Alphabet - Andrzej Panufnik

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Harmony in family life and harmonious development of his oeuvre – Panufnik managed to achieve both as a mature man thanks to his marriage to Camilla Jessel. Harmony is also the title of a work dedicated to his wife on their 25th wedding anniversary and reflecting the harmony of the Panufniks’ family life. It is also a very important element of the composer’s music – despite a lack of clear references to the tonal system, it brings warmth and a kind of nostalgia achieved thanks to the simultaneous use of major-minor chords.