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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

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)

The Panufnik Legacies II
The Panufnik Legacies II

£5.95

(LSO Live)

Modern Choral Masterpieces
Modern Choral Masterpieces

£13.50

(Dux)