Mar 30, 2020
By Andy Johnson
An award winning Polish conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers has died.
Krzysztof Penderscki died yesterday at his home in Krakow following a long illness.
One of his more noted pieces was “”The Awakening” which he wrote for the 1980 film “The Shining.” It was described as the scariest music in the movie.
A statement called him a “Great Pole, an outstanding creator and a humanist” who was one of the world’s best appreciated Polish composers.
Krzysztof Penderscki was 86.