A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Krzysztof Penderecki

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November 23, 1933: Krzysztof Penderecki is born in Debica, Krakow District, Republic of Poland, the second of three children born to Tadeusz Penderecki, a lawyer, and Zofia Wittgenstein, daughter of a bank director.
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November 17, 1958: Three Miniatures for clarinet and piano by Krzysztof Penderecki (24) is performed for the first time, in Kraków.
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April 26, 1959: The winners of an anonymous composition contest sponsored by the League of Polish Composers are announced in Warsaw. First, Second, and Third Prize all go to Krzysztof Penderecki (25).
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September 1, 1959: Psalms of David for chorus, percussion, keyboard, and double basses by Krzysztof Penderecki (25) is performed for the first time, in Kraków.
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September 17, 1959: Strophes for soprano, speaker, and ten instruments by Krzysztof Penderecki (25) to words of Menander, Sophocles, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Omar Khayyam, is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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September 18, 1960: Dimensions of Time and Silence for chorus and instruments by Krzysztof Penderecki (26) is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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October 16, 1960: Two new works are performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen: Anaklasis for strings and percussion by Krzysztof Penderecki (26) and Chronochromie for orchestra by Olivier Messiaen (51). The audience requires that Anaklasis be encored.
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April 10, 1961: Psalmus 1961 for electronic sound generators by Krzysztof Penderecki (27) is performed for the first time, in Stockholm.
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April 24, 1961: Two works are performed for the first time, in Venice: three of the four movements of Jeux Vénitiens for chamber orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski (48), and Fonogrammi for flute and chamber orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (27). See 16 September 1961.
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May 31, 1961: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima for 52 strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (27) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio Warsaw.
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September 7, 1961: Two works are performed for the first time, in Darmstadt: Symphonische Szene for orchestra by Isang Yun (43), and Emanations for two string orchestras by Krzysztof Penderecki (27).
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September 22, 1961: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima for 52 strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (27) is performed live for the first time, in Warsaw. See 31 May 1961.
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April 16, 1962: Polymorphia for 48 strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (28) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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May 11, 1962: String Quartet no.1 by Krzysztof Penderecki (28) is performed for the first time, in Cincinnati.
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September 21, 1962: Kanon for strings and two tape players by Krzysztof Penderecki (28) is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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October 21, 1962: Fluorescences for orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (28) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.
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November 27, 1962: Stabat mater for three choruses by Krzysztof Penderecki (29) is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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May 14, 1963: A Concerto for violin by Krzysztof Penderecki (29) is performed for the first time, in Zagreb. The composer will withdraw this work.
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January 20, 1964: Brigade of Death, a radio play by Smoter after Weliczker, with music by Krzysztof Penderecki (30), is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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May 6, 1964: Two works for multiple pianos are performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio Bremen: Corroboree for two or three pianos by Earle Brown (37), and Mensura sortis for two pianos by Krzysztof Penderecki (30).
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May 10, 1964: Cantata in honorem Almae Matris Universitatis Iagellonicae for two choruses and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (30) is performed for the first time, in Kraków.
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October 15, 1964: Sonata for cello and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (30) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.
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March 15, 1965: The Most Valiant of Knights, a children’s opera by Krzysztof Penderecki (31) to his own words after Szelburg-Zarembina), is performed for the first time, in Poznan.
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August 26, 1965: Capriccio for oboe and eleven strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (31) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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October 9, 1965: Incidental music to Krasinsky’s play The Ungodly Comedy by Krzysztof Penderecki (31) is performed for the first time, in Stary Teatr, Kraków.
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December 18, 1965: Krzysztof Penderecki (32) marries his second wife, Elzbieta Solecka, in Debica, Poland.
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March 30, 1966: Krzysztof Penderecki’s (32) oratorio Passio et mors domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam (St. Luke Passion) for solo voices, speaker, boys’ chorus, chorus, and orchestra, is performed for the first time, in Münster Cathedral. This introduces a much broader audience to Penderecki.
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April 7, 1966: De natura sonoris I for orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (32) is performed for the first time, in Royan.
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April 14, 1967: Dies irae for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (33) is performed for the first time, in Krakow.
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April 16, 1967: Krzysztof Penderecki’s (33) work Dies irae, premiered two days ago, is repeated at the Auschwitz death camp, Oswiecim-Brzezinka.
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June 30, 1967: Pittsburgh Overture for winds, percussion, harmonium, and piano by Krzysztof Penderecki (33) is performed for the first time, in Pittsburgh.
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July 1, 1967: Concerto for violino grande and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (33) is performed for the first time, in Ostersund, Sweden.
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October 22, 1967: Two new works are performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen: Capriccio for violin and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (33) and Lontano for orchestra by György Ligeti (44).
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May 4, 1968: Capriccio per Siegfried Palm for cello by Krzysztof Penderecki (34) is performed for the first time, in Bremen.
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June 20, 1969: Krzysztof Penderecki’s (35) opera The Devils of Loudun, to his own words after Huxley, is performed for the first time, at the Hamburg Staatsoper. See 12 February 2013.
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October 28, 1969: Portrait of a Conductor, a film with music by Krzysztof Penderecki (36), is shown for the first time, in Paris.
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April 8, 1970: The Laying in the Tomb, the first part of Utrenia for solo voices, two choruses, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (36) is performed for the first time, in Altenburg, West Germany. See 28 May 1971.
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September 30, 1970: String Quartet no.2 by Krzysztof Penderecki (36) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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October 24, 1970: Kosmogonia for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (36) is performed for the first time, at the United Nations to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
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May 28, 1971: The Resurrection, the second part of Utrenia for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (37) is performed for the first time, in Münster Cathedral in the first complete performance of Utrenia. See 8 April 1970.
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July 4, 1971: Praeludium for woodwinds, double bass, and percussion by Krzysztof Penderecki (37) is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
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October 17, 1971: Actions for 14 jazz instruments by Krzysztof Penderecki (37) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen, directed by the composer in his conducting debut.
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December 3, 1971: De natura sonoris II for orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (38) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York. The work was commissioned by the Juilliard School of Music.
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February 11, 1972: Partita for harpsichord, electric guitar, bass guitar, harp, double bass, and chamber orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (38) is performed for the first time, in Rochester, New York.
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March 8, 1972: Cello Concerto no.1 by Krzysztof Penderecki (38) is performed for the first time, in Baltimore.
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August 21, 1972: Ecloga VIII for six male voices by Krzysztof Penderecki (38) to words of Virgil, is performed for the first time, in Edinburgh.
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August 26, 1972: The Games of the Twentieth Olympiad of the Modern Era open in Munich.  Ekecheiria for tape by Krzysztof Penderecki (38) to words of Pindar is performed for the first time, at the opening ceremonies.
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June 5, 1973: Canticum Canticorum Salamonis quod hebraice dicitur “Sid hasirim” for chorus and chamber orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (39) is performed for the first time, in Lisbon.
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July 19, 1973: Symphony no.1 by Krzysztof Penderecki (39) is performed for the first time, in Peterborough Cathedral, Northamptonshire the composer conducting.
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November 30, 1973: Intermezzo for 24 strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (40) is performed for the first time, in Zürich.
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August 14, 1974: Als Jakob erwachte for orchestra and twelve ocarinas by Krzysztof Penderecki (40) is performed for the first time, in Monte Carlo for the 25th anniversary of the accession of Prince Ranier III.
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August 17, 1974: Magnificat for bass, boys choir, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (40) is performed for the first time, in Salzburg Cathedral.
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January 21, 1975: In a ceremony in London, Krzysztof Penderecki (41) receives a fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music.
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January 16, 1976: Krzysztof Penderecki (42) arrives in New York to begin teaching at Yale University.
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April 27, 1977: Violin Concerto no.1 by Krzysztof Penderecki (43) is performed for the first time, in Basel.
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October 16, 1977: De profundis for chorus and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (43) is performed for the first time, in Graz. Also premiered is Coro for 40 voices and instruments by Luciano Berio (52) to words of Neruda and others.
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November 29, 1978: Paradise Lost, a sacra rappresentazione by Krzysztof Penderecki (45) to words of Fry after Milton, is performed for the first time, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. See 8 April 1979 and 10 August 1979.
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April 8, 1979: An Adagietto for orchestra from Paradise Lost by Krzysztof Penderecki (45) is performed for the first time, in Osaka. See 29 November 1978.
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August 10, 1979: Prologue, Visions, and Finale from Paradise Lost for six solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (45) is performed for the first time, in Salzburg. See 29 November 1978.
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May 1, 1980: Symphony no.2: A Christmas Symphony for orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (46) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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June 20, 1980: Capriccio for tuba by Krzysztof Penderecki (46) is performed for the first time, in Kraków.
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September 27, 1980: Te Deum for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (46) is performed for the first time, in Assisi. The work is dedicated to Pope John Paul II.
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December 16, 1980: A monument to the victims of Polish communism is dedicated in Gdansk. The ceremony is attended by thousands, including the Communist Party Central Committee, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church and the independent trade union Solidarity. Lacrimosa for soprano, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (47) is performed for the first time. The names of the dead of the uprisings of 1956, 1970, and 1976 are read out. Lech Walesa lights an eternal flame.
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May 31, 1981: Agnus Dei for chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (47) is performed for the first time, in Warsaw at the funeral of Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski.
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January 11, 1983: Cello Concerto no.2 by Krzysztof Penderecki (49) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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July 21, 1983: Krzysztof Penderecki’s (49) Viola Concerto is performed for the first time, in Caracas. It was commissioned by the government of Venezuela to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Simón Bolívar.
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October 9, 1983: Krzysztof Penderecki (49) receives the Sibelius Prize in Helsinki from the Wihuri Foundation. Previous winners include Jean Sibelius (†26), Igor Stravinsky (†12), Paul Hindemith (†19), Dmitri Shostakovich (†8), Olivier Messiaen (74), Witold Lutoslawski (70), and Benjamin Britten (†6).
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November 23, 1983: Parts of the Polish Requiem for four solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (50) are performed for the first time, in Washington on the composer’s 50th birthday.
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September 10, 1984: Cadenza for viola by Krzysztof Penderecki (50) is performed for the first time, in Luslawice.
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September 28, 1984: Polish Requiem for four solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (50) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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August 15, 1986: Die schwarze Maske, an opera by Krzysztof Penderecki (52) to words of Kupfer and the composer after Hauptmann, is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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March 26, 1987: Not for You for voice and piano by Witold Lutoslawski (74) to words of Illakowicz is performed for the first time, in Kraków. Also premiered is Were You but a Dream? for voice and piano by Krzysztof Penderecki (53) to words of Przerwy-Tetmajer.
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March 27, 1987: Song of Cherubim for chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (53) to Old Slavonic words is performed for the first time, in Washington.
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April 28, 1987: Veni Creator for chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (53) is performed for the first time, in Madrid.
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February 4, 1988: Der unterbrochene Gedanke for string quartet by Krzysztof Penderecki (54) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt.
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August 20, 1988: Passacaglia for orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (54) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne. The composer will make it part of the Symphony no.3. See 8 December 1995.
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November 26, 1989: Symphony no.4 “Adagio” by Krzysztof Penderecki (56) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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January 7, 1990: A Violin Sonata by Krzysztof Penderecki (56) is performed for the first time, in Houston 37 years after it was composed.
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December 8, 1990: The second movement of a String Trio by Krzysztof Penderecki (57) is performed for the first time, in Kraków. See 15 November 1991.
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July 6, 1991: Ubu Rex, an opera by Krzysztof Penderecki (57) to words of Jarocki and the composer after Jarry, is performed for the first time, in the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.
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November 15, 1991: String Trio by Krzysztof Penderecki (57) is performed completely for the first time, in Metz. See 8 December 1990.
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February 17, 1992: Sinfonietta no.1 for strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (58) is performed for the first time, in Warsaw, the composer conducting.
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April 18, 1992: Benedicamus Domino for male chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (58) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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August 14, 1992: Symphony no.5 by Krzysztof Penderecki (58) is performed for the first time, in Seoul.
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January 11, 1993: Concerto for flute and chamber orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (59) is performed for the first time, in Lausanne.
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August 13, 1993: Quartet for clarinet and strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (59) is performed for the first time, in Lübeck.
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July 13, 1994: Sinfonietta no.2 for clarinet and strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (60) is performed for the first time, in Bad Kissingen, the composer conducting.
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September 9, 1994: Sanctus from the Polish Requiem for alto, tenor, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (60) is performed for the first time, Przemysl.
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November 4, 1994: Entrata for brass and timpani by Krzysztof Penderecki (60) is performed for the first time, in Cincinnati.
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December 28, 1994: Divertimento for cello by Krzysztof Penderecki (61) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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June 24, 1995: Violin Concerto no.2 “Metmorphoses” by Krzysztof Penderecki (61) is performed for the first time, in Leipzig.
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August 16, 1995: Requiem der Versöhung for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart. Among the 13 composers contributing to the work are Luciano Berio (69), György Kurtág (69), Krzysztof Penderecki (61), Alfred Schnittke (60), John Harbison (56), and Wolfgang Rihm (43).
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December 8, 1995: Symphony no.3 by Krzysztof Penderecki (62) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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March 7, 1996: The Concerto for flute or clarinet and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (62) is performed for the first time on clarinet, in Prague. See 11 January 1993.
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August 20, 1996: The Passacaglia movement from the Serenade for string orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (62) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne. See 31 August 1997.
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October 19, 1996: Burleske Suite aus Ubu Rex for winds and percussion by Krzysztof Penderecki (62) is performed for the first time, in Merano, South Tyrol.
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January 9, 1997: Seven Gates of Jerusalem for solo voices, narrator, three choruses, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (63) to words of the Bible is performed for the first time, in Jerusalem.
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August 31, 1997: The Larghetto movement from the Serenade for string orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (63) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne. See 20 August 1996.
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October 4, 1997: Hymne an den heiligen Daniel for chorus and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (63) is performed for the first time, in Moscow, directed by the composer.
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October 18, 1997: Hymne an den heiligen Adalbert for chorus and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (63) is performed for the first time, in Gdansk, directed by the composer.
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July 11, 1998: Credo for five solo voices, children’s chorus, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (64) is performed for the first time, in Eugene, Oregon.
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August 18, 1998: Lucerne Fanfare for eight trumpets and percussion by Krzysztof Penderecki (64) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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September 10, 1998: De profundis for string orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (64) is performed for the first time, in Salerno, conducted by the composer.
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April 29, 2000: Sonata for violin and piano no.2 by Krzysztof Penderecki (66) is performed for the first time, in the Barbican Center, London.
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June 7, 2000: Sextet for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn, and piano by Krzysztof Penderecki (66) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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June 25, 2000: Music for recorders, marimbaphone, and strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (66) is performed for the first time, in Hannover.
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June 22, 2001: Concerto grosso for three cellos and strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (67) is performed for the first time, in Tokyo.
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May 9, 2002: Concerto for piano and orchestra “Resurrection” by Krzysztof Penderecki (68) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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May 31, 2002: Benedictus for children’s chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (68) is performed for the first time, in Toronto.
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September 27, 2003: Fanfarria Real for orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (69) is performed for the first time, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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October 4, 2003: Adagio for cello and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (69) is performed for the first time, in the Musikverein, Vienna.
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June 3, 2004: Concerto grosso no.2 for five clarinets and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (70) is performed for the first time, in Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid.
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June 8, 2004: Announcement is made in Berlin that Krzystof Penderecki (70) has been awarded the Praemium Imperiale for music.
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October 21, 2004: Tempo di valse for cello alone by Krzysztof Penderecki (70) is performed for the first time, in the Joanniskirche, Kronberg.
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June 19, 2005: Largo for cello and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (71) is performed for the first time, in the Musikverein, Vienna.
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June 26, 2005: Symphony no.8 “Lieder der Vergänglichkeit” for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (71) to words of various authors, is performed for the first time, at the inauguration of the Salle Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte, Luxembourg.
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September 17, 2005: A new version of the Polish Requiem in honor of Pope John Paul II by Krzysztof Penderecki (71) is performed for the first time, in Wroclaw.
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September 2, 2006: Aria for cello by Krzysztof Penderecki (72) is performed for the first time, in the Musée d'art américain, Giverny. It is a new movement added to his 1994 Divertimento for cello.
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September 9, 2007: Adagietto aus “Paradise Lost” for orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (73) is performed for the first time, at the Alte Reitschule, Grafenegg, Austria conducted by the composer.
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October 3, 2007: Agnus Dei aus dem “Polnischen Requiem” for cellos by Krzysztof Penderecki (73) is performed for the first time, at the Johanniskirche, Kronberg, Germany.
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November 16, 2007: Serenata for three cellos by Krzysztof Penderecki (73) is performed for the first time, in Krakow.
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May 5, 2008: Concerto for horn and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (74) is performed for the first time, in Bremen.
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July 5, 2008: Danziger Fanfare for brass and percussion by Krzysztof Penderecki (74) is performed for the first time, at Solidarnosc Museum, Gdansk.
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November 21, 2008: String Quartet no.3 “Leaves of an unwritten diary” by Krzysztof Penderecki (74) is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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December 31, 2008: Drei Chinesische Lieder for baritone and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (75) are performed for the first time, in Ieper, Belgium.
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June 14, 2009: The Speckled Duck for children’s or women’s chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (75) to a Polish folk text is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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August 29, 2009: Kadisz for soprano, tenor, speaker, male chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (75) is performed for the first time, in Teatr Wielk, Lodz to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto.
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September 1, 2009: Prelude for Peace for brass and percussion by Krzysztof Penderecki (75) is performed for the first time, in the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, Krakow.
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September 9, 2009: Ciaconna in memoria Giovanni Paolo II for violin and viola by Krzysztof Penderecki (75) is performed for the first time, in the Rector’s Palace, Dubrovnik.
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November 21, 2009: O Gloriosa virginum for chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (75) is performed for the first time, in Teatro Teresa Carreño, Caracas.
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February 7, 2010: Tanz for violin by Krzysztof Penderecki (76) is performed for the first time, in Worms.
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August 27, 2010: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott for chorus, brass, percussion, and strings by Krzysztof Penderecki (76) is performed for the first time, in Jesus Church, Cieszyn, Poland.
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January 14, 2011: A Sea of Dreams did Breathe on Me…, a cycle for three voices, chorus and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (77) to words of various writers, is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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March 9, 2011: Duo concertante for violin and double bass by Krzysztof Penderecki (77) is performed for the first time, in the Kuppelsaal, Hannover.
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June 27, 2011: Violoncello totale for cello by Krzysztof Penderecki (77) is performed for the first time, at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Bolshoy Hall of Moscow Conservatory.
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June 15, 2012: De natura sonoris no.3 for orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (78) is performed for the first time, in the Koncertsalen, Denmark.
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June 16, 2012: Sinfonietta no3 by Krzysztof Penderecki (78) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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July 20, 2012: Capriccio per Radovan “Il sogno di un cacciatore” for horn by Krzysztof Penderecki (78) is performed for the first time, in Santande, Spain.
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October 22, 2012: Concerto doppio for violin, viola, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (78) is performed for the first time, in the Musikvereinsaal, Vienna.
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January 6, 2013: Missa brevis for children’s chorus and male chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (79) is performed for the first time, in the Thomaskirche, Leipzig.
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February 12, 2013: A revised version of The Devils of Loudun, an opera by Krzysztof Penderecki (79) to words of the composer after Huxley, is performed for the first time, in Copenhagen.
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April 16, 2013: Suite for cello by Krzysztof Penderecki (79) is performed for the first time, in Almi Hall, Helsinki.
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September 10, 2013: Adagio from the Third Symphony by Krzysztof Penderecki (79) is performed for the first time, in Prague.
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December 14, 2013: La Follia for violin by Krzysztof Penderecki (80) is performed for the first time, at Carnegie Hall, New York.
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November 9, 2014: Dies illa for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (80) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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May 3, 2015: Concertino for trumpet and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (81) is performed for the first time, in the Congresshalle, Saarbrücken.
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May 26, 2015: Domine quid multiplicati sunt for chorus by Krzysztof Penderecki (81) is performed for the first time, in Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall, New York.
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September 26, 2015: Ciaccona—In memoriam Giovanni Paolo II for six cellos by Krzysztof Penderecki (81) is performed for the first time, in the Stadthalle, Kronberg, Germany.
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October 1, 2015: Polonaise for orchestra by Kryzsztof Penderecki (81) is performed for the first time, in Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.
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December 11, 2016: String Quartet no.4 by Krzysztof Penderecki (83) is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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September 24, 2017: Symphony no.6 for baritone soloist and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki (83) to Chinese poems, is performed for the first time, in Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangzhou.