Wojciech Kilar

Wojciech Kilar

Birth
L'viv, L'vivs'ka, Ukraine
Death 29 Dec 2013 (aged 81)
Katowice, Śląskie, Poland
Burial Katowice, Miasto Katowice, Śląskie, Poland
Memorial ID 122366370 · View Source
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Polish Pianist, Classical and Film Music Composer. Influenced at first by Szymanowski, Stravinsky and Prokofiev, Kilar went on to make use of serial techniques, often in conjunction with more traditional forms and techniques, developing over the years his own neo-tonal musical language. He was influenced by the music of Poland and by his religious beliefs, the former heard, for example, in Krzesany, which draws inspiration from the Polish mountains, and the latter in works such as Angelus and Bogurodzica (‘Mother of God'). He wrote the music for over 150 films and he enjoyed a national reputation long before commissions came from abroad. These last included Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, Roman Polanski's Death and the Maiden and The Ninth Gate, and Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wojciech Kilar (17 Jul 1932–29 Dec 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122366370, citing Katowice Sienkiewicza Street Cemetery, Katowice, Miasto Katowice, Śląskie, Poland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .