Polish composer and conductor, Krzysztof Penderecki died on Sunday at the age of 86.
Poland’s Ministry of Culture took to twitter, “After a long and serious illness, Krzysztof Penderecki – one of the greatest Polish musicians, a world authority in the field of classical music died.”
Penderecki won four Grammy awards for his music, most recently for best choral performance in 2016. He was known for his film scores, including for William Friedkin’s The Exorcist, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, for his Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and the largely atonal St Luke’s Passion.
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