Penderecki, Krzysztof (b. 1933)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Kurian, G. T. 2011. Penderecki, Krzysztof (b. 1933). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Avant garde Polish composer whose atonal, serial, and electronic music explored the frontiers of liturgical music with special dramatic effects such as tone clusters, instrumental and vocal glissandi, percussive devices, and instrumental techniques such as sul ponticello (in which a stringed instrument is bowed near the bridge).
- penderecki, krzysztof (b. 1933);
- sul ponticello;
- the psalms of David, chorus and percussion;
- penderecki, example of “sonorism”