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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining strikes its terrifying tone with help from the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose music underscores several of its tensest scenes.

November 23, 2013 NPR's Arun Rath says the music that made The Shining so scary was shaped by real-life horror.

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In Penderecki's music there is a struggle between melody and dissonance.

November 23, 2013 Discover the great Polish composer's haunting, viscerally dramatic music in a Penderecki primer.

Jonny Greenwood, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra conductor Marek Mos and Krzysztof Penderecki, on stage after a 2011 concert.

March 4, 2012 Hear the music Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood wrote in response to one of his own favorite composers.

Regina Spektor (upper left), Kishi Bashi (right) and Mind Spiders (bottom).

February 28, 2012 Hear our latest mix, featuring music from Spektor's upcoming album.

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Penderecki: Piano Concerto 'Resurrection'; Flute Concerto

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  • Album: Penderecki: Piano Concerto 'Resurrection'; Flute Concerto
  • Artist: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2013
 

Krzysztof Penderecki: A Polish Requiem

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  • Album: Krzysztof Penderecki: A Polish Requiem
  • Artist: Antoni Wit
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2004
 

Penderecki: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

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  • Album: Penderecki: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
  • Artist: Krzysztof Penderecki
  • Label: Dux Records
  • Released: 2013
 

Krzysztof Penderecki: St Luke Passion

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  • Album: Krzysztof Penderecki: St Luke Passion
  • Artist: Antoni Wit
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2004