Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, 1963

The cover of an LP featuring three pieces – Krzysztof Penderecki’s "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" (1960), Grażyna Bacewicz’s "Music for Strings, Trumpets, and Percussion" (1958) and Artur Malawski’s "Symphonic Etude" (1948) – has been designed for Polskie Nagrania Muzyczne, the state music publisher. Zamecznik made preliminary sketches using two different procedures; in the first, he produced a study of smoke-like negative-reproduced light effects. The second procedure – probably painting prints with developer – obtained Zamecznik the image that made it to the record’s cover. The work won the Golden Chestnut at the 2nd Polish Packaging Competition (Warsaw, 1964).
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