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O.V. Sobakina In Search of Harmony: the Works by Andrzej Panufnik

Published in journal "PHILHARMONICA. International Music Journal", 2014-2 in rubric "Classical and modern harmony", pages 309-316.

Resume: Andrzej Panufnik belongs to those composers, who were able to create their own musical language and technique of composing. The life way of prominent composer in postwar Poland and well-known conductor in Europe was dramatic: then he emigrated in England in 1954, his music turned out to be performed in the countries of the Eastern Europe. Thats why in Russia during decennials till now he didnt share the fame, which the other Polish composers received. After some break in composing he realized in his works ideas, which were the most exiting for him and revealing the interaction between musical mentality, geometric schemes and nature phenomena. The features of Panufnik works consist in consequent development of traditions of the European music; using such traditional genres as symphony, concerto, overture, he interpreted them anew and created the new forms of musical structures. Differing in their individual construction of the forms, Panufnik symphonies are penetrated through really symphonic dramaturgy that emphasizes their attribution to classical symphonic traditions. In spite of pure originality and boldness of experiments, the works by Panufnik never lose the relationship with the Polish traditions and culture, which are revealed in the subjects of his music and also in the accordance of abstract perfection with the richness of emotional content. All this give us evidences of rare composer creative talent and explains the incontestable interest to his music.
In the Russian musicology the works by Panufnik had no analyzed with the exception of some articles of the author.

Keywords: the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Union of Polish Composers, the Warsaw conservatoire, Leopold Stokowski, the 20th century, the Polish music, symphony works, Andrzej Panufnik, composers mentality, techniques of composing

DOI: 10.7256/1339-4002.2014.2.13285

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