Krzysztof Penderecki – 80th Birthday Gala Concert

A birthday gala for Poland’s best-known living composer: International stars celebrated the 80th anniversary of Krzysztof Penderecki in 2013 with a special gala with himself in attendance. Outstanding artists such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit and Polish musicians honored Penderecki with a concert presenting a unique selection of his works at the Teatre Wielki in Warsaw.

The brilliant Mutter, who regularly collaborates with the jubilee, congratulated with the “Duo Concertante” along with bassist Roman Patkolo, and Gergiev directed his moving “Credo” for choir and orchestra.

Krzysztof Penderecki
Threnody – To the Victims of Hiroshima
Duo Concertante for Violin and Double Bass
Concerto grosso for three Cellos and Orchestra

Sinfonia Varsovia
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Polish National Opera Choir

Iwona Hossa   Soprano
Ewa Vesin   Mezzo-soprano
Ekaterina Semenchuk   Mezzo-soprano
Rafał Bartmiński   Tenor
Nikolay Didenko   Bass

Valery Gergiev
Krzysztof Urbański
Charles Dutoit
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Roman Patkolo
Daniel Müller-Schott
Arto Noras
Ivan Monighetti


Year of production:2013
Recording Date:21.11. – 23.11.2013
Status:in production
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Co-Production Company:TVP
Director:Michael Beyer