ACCLAIMED POLISH CONDUCTOR/COMPOSER DIES

Mar 30, 2020

By Andy Johnson

Share on

An award winning Polish conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers has died.

Krzysztof Penderscki died yesterday at his home in Krakow following a long illness.

One of his more noted pieces was “”The Awakening” which he wrote for the 1980 film “The Shining.”  It was described as  the scariest music in the movie.

A statement called him a “Great Pole, an outstanding creator and a humanist” who was one of the world’s best appreciated Polish composers.

Krzysztof Penderscki was 86.

Join Our Fan Club
Coverage Area
Downtown Toronto
96.7FM
Toronto HD
96.3 HD-2
Kingston to Windsor, Parry Sound to Pittsburgh
AM740
ZoomerRadio Logo

Recently Played: