Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

Kosmogonia (1970)

for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1970
    • Duration : 20 mn
    • Editor : Schott, nº ED 6324
    • Commission: Secrétaire Général de l'ONU, pour les 25 ans de l'Organisation
Detailed formation
  • solistes : 1 solo soprano, 1 solo tenor, 1 solo bass voice
  • mixed choir
  • 4 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 4 oboes, 3 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, 1 baritone saxophone, 3 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 4 percussionists, 1 electric bass, 1 harp, 1 piano, 1 celesta, 1 pump organ, 1 organ, 24 violins, 8 violas, 8 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 24 October 1970
    Location :

    ONU, New York


    Performers :

    Joanna Neal : soprano, Robert Nagy : ténor, Bernard Ladysz : basse, Rutgers University Choir, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, direction : Zubin Mehta.