WARSAW – Poland’s leading composer and conductor, Krzysztof Penderecki died Sunday soon after a “long and serious illness,” resources close to his relatives explained. He was 86.

In a statement emailed to The Connected Push, the Ludwig van Beethoven Association called Penderecki as “Great Pole, an outstanding creator and a humanist” who was a single of the world’s best appreciated Polish composers. The association was started by Penderecki’s wife, Elzbieta Penderecka, and the communique was signed by its head, Andrzej Giza.

A large of modern new music, Penderecki experimented with seem and form in the fifties and nineteen sixties, but

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