Karol Szymanowski
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1882-10-06
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Karol Szymanowski

Karol Szymanowski Biography (Wikipedia)

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 and widely viewed as one of the greatest Polish composers.

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 people, including the ballet Harnasie, the Fourth Symphony, and his sets of Mazurkas for piano. Król Roger composed between 1918 and 1924, remains the most popular opera by Szymanowski. His other significant works include opera Hagith, Symphony No. 2, The Love Songs of Hafiz, and Stabat Mater.

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Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet No 2 Op 56
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String Quartet No 2 Op 56

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Karol Szymanowski
Stabat Mater, Op 53 (movements 2, 3 and 4)
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Stabat Mater, Op 53 (movements 2, 3 and 4)
Karol Szymanowski
Symphony No 4, Op 60 (Symphonie Concertante) (1st movement)
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Symphony No 4, Op 60 (Symphonie Concertante) (1st movement)
Karol Szymanowski
Harnasie: Tableau 1
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Harnasie: Tableau 1
Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet No 2, Op 56 (2nd movement)
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String Quartet No 2, Op 56 (2nd movement)
Karol Szymanowski
Kurpian Songs (Whip on the Horse), Op 58
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Kurpian Songs (Whip on the Horse), Op 58
Karol Szymanowski
Slopiewnie (Wanda), Op 46b
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Slopiewnie (Wanda), Op 46b
Karol Szymanowski
20 Mazurkas, Op 50 (Nos 1, 3, and 6)
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20 Mazurkas, Op 50 (Nos 1, 3, and 6)
Karol Szymanowski
Theme Varié Caprice No 24
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Theme Varié Caprice No 24
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Penthesilea, Op 18
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Penthesilea, Op 18
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Study in B minor, Op 4 No 3
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Study in B minor, Op 4 No 3
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Symphony No 3 (The Song of the Night), Op 27
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Symphony No 3 (The Song of the Night), Op 27
Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet No 1 in C major, Op 37 (1st movement)
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String Quartet No 1 in C major, Op 37 (1st movement)
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Demeter, Op 37b
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Demeter, Op 37b
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3 Masques, Op 34
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3 Masques, Op 34
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Myths, Op 30 (La fontaine d'Arethuse)
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Myths, Op 30 (La fontaine d'Arethuse)
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Symphony No 2 in B flat major, Op 19 (1st movement)
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Symphony No 2 in B flat major, Op 19 (1st movement)
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Piano Sonata No 2, Op 21
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Piano Sonata No 2, Op 21
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Concert Overture in E major, Op 12
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Concert Overture in E major, Op 12
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The Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26 (extracts)
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The Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26 (extracts)
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Mazurka, Op 50 No 11
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Mazurka, Op 50 No 11
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Songs of a Fairy Princess, Op 31 (extracts)
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Songs of a Fairy Princess, Op 31 (extracts)
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Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35
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Violin Concerto No 1, Op 35
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Métopes (l'Îsle des sirènes)
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Métopes (l'Îsle des sirènes)
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The Swan, Op 7
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The Swan, Op 7
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Study for piano, Op 4 No 2
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Study for piano, Op 4 No 2
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Etudes, Op 33
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Etudes, Op 33

Etudes, Op 33

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Jerzy Godziszewski
Karol Szymanowski
Variations on a Polish Folk theme in B minor (Op.10)
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Variations on a Polish Folk theme in B minor (Op.10)
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Piano Sonata No.2 in A major (Op.21)
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Piano Sonata No.2 in A major (Op.21)
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Penthesilea, for soprano and orchestra
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Penthesilea, for soprano and orchestra
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Etude Op.4 No.3
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Etude Op.4 No.3
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Symphony no 3, Op 27 ('Song of the Night')
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Symphony no 3, Op 27 ('Song of the Night')
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Stabat Mater, Op. 53 (6th mvt)
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Stabat Mater, Op. 53 (6th mvt)
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Polish Dances
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Polish Dances

Polish Dances

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Jerzy Godziszewski
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Fountain of Arethusa (Myths, Op 30: No 1)
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Fountain of Arethusa (Myths, Op 30: No 1)
Karol Szymanowski
Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia Concertante" Op. 60, movement 1
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Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia Concertante" Op. 60, movement 1
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Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26
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Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26
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The Fountain of Arethusa (Myths, Op 30)
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The Fountain of Arethusa (Myths, Op 30)
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Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 26
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Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 26
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Three Masques for piano, Op 34
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Three Masques for piano, Op 34
Karol Szymanowski
Etude Op 4 no 3
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Etude Op 4 no 3
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Harnasie - ballet pantomime Op.55
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Harnasie - ballet pantomime Op.55
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Concert Overture, Op 12
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Concert Overture, Op 12
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Etude Op.4 No.3 - Andante in modo d'una canzone (con dolore)
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Etude Op.4 No.3 - Andante in modo d'una canzone (con dolore)
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Mazurka, Op.50 No.3
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Mazurka, Op.50 No.3
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Mazurka, Op.50 No.4
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Mazurka, Op.50 No.4
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