On This Day (January 9)…Penderecki’s Seventh Premieres

Krzysztof Penderecki's Seventh Symphony, subtitled "Seven Gates of Jerusalem", premiered in Jerusalem on this day in 1997. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaGqGEr2-dE This piece was commissioned for the celebrations of the third millennium of Jerusalem and is named for the city's seven gates (with an eighth gate reserved for the return of the Messiah according to Jewish tradition). Interestingly, … Continue reading On This Day (January 9)…Penderecki’s Seventh Premieres