About Andrzej Panufnik

About Andrzej Panufnik

Sir Andrzej Panufnik (September 24, 1914 – October 27, 1991) was a Polish composer, pianist, conductor and pedagogue. He became established as one of the leading Polish composers, and as a conductor he was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Warsaw Philharmonic orchestra after World War II. After his increasing frustration with the extra-musical demands made on him by the country's regime, he defected to England in 1954. He briefly became chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Read more on Last.fm

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