Pendercki's Violin Concerto No. 2, "Metamorphosen", was commissioned and premiered by Anne-Sophie Mutter. This work was composed between 1992 and 1995. Consisting of one long movement (roughly 38 minutes in length) its varying sections cycle though passages of great beauty which culminate in a delicate and lyrical summation by the solo violin. For anyone frightened off by "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima", please listen to the recording of this work by Mutter.