- Clips (6)Latest ClipSzymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 4
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- Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 4http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01znbxr.jpg2014-05-23T12:42:00ZStephen Johnson explores music by Szymanowski and Lutoslawski.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e04ef24e-b64e-4ca5-a479-b6bc79042ff5?clipfocus=p01znbyvSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 39 mins
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 4
- Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ytjls.jpg2014-05-09T09:47:00ZDonald Macleod explores the life and work of Karol Szymanowskihttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e04ef24e-b64e-4ca5-a479-b6bc79042ff5?clipfocus=p01yslmpSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 55 mins
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
- Karol Szymanowskihttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yskm0.jpg2014-05-09T09:37:00ZDonald Macleod explores the extraordinary and exotic world of Karol Szymanowski.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e04ef24e-b64e-4ca5-a479-b6bc79042ff5?clipfocus=p01yskqhSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 52 mins
- Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sqt49.jpg2014-02-22T12:46:00ZRob Cowan compares recordings of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No.1 and makes a personal recommendationhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e04ef24e-b64e-4ca5-a479-b6bc79042ff5?clipfocus=p01sqt51Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 50 mins
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1
- Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1 - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-28T15:24:00ZListen to an excerpt from Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e04ef24e-b64e-4ca5-a479-b6bc79042ff5?clipfocus=p01p1g5gSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
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- Szymanowski: Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night' - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T13:11:00ZListen to an excerpt from Szymanowski's Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e04ef24e-b64e-4ca5-a479-b6bc79042ff5?clipfocus=p01jwmrmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
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Karol Maciej Szymanowski (6 October 1882 – 29 March 1937) was a Polish composer and pianist, the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century. He is considered a member of the late 19th-/early 20th-century modernist movement Young Poland.
The early works show the influence of the late Romantic German school as well as the early works of Alexander Scriabin, as exemplified by his Étude Op. 4 No. 3 and his first two symphonies. Later, he developed an impressionistic and partially atonal style, represented by such works as the Third Symphony and his Violin Concerto No. 1. His third period was influenced by the folk music of the Polish Górale region, including the ballet Harnasie, the Fourth Symphony, and his sets of Mazurkas for piano.
He was awarded the highest national honors, including the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and other distinctions, both Polish and foreign.