also because intellectual and receptive Armenian audience has the opportunity to listen to modern classical music," Krzysztof Penderecki told a news conference today.

"Armenian orchestras maximally used their professional potential, which doesn't yield to potential of famous orchestras, but they lack the practice of performing modern classical music," he said.

Krzysztof Penderecki was born November 23, 1933 in Debica. He studied music at Krakow University and the Academy of Music in Krakow. Penderecki's international recognition began in 1959 at the Warsaw Autumn Festival with the premieres of the works Strophen, Psalms of David, and Emanations, but the piece that truly brought him to international attention was Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima. Around the mid-1970s, he was a professor at the Yale School of Music. In 2001, Penderecki's Credo received the Grammy Award for best choral performance for the world-premiere recording made by the Oregon Bach Festival.
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