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
Excerpts from Nine Preludes, Op 1 [Preludes nos 2, 5 & 7]
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Excerpts from Nine Preludes, Op 1 [Preludes nos 2, 5 & 7]

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Karol Szymanowski
Penthesilea, for soprano and orchestra
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Penthesilea, for soprano and orchestra
Karol Szymanowski
Etude Op.4 No.3
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Etude Op.4 No.3
Karol Szymanowski
Symphony no 3, Op 27 ('Song of the Night')
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Symphony no 3, Op 27 ('Song of the Night')
Karol Szymanowski
Stabat Mater, Op. 53 (6th mvt)
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Stabat Mater, Op. 53 (6th mvt)
Karol Szymanowski
Polish Dances
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Polish Dances

Polish Dances

Performer
Jerzy Godziszewski
Karol Szymanowski
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
Karol Szymanowski
Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26
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Love Songs of Hafiz, Op 26
Karol Szymanowski
The Fountain of Arethusa (Myths, Op 30)
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The Fountain of Arethusa (Myths, Op 30)
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)
Karol Szymanowski
Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 26
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Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 26
Karol Szymanowski
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
Karol Szymanowski
Harnasie - ballet pantomime Op.55
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Harnasie - ballet pantomime Op.55
Karol Szymanowski
Concert Overture, Op 12
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Concert Overture, Op 12
Karol Szymanowski
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)
Karol Szymanowski
Mazurka, Op.50 No.3
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Mazurka, Op.50 No.3
Karol Szymanowski
Mazurka, Op.50 No.4
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Mazurka, Op.50 No.4
Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet No 1 in C major, Op 37
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String Quartet No 1 in C major, Op 37
Karol Szymanowski
Harnasie Op.55 - Tableau 2 - Napad harnasiow - Taniec
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Harnasie Op.55 - Tableau 2 - Napad harnasiow - Taniec
Karol Szymanowski
Christe, cum sit hic exire (Stabat mater)
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Christe, cum sit hic exire (Stabat mater)
Karol Szymanowski
Violin Concerto No.1
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Violin Concerto No.1
Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet no 1 in C major, Op 37
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String Quartet no 1 in C major, Op 37
Karol Szymanowski
Prelude and fugue in C sharp minor
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Prelude and fugue in C sharp minor
Karol Szymanowski
Mazurka no.12
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Mazurka no.12
Karol Szymanowski
Stabat Mater - 6th movement Chrystus niech mi...
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Stabat Mater - 6th movement Chrystus niech mi...
Karol Szymanowski
Three Paganini Caprices (No1)
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Three Paganini Caprices (No1)
Karol Szymanowski
Chant De Roxane
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Chant De Roxane
Karol Szymanowski
The Fountain of Arethusa (Myths, Op 30, No 1)
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The Fountain of Arethusa (Myths, Op 30, No 1)
Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet No 2 Op 56
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String Quartet No 2 Op 56
Karol Szymanowski
Chant de Roxane
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Chant de Roxane

Chant de Roxane

Performer
Jennifer Pike
Peter Lonov
Music Arranger
Jody Kochansky
Karol Szymanowski
Harnasie - ballet pantomime Op.55
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Harnasie - ballet pantomime Op.55
Karol Szymanowski
Prelude in D flat, Op 1 no 3
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Prelude in D flat, Op 1 no 3
Karol Szymanowski
Piano Sonata no 3, Op 36
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Piano Sonata no 3, Op 36
Karol Szymanowski
Polonaise from 'Four Polish Dances'
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Polonaise from 'Four Polish Dances'
Karol Szymanowski
Etude in B flat minor, Op 43 no 3
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Etude in B flat minor, Op 43 no 3
Karol Szymanowski
Two Mazurkas, Op 62
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Two Mazurkas, Op 62
Karol Szymanowski
Excerpts from Nine Preludes, Op 1 [Preludes nos 2, 5 & 7]
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Excerpts from Nine Preludes, Op 1 [Preludes nos 2, 5 & 7]
Karol Szymanowski
Symphony No.3 Op.27 The Song of the Night
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Symphony No.3 Op.27 The Song of the Night
Karol Szymanowski
Sheherazade - no.1 of 'Masques' for piano, Op 34
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Sheherazade - no.1 of 'Masques' for piano, Op 34
Karol Szymanowski
6 Piesni kurpiowskie [6 Kurpian songs] for chorus [1929]
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6 Piesni kurpiowskie [6 Kurpian songs] for chorus [1929]
Karol Szymanowski
Mazurka Op 50 no 17
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Mazurka Op 50 no 17

Mazurka Op 50 no 17

Performer
Anna Szalucka
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Karol Szymanowski
Stabat mater Op.53 for soloists, chorus and orchestra
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Stabat mater Op.53 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Stabat mater Op.53 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Singer
Ewa Vesin
Edyta Kulczak
Jaroslaw Brek
Choir
National Forum of Music Chorus
Polish National Youth Chorus
Orchestra
National Forum of Music Symphony Orchestra
Karol Szymanowski
Preludes for piano, Op.1
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Preludes for piano, Op.1

Preludes for piano, Op.1

Performer
Jerzy Godziszewski
Karol Szymanowski
Concert Overture in E major, Op 12
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Concert Overture in E major, Op 12
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