It took Panufnik a long time to settle in his adoptive homeland. To start with, he rented an apartment in London; this was followed by two years in Birmingham, and then the composer rented for short periods houses in the English provincial towns, Addenbury and Dockenfield. His situation changed dramatically when he married Camilla Jessel. The house in Twickenham near London, received as a wedding present from his parents-in-law, became the composer’s home for the rest of his life. This was the place where he composed his most important works, and the magnificent London concert halls – the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall and the Barbican Centre – came to resound frequently to the music of the Polish composer.

Londyn 1954 In the late 1980s