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Andrzej Panufnik

Sir Andrzej Panufnik (24 September 1914 27 October 1991) was a Polish composer and conductor. He became established as one of the leading Polish composers, and as a conductor he was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Warsaw Philharmonic orchestra after World War II. After his increasing frustration with the extra-musical demands made on him by the country's regime, he defected to the United Kingdom in 1954, and took up British citizenship. He briefly became chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a post he relinquished after two years to devote all his time to composition.

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Recent Panufnik releases

The Gerard Schwarz Collection
The Gerard Schwarz Collection

£79.95

(Naxos)

Music for the Queen of Heaven: Contemporary Marian Motets
Music for the Queen of Heaven: Contemporary Marian Motets

£12.95

(Delphian)

3945: Polish Music of World War II
3945: Polish Music of World War II

£11.50

(Warner)

Polish Violin Concertos by Bacewicz, Tansman, Spisak & Panufnik
Polish Violin Concertos by Bacewicz, Tansman, Spisak & Panufnik

£8.50

(Naxos)