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Krzysztof Penderecki

[Jan Topolski on Krzysztof Penderecki]: Shocking at the time, today it is clear that Penderecki's breakthrough work laid the foundations for what would eventually become known as 'sonorism', a compositional style typified by the focus it placed on tone and sound, and achieved through unconventional articulations, a variety of textures and colours, and a progressive, kaleidoscopic structural form.
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