After the October Revolution of 1917, Szymanowski returned to Warsaw, now the capital city of an independent Poland, but he struggled to find a place in the nation's regeneration.
The October Revolution of 1917 resulted in the destruction of Szymanowski's family estate in the Ukraine. Returning to Warsaw, now the capital city of a newly independent Poland, Szymanowski struggled to find a place for himself in the nation's regeneration. Feeling undervalued, he looked to the international community to disseminate his music. Presented by Donald Macleod.