Sren Thomsen

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Krzysztof Penderecki: His Life&Work by Wolfram Schwinger
This book is a must-have for the die-hard Penderecki fan. Obviously it does not comment on his career post-1989, but it provides a superb commentary on his major works up til then. The biographical information is interesting, but this is not a biography of the MAN Penderecki, but simply the COMPOSER. A chronology of his life is given - birth, education, travels, performances etc. - but we learn very little of Penderecki as a person, and how he expressed himself through music. This is unfortunate and I hope one day to see a true biography of Penderecki. So, as I said, this book is primarily useful in the commentary on Penderecki's compositions. It does require some knowledge of musical… Read more