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Warsaw Autumn

Panufnik’s works began to appear in the programme of the most important Polish festival of contemporary music in 1977 – after the ban on their performances in Poland was lifted. The first work by Panufnik performed there was Universal Prayer, followed one year later by Sinfonia Sacra. In 1990, Panufnik accepted an invitation from the organizers and was a guest of honour at the festival's 33rd edition. Its programme featured performances of 11 of his compositions. This was the composer’s first and last visit to Poland since his departure in 1954.