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Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

WARSAW Poland’s Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the tour’s most celebrated composers, past away on Sunday at the age of 86, said state-controlled news firm PAP.

“After a long and serious illness, Krzysztof Penderecki – one of the greatest Polish musicians, a world authority in the field of classical music died, ” Poland’s Ministry of Culture said within a tweet.

Penderecki was noted for his picture scores, as well as for William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist”, Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and David Lynch’s “Wild on Heart”, for his Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and the largely atonal St Luke’s Passion.

He won four Grammy awards for his music, most recently for best choral performance in 2016.