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b Debica, near Cracow, 23 November 1933

He first studied privately, then from 1955 to 1958 was a pupil at the Cracow Conservatory, where he later taught and was appointed rector in 1972. He has appeared widely as a lecturer and has received many commissions in Europe and the USA, and many awards, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Rochester, New York. He is also an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

1958 (25)

Epitaphium on the Death of Artur Malawski, for string orchestra and timpani

Emanations, for two string orchestras

The Psalms of David, for mixed choir and instruments

1959 (26)

Strophes, for soprano, narrator and ten instruments

1960 (27)

Anaklasis, for strings and percussion groups

String Quartet No 1

961 (28)

Fluorescences, for orchestra

Dimensions of Time and Silence, for choir and orchestra

Threnody, for fifty-two stringed instruments

Kanon, for strings and electronic tape

1962 (29)

Polymorphia, for forty-eight strings

Stabat Mater, for three sixteen-part choirs

1963 (30)

Violin Concerto

1964 (31)

Sonata for cello and orchestra

1965 (32)

Capriccio for oboe and strings

1967 (34)

Dies Irae, oratorio for soprano, tenor and bass soli, chorus and orchestra

Pittsburgh Overture, for wind and percussion

Capriccio for violin and orchestra

1968 (35)

The Devils of Loudon, opera (1968-9)

String Quartet No 2

Capriccio for Siegfried Palm, for solo cello

1969-71 (36-8)

Utrenja, for soprano, contralto, tenor, bass and basso profundo soli, two mixed choirs and orchestra

1970 (37)

Kosmogonia, for soprano, tenor and bass soli, chorus and orchestra

1971 (38)

De Natura Sonoris II, for wind, percussion and strings

Prélude (1971), for wind, percussion and contrabasses

Actions, for jazz ensemble

1972 (39)

Canticum Canticorum Salomonis (Song of Songs), for sixteen-voice chorus, chamber orchestra and dance pair

Partita, concerto for harpsichord, five solo instruments electronically amplified and orchestra

Cello Concerto

1973 (40)

Symphony No 1

1974 (41)

The Dream of Jacob, for orchestra

1978 (45)

Paradise Lost, opera

1979 (46)

Ubu Roi, opera

Te Deum, for soli, chorus and orchestra

1980 (47)

Symphony No 2

1983-4 (50-51)

Requiem, for soli, chorus and orchestra

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