Krzysztof Penderecki is Polandís leading contemporary composer and he stands at the forefront of modern music.
In this program, recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, one of Europeís most prestigious concert venues, he conducts the Sinfonietta Cracovia in performances of four of his own works. Each piece is introduced by the composer. Penderecki is closely associated with the Sinfonietta Cracovia, which was formed by graduates of the Cracow Academy of Music in 1991. Impressed by the excellent standard of their work, he helped to establish them as a permanent orchestra, supported by the city of Cracow.
Sinfonietta for Strings
Capriccio for Oboe and StirngsSoloist: Mariusz Pedzialek
Viola ConcertoSoloist: Tabea Zimmermann
Concerto for Flute and Chamber OrchestraSoloist: Irena Grafenauer
Sinfonietta CracoviaConductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
Director: Hans HulscherLighting Director: John BurgessVideo Editor: Peter RumpAudio Producer: Thomas RaisigSenior Camera: Hans BrouŽrExecutive Producer: Jane SeymourProducer for the Alte Oper Frankfurt: Yehuda FicklerProducer for RM Arts: Colin Wilson
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