Christophe Benderetski … is one of the pillars of Polish music


Days before the music composer and conductor of the Polish Orchestra, Christophe (or Kachishtov in Polish pronunciation), Banderetsky (1933-2020) passed away. He is the dean of the great authors in his country in the twentieth century, along with his two colleagues who preceded him to leave, Lutovsky (1913 – 1994) and Goritsky (1933 – 2010).Bologna gave the great author Friedrich Chopin (1810 – 1849) in the first half of the nineteenth century, that is, at the heart of the Romantic era, but later introduced several authors, among them its prime minister after the First World War, Paderovsky (1860-1941), who was A pianist also has records of other works. After the last, the trend of avant-garde authors who adopted modernity as a method of musical composition and using new musical instruments has emerged since the middle of the last century, in terms of theories, most notably the non-denominational (and serial and twentieth) system that was born and developed in Vienna in the first decades of the twentieth century, with what It is known as the “Vienna Second School”, meaning the three authors: Schöneberg, Viburn (accidentally killed by an American soldier in his country after the end of World War II) and Berg. This trend was mainly represented by the Lutovsky, Goritsky and Banditsky trio, whose members gathered several commonalities, despite their specificities and their imprint in the composition.
Today, the third of them is leaving, leaving a large amount of work, in the various traditional classes inherited and those freed from the rules of form, whether in terms of the structure of composition and movements or in terms of musical instruments and tools used to make new sounds (such as using the whip in his famous work). The golden period of his career goes back to the sixties that witnessed the birth of his most famous works today, chief among them “a lament for the victims of Hiroshima.” The stringed orchestral work later used by Stanley Kuebruck in his famous Shining villa, restores, with sound, the image of the terrible criminal event of the American atomic attack on Japan. The sound of airplanes, sirens, bomb blasts, the torture of the victims and the dead, the chaos of destruction, the screams of the survivors and their appeals … all present in a work that the late author wanted a sincere contribution from him to perpetuate this suffering. It was in 1960/6161, and five years later, Benedertsky laid out his second famous work, entitled “Passion According to the Gospel (or Saint) of Luke”, similar to the teacher in this field, German Bach, a religious chanting work that recovers the sufferings of Christ, as evangelized by Luke (Benderitsky added other religious texts on the Biblical narration.) Although it was written by independent orchestral compositions from the room music class (quartets, quartets, two-instrument work, one instrument, etc.), lyrical works (religious or operative chanting), symphonies, and concerts, the third work that met a wider spread than the rest of the prolific Polish writer, is « Polish Requiem », which resembles many works of the same order (Mozar, Verdi, …) but carries local specificity. It is a relatively new work (written in the 1980s and revised in the 1990s) and is marked by a return to relatively classical writing (away from indifference). This return is familiar to many authors of the twentieth century, after a period of experiments that sometimes reach the point of radicalization in severing technical connections with the past. Banderetsky was against the Communist regime in his country, and this type of work is read as a kind of recording of a political position with a religious and spiritual cover.

His orchestral work, “A Legacy of Hiroshima Victims,” ​​was used by Stanley Kuebruck in his Shining villa.

On the other hand, and like most authors in history, Kushtov Benderitsky had activity in the conduct of the orchestra, and many records in this field, but he did not achieve a significant achievement in leading the work of others, while his records of his works are considered an absolute reference, and this is natural.
In 2010, his call to the “International Baalbek Festivals” was a major classic event, as it was the name of two characters: the author and the conductor of the orchestra (we mean the works of others). On the first side, we heard that he led the “Krakow Symphony Orchestra”, a work composed by Viola Concerto (transferred to the cello and orchestra). In the second, we heard Beethoven’s famous “Egmont” editorial and piano concerto No. 1 for Chopin, in homage to the piano poet on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, where his compatriot, pianist Christophe Jablonsky, performed an excellent performance, the effects of which are still present in our minds today.
As of this writing, the cause of death of the Polish author had not yet been announced. Thus, the Corona virus cannot be accused of killing him … This is unfair!


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