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Panufnik

Sir Andrzej . 1914--91, British composer and conductor, born in Poland. His works include nine symphonies, the cantata Winter Solstice (1972), Polish folk-song settings, and ballet music
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Its cover bears an endearing photograph of the Hungarian Solti and the Polish Panufnik deep in conversation over a conducting score.
A Last year I was heavily involved in centenary celebrations for Anglo-Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik.
A few such examples would include Ernest Schelling, Salvatore Martirano, Ernst Levy, Ronn Yedidia, Roxanna Panufnik, Osvaldo Golijov, Oldrich Korte, Nikolai Roslavets, Radames Gnattali, Alexei Stanchinsky, Pancho Vladigerov, Alberic Magnard, Earl Wild, and Alexis Weissenberg.
Other highlights earlier in the new CBSO season include a concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik on September 24; and Nelsons conducting Richard Strauss and Brahms in October.
As news from the Ukraine grew increasingly disturbing, there was a certain irony that Russia's leading conductor, Valery Gergiev, took to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to conduct the World Orchestra for Peace, including the European premiere of a composition by Panufnik called Three Paths to Peace.
The Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik (an acquired taste, but with a nevertheless committed following) began his Violin Concerto - dedicated to Yehudi Menuhin - by writing the virtuosic last movement first.
Hence today we have extensive collections of manuscripts of works by Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Seiber, Tippett, Britten, Panufnik, Maxwell Davies, Thea Musgrave, and many more.
The Orchestra Of The Swan is a major champion of new music and has previously commissioned work from Joe Cutler, Tansy Davies, Alexander Goehr, John Joubert, Joanna Lee, Roxanna Panufnik, Paul Patterson, Joseph Phibbs, Julian Philips, Dobrinka Tabakova, Param Vir, Errollyn Wallen, Shu Wang, John Woolrich and many others.
The Maggini Quartet is also committed to new music which has led to important commissions including James MacMillan's Second Quartet, Robert Simpson's Cello Quintet (his last work) and works by Eleanor Alberga and Roxanna Panufnik.
This has already borne fruit through highly successful premieres of pieces by Roxanna Panufnik and Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and continues on November 4 as part of the 2008 celebrations.
Investigators believe Mr Panufnik lost control of his Nissan Primera on a bend on the B1283 road between Haswell Plough and Sherburn Hill, east of Durham, and ploughed head-on into an oncoming Toyota Lucida, as he drove from the factory in Peterlee where he worked towards his home in Belmont, Durham.