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.
Composing the garden has, for me, much in common with composing a musical work. In the one as in the other, what counts is the constructive imagination, the ability to think of the whole. A garden is, after all, nature mathematized, just as music is emotion mathematized. I must say, indeed, that I feel far more sure of myself as a dendrologist than as a composer.”