Andrzej Panufnik

Composer

1914 – 1991

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Who was Andrzej Panufnik?

Sir Andrzej Panufnik was a Polish composer and conductor. He became established as one of the leading Polish composers, and as a conductor he was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Warsaw Philharmonic orchestra after World War II. After his increasing frustration with the extra-musical demands made on him by the country's regime, he defected to the United Kingdom in 1954. He briefly became chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a post he relinquished after two years to devote all his time to composition.

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Born
Sep 24, 1914
Warsaw
Also known as
  • Panufnik, Andrzej
Children
Nationality
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw
Died
Oct 27, 1991

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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