2020-03-29 – 15:00 h
The Polish composer and orchestra conductor Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki, died today, Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Krakow (Poland) at the age of 86, after a long and serious illness.
Known for his particular compositional style, and for his famous atonal works, he has been considered one of the greatest contemporary composers of the 20th century.
In the world of cinema, Penderecki was the author of the innovative soundtrack of ‘The manuscript found in Zaragoza / Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie’ (1964, dir. Wojciech Jerzy Has), also seeing how some of his works, not originally composed for the big screen, were used in movies such as ‘The Shining’ (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick) or ‘The Exorcist’ (1973, dir. William Friedkin).