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Panufnik, Andrzej: Landscape (1962, rev.1965) 7'
for string orchestra


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Composer's Notes

This is an attempt to convey musically a landscape of my imagination, similar to those I have seen in Suffolk or remember from Poland - a boundless landscape which evokes melancholy - where the far distant, evanescent horizon induces a sense of space and unconfined contemplation. It contains an echo of Poland in the musical texture. In design, it is constructed in three sections. The second section mirrors the first, like seeing the same landscape from the opposite end.  The third section returns to the viewpoint of the first, but one might feel that heavy clouds have gathered low over the land. In the last bars of this short interlude for string orchestra, perhaps one might imagine oneself staring at a point in the dissolving horizon until it fades into infinity.

Andrzej Panufnik

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Recommended Recording

Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Lukasz Borowicz
CPO 777 497-2

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