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The funeral of Krzysztof Penderecki 1933 -2020 - The passing of a world musical era - Kraków, Poland 29 March 2022

In the face of human mortality this melancholy event is yet the sublime creation of immortality through music …. the creative reverse of the human coin of war, his music a profound expression of suffering, the cruel displacement of populations and the senseless destruction that we are once again lamentably immersed within …. the inevitable human condition .... Today the much delayed funeral of the great Polish composer takes place with a Holy Mass from the Church of St. Peter and Paul in K raków together with  ceremonies in the Basilica of St. Florian.  Polish National Radio 2 (Dwojka) has a special broadcast of his music from CET 09.30 this morning which you can access online: and the State Funeral will be on Facebook : As he joins the grand pantheon of Chopin, Szymanowski, Paderewski and Lutoslawski, the most fitting tribute I can pay to this Polish musical