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Composer's Notes

Metasinfonia, my seventh symphony could be considered as a kind of organ concerto, but I feel the title Metasinfonia more accurately depicts the form and character of the composition.

Both parts of the title, meta and sinfonia, each have equal significance. The prefix meta here relates to other words and ideas prefixed by meta - particularly metamorphosis, meaning change of shape, gradual transformation; the word sinfonia I used because the work has an extremely disciplined organic structure, even if its design goes rather far from the classical model.

The Metasinfonia is in one continuous movement and its musical content
represents a chain of meditative thoughts and expressions.

Andrzej Panufnik

Reproduction Rights
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Recommended Recording

Jorg Strodthoff/Michael Oberaigner/Konzerthausorchester Berlin/Lukasz Borowicz
CPO 777 684-2

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