The legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki devoted his spare time to nurturing his remarkable garden in Lusławice, Poland. Here we combine his two greatest passions – music and flora – celebrating his life, compositions and inspirations through a virtual garden, which will grow along with his legacy. Enter Penderecki’s Garden... and watch it bloom.
Penderecki's Garden is a virtual space inviting you to explore the great Polish composer’s achievements from diverse and complementary perspectives.
Through the garden’s layout, based on Penderecki’s non-musical life achievement - Lusławice Garden, its architectural structures and vegetation - we present insight into the life of the composer alongside compositions, inspirations and poems.
We want to celebrate the story of Penderecki,
revealing who he was and building his legacy.
Enter the Garden and watch it grow.
Symphony No. 8 mainly grew out of my fascination with Polish and German poetry (…) I admit this composition is in a way associated with the trees that surround our house in Lusławice. Browsing through books, I came across splendid texts by German poets, dedicated to trees, among others. It was then that I decided to write my cycle Songs of Transience.