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Andrzej Panufnik was born in Warsaw in 1914 and rapidly developed his career as a conductor and composer, before the Communists decried him as an alleged formalist and decadent artist. In 1954 he fled to England, where he was granted political asylum and with this status ceased to exist in official Poland. His international reputation steadily grew; he was awarded lucrative compositional commissions, principally from the United States, and increasingly felt at home in England. Leading conductors like Stokowski, Horenstein, and Solti performed his works. Panufnik always stood out in the compositional landscape of the ‘Free World’ of the West because he never associated himself with the methods of serial composition then both current and dominant. “For me music is always the expression of the deepest human feeling and genuine emotion. The spiritual and poetic content is therefore very essential and has a decided influence on the construction. In all my works I attempt to form a real balance between emotion and intellect – an equilibrium of heart and mind, of motivation and construction.”


Tragic Overture
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Nocturne for Orchestra
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Heroic Overture
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Katyn Epitaph
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

A Procession for Peace
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Harmony
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Symphony No. 1 'Sinfonia Rustica
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia concertante for flute, harp & strings)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Polonia
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Lullaby
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Symphony No. 6 'Sinfonia Mistica'
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Autumn Music
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Hommage à Chopin
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz
Lukasz Dlugosz (flute)

Rhapsody for Orchestra
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Symphony No. 2 'Sinfonia Elegiaca'
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Symphony No. 3 'Sinfonia sacra'
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Symphony No. 10
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Metasinfonia for Organ, Timpani & Strings (Symphony No. 7)
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz
Jorg Strodthoff (organ), Michael Oberaigner (timpani)

Symphony No. 8 'Sinfonia Votiva'
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Concerto Festivo
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Concertino for Timpani, Percussion & Strings
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz
Christian Loffler (percussion), Michael Oberaigner (timpani)

Symphony No. 9 'Sinfonia della speranza'
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Symphony No. 5 'Sinfonia di Sfere'
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Bassoon Concerto
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz
Michael von Schönermark (bassoon)

Love Song
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Landscape
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz

Violin Concerto
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz
Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin)

Cello Concerto
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz
Raphael Wallfisch (cello)

Piano Concerto
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz
Ewa Kupiec (piano)

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