We’re receiving confirmation from Poland of the death of Wojciech Kilar at the age of 81.
Kilar wrote music for more than 130 films, most notably for Polanski’s The Pianist, Coppola’s Dracula, Jane Campion’sPortrait of a Lady and Andrzej Wajda’s Promised Land. Born in Lviv (now Ukraine) on 17 July 1932, he settled in Katowice in 1948 and became a leader of the new Polish wave. He never ceased composing works for concert performance, leaving five symphonies, two piano concertos and much choral music.
He was married to the pianist Barbara Pomianowska.