Krzysztof Penderecki Rank
About Krzysztof Penderecki
The legendary Polish composer, Krzysztof Penderecki, became famous for his incredibly amazing works – most notably amongst them include the 1960 musical composition titled, “Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima” and the 1966 work of chorus and orchestra entitled, “St. Luke Passion”.
Other great works by the legendary composer include “Symphony No. 3”, “Polish Requiem”, “Utrenja”, and “Anaklasis”.
He left behind a wife named, Elżbieta Penderecka whom he got married to in 1965.
As an acclaimed composer, Penderecki has received numerous accolades and recognitions for his great works. Some of them include the 1964’s Commander’s Cross and the Herder Prize in 1977.
He received the Prix Italia on two occasions – the first in 1967 and the second in 1968.
He was awarded the Wolf Prize in Arts in 1987.
In 2015, Penderecki received the Per Artem ad Deum Medal.
He won several Grammy Awards, including the award for Best Contemporary Composition in 1987 and the award for Best Choral Performance in 2017.
His maiden public performance came in 1959, at the Warsaw Autumn Festival.
He has served as honorary professor for various top universities, including University of Glasgow, University of St. Petersburg, and Seoul National University.
Krzysztof Penderecki Rank
Krzysztof Penderecki's Popularity
Krzysztof Penderecki was a famous Polish composer and conductor, who was born on November 23, 1933. As a person born on this date, Krzysztof Penderecki is listed in our database as the 60th most popular celebrity for the day (November 23) and the 96th most popular for the year (1933).
People born on November 23 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Krzysztof Penderecki is the 1761st most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Krzysztof Penderecki's birthday, Krzysztof Penderecki is the 42nd most famous Polish.
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