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The Wandering Years

Following the death of his father in 1904, Szymanowski spent seven years travelling through Europe and North Africa. These experiences directly affected the course his music would take, ranging from immersion in German culture to Sicilian sun and Persian poetry. Presented by Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Karol Szymanowski

    4 Studies Op.4 for piano

    Performer: Dennis LEE - Piano

    • Hyperion.
    • CDH55081.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Labedz [The swan] Op.7 for voice and piano

    Performer: Anna RADZIEJEWSKA - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Mariusz RUTKOWSKI - Piano

    • Dux.
    • 0621.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Symphony no. 2 in B flat major Op.19

    Conductor: Antoni WIT Performer: Warsaw Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Naxos.
    • 8557981.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Piesni milosne Hafiza [Love-songs of Hafiz] Op.26 for voice and orchestra [incl. Op.24`1,4

    Conductor: Karol STRYJA Performer: Ryszard MINKIEWICZ - Tenor Performer: Polish State Philharmonic Orch Katowice

    • Naxos.
    • 8553688.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    3 Masques Op.34 for piano

    Performer: Dennis LEE - Piano

    • Hyperion.
    • CDH55081.

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