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Poland

Homeland. Despite accepting British citizenship, Panufnik remained a Polish composer till the end of his life. The works he composed as an émigré are full of references to Poland – in their titles and dedications, and also in their music, often imbued with a typically Polish atmosphere. Panufnik’s love for Poland was undoubtedly strengthened by his yearning for it, which is why the visit in 1990 to his now free homeland was so important to him (see entry above for Great Britain).