Penderecki is forced to deny Communist spy activitymain
Lawyers for the distinguished Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki have issued a statement in response to a website report that the musician had been ‘used operationally’ on ‘frequent trips abroad’ by the Communist state intelligence services. The website claimed to have obtained secret files to this effect.
Penderecki, in a statement to the Polish news agency, PAP, said he had no knowledge of any such documents.
‘I have never been a collaborator of the Security Services,’ he stated categorically.