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PANUFNIK, Andrzej
b Warsaw, 24 September 1914
d Twickenham 27 October 1991 aged seventy-seven

He studied theory and composition at the Warsaw State Conservatory from 1935 to 1936, then conducted at the Vienna State Academy from 1937 to 1938, and continued his studies in Paris and London until 1939. He was in Warsaw during World War II, and his pre-1944 compositions were destroyed by fire. From 1945 to 1947 he was conductor of the Cracow and Warsaw Philharmonic orchestra. He served on various cultural committees in Poland and with UNESCO. In 1954 he decided to leave Poland and settle in England where, apart from occasional conducting, he spends his life composing.

1934 (20)

Piano Trio

1940 (26)

Five Polish Peasant Songs

1942 (28)

Tragic Overture

1947 (33)

Twelve Miniature Studies for piano

Nocturne for orchestra

Lullaby for strings and two harps

Divertimento for strings on trios by Janiewicz

1948 (34)

Sinfonia Rustica

1949 (35)

Hommage a Chopin, for soprano and piano 1950 (36)

Old Polish Suite, for string orchestra

1951 (37)

Concerto in modo antico for trumpet and orchestra

1952 (38)

Heroic Overture

1956 (42)

Rhapsody for orchestra

1957 (43)

Sinfonia Elegiaca

1959 (45)

Polonia, for orchestra

1962 (48)

Piano Concerto

Landscape, for string orchestra

Autumn Music, for orchestra

1963 (49)

Two Lyric Pieces for young players

Sinfonia Sacra

1964 (50)

'Song to the Virgin Mary'

1966 (52)

Hommage a Chopin, arranged for flute and string orchestra

Jagiellonian Triptych, for string orchestra

1967 (53)

Katyn Epitaph, for orchestra

1968 (54)

Reflections, for piano

1968-9 (54-5)

Universal Prayer

1969 (55)

Thames Pageant, for young singers and players

1971 (57)

Violin Concerto

1972 (58)

Triangles, for three flutes and three cellos

Winter Solstice, for solo voices, chorus and instruments

Invocation for Peace, for treble voices, two trumpets and two trombones

1973 (59)

Sinfonia Concertante for flute, harp and strings

1975 (61)

Sinfonia di Sfere

1976 (62)

String Quartet No 1

1977 (63)

Dreamscape, for mezzo-soprano and piano

Sinfonia Mistica

1978 (64)

Metasinfonia, for organ, strings and timpani

1979 (65)

Concerto Festivo, for orchestra

1980 (66)

Concertino for timpani, percussion and strings

String Quartet No 2, Messages

1981 (67)

Sinfonia Votiva

1982-3 (68-9)

A Procession for Peace, for orchestra

1983 (69)

Arbor Cosmica, for twelve solo strings

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