Symphony No. 8 (Penderecki)
The Symphony No. 8 "Lieder der Vergänglichkeit" (Songs of Transience) by Krzysztof Penderecki is a choral symphony in twelve relatively short movements set to nineteenth and early twentieth-century German poems. The work was completed and premiered in 2005. The symphony has an approximate duration of 35 minutes. Penderecki revised the symphony in 2008 by adding a few more poem settings and the piece has expanded to around 50 minutes.
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