Karol Szymanowski, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Karol Szymanowski

Polish composer and pianist

Date of Birth: 06-Oct-1882

Place of Birth: Tymoshivka, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 29-Mar-1937

Profession: composer, pianist, university teacher, music pedagogue

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Karol Szymanowski

  • Karol Maciej Szymanowski (Polish pronunciation: [?kar?l ?mat???j ??ma'n?fsk?i]; 6 October 1882 ÔÇô 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 ├ëtude Op.
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  • 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.
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  • His third period was influenced by the folk music of the Polish G├│rale people, including the ballet Harnasie, the Fourth Symphony, and his sets of Mazurkas for piano.
  • Kr├│l 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. 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.

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