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Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast unveils a multifaceted portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki, with commentary from musicians, colleagues, radio programmers, and writers who lend insight and memories of Poland’s greatest modern composer.

This podcast is part of Penderecki in Memoriam Worldwide project, honoring the life and legacy of the great composer. Podcast was created by Anna Perzanowska and Klaudia Ofwona Draber, produced and hosted by Max Horowitz, and presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York.

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Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast unveils a multifaceted portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki, with commentary from musicians, colleagues, radio programmers, and writers who lend insight and memories of Poland’s greatest modern composer.

This podcast is part of Penderecki in Memoriam Worldwide project, honoring the life and legacy of the great composer. Podcast was created by Anna Perzanowska and Klaudia Ofwona Draber, produced and hosted by Max Horowitz, and presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York.

    Kent Nagano about Penderecki

    Kent Nagano about Penderecki

    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast is produced and hosted by Max Horowitz, Crossover Media. Created by Anna Perzanowska and Klaudia Ofwona Draber, and presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York.
    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast unveils a multifaceted portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki, with commentary from musicians, colleagues, radio programmers, and writers who lend insight and memories of Poland’s greatest modern composer. This podcast is part of Penderecki in Memoriam Worldwide project, honoring the life and legacy of the great composer. Thank you to project partners DUX, NAXOS, Ludwig van Beethoven Association, and Schott EAM for sharing Krzysztof Penderecki’s music with the world.
    Kent Nagano is considered one of the outstanding conductors for both operatic and orchestral repertoire. He has been General Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Chief Conductor of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra since September 2015. From 2006 to 2020, he was Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and was appointed Conductor Emeritus in February 2021. In 2006 he was appointed Honorary Conductor of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and in 2019 of Concerto Köln, the Baroque orchestra which he is working together with in the project https://wagner-lesarten.de/project.html (Wagner Readings.)
    For more information visit:
    https://www.kentnagano.com

    • 32 min
    Antoni Wit with Raymond Bisha about Penderecki

    Antoni Wit with Raymond Bisha about Penderecki

    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast is produced and hosted by Max Horowitz, Crossover Media. Interview with Antoni Wit conducted by Raymond Bisha, Senior VP of Marketing at Naxos. This podcast is created by Anna Perzanowska and Klaudia Ofwona Draber, and presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York.
    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast unveils a multifaceted portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki, with commentary from musicians, colleagues, radio programmers, and writers who lend insight and memories of Poland’s greatest modern composer. This podcast is part of Penderecki in Memoriam Worldwide project, honoring the life and legacy of the great composer. Thank you to project partners DUX, NAXOS, Ludwig van Beethoven Association, and Schott EAM for sharing Krzysztof Penderecki’s music with the world.
    Antoni Wit is one of the most highly regarded Polish conductors and a champion of Polish music. A top prizewinner at the Herbert von Karajan International Conducting Competition in 1971 and an assistant to Karajan at the Easter Festival in Salzburg, he subsequently worked with all of the leading orchestras in Poland (including the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra) before taking up the position of general and artistic director of the Warsaw Philharmonic in 2001 for twelve years until the end of the 2012–13 season. He was music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra in Spain between 2013 and 2018, and he is currently conductor laureate of the Kraków Philharmonic in Poland. In 2015 he was awarded the French Légion d’honneur.
    Antoni Wit has enjoyed an international career with major orchestras throughout Europe, America and the Far East. Past highlights have included the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia and the BBC Symphony Orchestras as well as the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra among others.
    For more information visit:
    https://www.naxos.com/person/Antoni_Wit/32182.htm
    Musical pieces in this podcast courtesy of NAXOS: Open and Close, Clarinet Quartet, Symphony #8, Polish Requiem, and St. Luke Passion.

    • 13 min
    Laura Kaminsky about Penderecki

    Laura Kaminsky about Penderecki

    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast is produced and hosted by Max Horowitz, Crossover Media. Created by Anna Perzanowska and Klaudia Ofwona Draber, and presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York.
    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast unveils a multifaceted portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki, with commentary from musicians, colleagues, radio programmers, and writers who lend insight and memories of Poland’s greatest modern composer. This podcast is part of Penderecki in Memoriam Worldwide project, honoring the life and legacy of the great composer. Thank you to project partners DUX, NAXOS, Ludwig van Beethoven Association, and Schott EAM for sharing Krzysztof Penderecki’s music with the world.
    Laura Kaminsky “makes the most of textures, sometimes delicate and almost weightless, sometimes thick and convoluted, but always vivid.” (Washington Post) “Full of fire as well as ice, contrasting dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection, (her music) is strong stuff.” (American Record Guide) As One (American Opera Projects/BAM), the most produced contemporary opera in the U.S., has played in Canada, Europe and Australia. Hometown to the World (Santa Fe Opera) premieres 2021; Finding Wright (Dayton Opera), 2022. Fantasy: Oppens Plays Kaminsky (Cedille Records, 2021) features pianist Ursula Oppens, Cassatt String Quartet, pianist Jerome Lowenthal, ASU Symphony Orchestra/Maestro Jeffery Meyer.
    For more information, visit:
    https://laurakaminsky.com/
    Recordings used in the podcast courtesy of artist:
    Anthem, from Laura Kaminsky's Piano Quintet, performed by Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt String Quartet. Released on Fantasy: Oppens Plays Kaminsky, Cedille Records CDR 90000 202.

    • 18 min
    Rafael Payare about Penderecki

    Rafael Payare about Penderecki

    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast is produced and hosted by Max Horowitz, Crossover Media. Created by Anna Perzanowska and Klaudia Ofwona Draber, and presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York.
    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast unveils a multifaceted portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki, with commentary from musicians, colleagues, radio programmers, and writers who lend insight and memories of Poland’s greatest modern composer. This podcast is part of Penderecki in Memoriam Worldwide project, honoring the life and legacy of the great composer. Thank you to project partners DUX, NAXOS, Ludwig van Beethoven Association, and Schott EAM for sharing Krzysztof Penderecki’s music with the world.
    The 20-21 season marks Rafael Payare’s second season as Music Director of San Diego Symphony and already their relationship has been recognised as one of the most dynamic in North America. He has also recently been announced as the next Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal where he will take the title of Music Director Designate from September 2021 and will commence as Music Director from the 22-23 season for an initial period of 5 years. His profound musicianship, technical brilliance and charismatic presence on the podium has elevated him as one of the most sought-after conductors. He was Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Ulster Orchestra from 2014 – 2019 with whom he appeared twice at the BBC Proms in 2016 and 2019. The Orchestra recently named him Conductor Laureate in recognition of his vast artistic contribution to the Orchestra and City of Belfast during his five year tenure.
    For more information, visit https://www.askonasholt.com/artists/rafael-payare/ (https://www.askonasholt.com/artists/rafael-payare/).
    Recordings used in the podcast courtesy of Naxos:
    Seven Gates of Jerusalem
    The Symphony No. 4
    Adagio from 3rd Symphony

    • 27 min
    Sergey Smbatyan about Penderecki

    Sergey Smbatyan about Penderecki

    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast is produced and hosted by Max Horowitz, Crossover Media. It is created by Anna Perzanowska and Klaudia Ofwona Draber, and presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York.
    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast unveils a multifaceted portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki, with commentary from musicians, colleagues, radio programmers, and writers who lend insight and memories of Poland’s greatest modern composer. This podcast is part of Penderecki in Memoriam Worldwide project, honoring the life and legacy of the great composer. Thank you to project partners DUX, NAXOS, Ludwig van Beethoven Association, and Schott EAM for sharing Krzysztof Penderecki’s music with the world.
    Sergey Smbatyan enjoys an acclaimed and prolific musical career extending far beyond his native Armenia. Smbatyan has earned an array of achievements for the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, of which he is the founder, artistic director and principal conductor, and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, which he has led as the principal conductor since September 2019.
    Among Smbatyan’s most cherished and sustainable legacies are four music festivals of which he is the founder: the Armenian Composing Art Festival, Khachaturian International Festival, ‘Armenia’ International Music Festival and ‘Contemporary Classics’ Composers’ Festival, as well as the introduction of the conducting category at the annual Khachaturian International Competition. Other valuable enterprises include significant orchestral and musical projects and concert series and pioneering educational projects.
    Smbatyan always pursues new dimensions for innovative artistry and embarks on novel initiatives in the Armenian cultural context. In the framework of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), hosted in 2019 by Armenia, an orchestra of 100 musicians from 15 countries assembled under Smbatyan’s baton to play the first-ever AI real-time composed music at the opening ceremony of the event.
    For more information, visit https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.sergeysmbatyan.com (www.sergeysmbatyan.com).

    • 22 min
    Barry Douglas about Penderecki

    Barry Douglas about Penderecki

    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast is produced and hosted by Max Horowitz, Crossover Media. It is created by Anna Perzanowska and Klaudia Ofwona Draber, and presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York.
    Penderecki in Memoriam Podcast unveils a multifaceted portrait of Krzysztof Penderecki, with commentary from musicians, colleagues, radio programmers, and writers who lend insight and memories of Poland’s greatest modern composer. This podcast is part of Penderecki in Memoriam Worldwide project, honoring the life and legacy of the great composer. Thank you to project partners DUX, NAXOS, Ludwig van Beethoven Association, and Schott EAM for sharing Krzysztof Penderecki’s music with the world.
    Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland, the only all-Ireland orchestra and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his Irish heritage whilst also maintaining a busy international touring schedule.
    In recent seasons Barry performed with a list of orchestras that includes the London Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian National, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Symphony and Halle Orchestras. He also performed the premiere of Kevin Volans’ fourth piano concerto with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and in 16/17 marked the 30th anniversary of his Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition win with full Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto cycles with the RTE Orchestra in Dublin and the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast.
    Other recent highlights include a major UK tour with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, and appearances with the Barcelona Symphony, Vancouver and Sydney Symphony orchestras as well as a continuation of his collaboration with the Borodin String Quartet. Also a highly sought after recitalist and chamber musician, he has given performances across the globe from Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and Wigmore Hall and the Verbier Festival to the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Grand Theatre in Shanghai and other cities in China.
    Piano Concerto, "Resurrection": Penderecki: Piano and Flute Concertos / Douglas, Wit / Item # 8572696
    Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima: Eternal Penderecki / Wit, Bieler, Tichman, Warsaw National Po Et Al / Item # 8572134

    • 19 min

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