Polish Composers

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A very interesting biography of Zygmunt Stojowski (1870-1946) is here:

http://www.usc.edu/dept/polish_music/PM ... owski.html

Works:

Opus 1: Deux pensées musicales pour piano (1889)

* No.1 Mélodie
* No.2 Prélude

Opus 2: Deux caprices-études pour piano (1889)

* No.1 Fileuse
* No.2 Toccatina

Opus 3: Piano Concerto in F-sharp Minor (1890)

Opus 4: Trois intermèdes pour piano (1891)

* No. 1 in G Major
* No. 2 in E Minor
* No. 3 in B-flat Major

Opus 5: Quatre morceaux (1894)

* No.1 Berceuse
* No.2 Scherzo
* No.3 Gondoliera
* No.4 Mazurka

Opus 6: Variations et Fugue pour deux violons, alto et violoncelle (1891)

Opus 8: Trois morceaux pour piano (1891)

* No.1 Légende
* No.2 Mazurka
* No.3 Serenade

Opus 9: Suite in E-flat Major for orchestra (1891)

Opus 10: Deux orientales for piano (1894)

* No.1 Romance
* No.2 Caprice

Opus 11: Piec Piesni / Cinq mélodies (1895)

* No. 1. Letni wieczór - Soir d'eté
* No. 2. Wedrowalo sobie slonko - Le Soleil emplit la voute
* No. 3. Nie bede cie rwala - Pourquoi te cueillir
* No. 4. Ach, jak mi smutno - Pleure mon âme
* No. 5. Siedzi ptaszek na drzewie - Sur le branche l'oiseau

Opus 12: Danses humoresques pour piano (1893)

* No.1 Polonaise
* No.2 Valse
* No.3 Mazurka
* No.4 Cracovienne
* No.5 Mazurka
* No.6 Cosaque Fantastique

Opus 13: Sonata in G Major for piano and violin (1893)

Opus 14: Dumka (c. 1910)

Opus 15: Trois morceaux pour piano (1896)

* No.1 Rêverie
* No.2 Intermezzo-Mazurka
* No.3 Au Soir

Opus 16: Deux caprices pour piano (1898)

Opus 17(18): Sonata in A Major for piano and cello (September - October 1895)

Opus 19: Cinq miniatures pour piano (1900)

* No. 1 Feuillet d'Album
* No. 2 Moment musical
* No. 3 Arabesque
* No. 4 Barcarolle
* No.5 Mazurka

Opus 20: Romance for violin and orchestra (1901)

Opus 21: Symphony in D Minor (1898)

Opus 22: Concerto in G Minor for violin and orchestra (1899?)

Opus 23: Rhapsodie symphonique pour piano et orchestre (1900)

Opus 24: Polnische Idyllen für das Pianoforte / Polish Idylls for Piano (1901)

* No. 1 Einsamleit - Solitude
* No. 2 Auf zur Ernte - L'appel de moissoneurs
* No. 3 Dorfcoquette - Coquette de Village - The Village Flirt
* No. 4 Tanz-Vision - Vision de danse - Vision of the Dance
* No. 5 Fest-Nachklänge - Souvenirs de fête

Opus 25: Romantische Stücke für das Pianoforte (1902)

* No.1 Geständniss - Confidence
* No. 2 En valsant
* No. 3 Idylle
* No. 4 Baracole
* No. 5 Frülingserwachen - Spring's Awakening

Opus 26: Quatre morceaux pour piano / Vier Stücke (1903)

* No.1 Mélodie
* No.2 In tempo di Minuetto
* No.3 Chant d'amour
* No.4 Thème cracovien varié

Opus 27: Fantaisie for trombone and piano (1905)

Opus 28: Two Mazurkas for piano (1908)

* No.1 Mazurka fantastique
* No.2 Mazurka brillante

Opus 29: Auf Sturm und Stille for piano (190-)

* No. 1 Ballade - Adele Aus der Ohe
* No. 2 Aufschwung - Essor
* No. 3 Zwielicht - Crépuscule - Twilight
* No. 4 Capriccio
* No. 5 Serenade
* No. 6 Valse - Impromtu

Opus 30: Trois esquisses pour piano (1908)

* No.1 Amourette de Pierrot
* No.2 Feuilles mortes / Autumn Leaves
* No.3 Prcs du ruisseau / By the Brookside

Opus 31: Concertstüke in D Major for cello and orchestra (1915)

Opus 32: Prologue, Scherzo & Variations (Concerto No. 2 in A-flat Major for piano and orchestra) [summers of 1909 & 1910 at Chamonix]

Opus 33: Six Songs for voice and piano - Euphonies (1911)

* No. 1 Où va ton rêve? - Where is Thy Dream?
* No. 2 Parle de grâce! - Speak Once Again
* No. 3 Si tu étais un lac insondable - Wert Thou the Lake
* No. 4 Comme un luth sonore, ô brise- On My Heart, Ye Wandr'ing Breezes
* No. 5. Adieu - Farewell
* No. 6. Invocation - Cloudless, Ye Skies

Opus 34?

Opus 35: Trois études de concert pour piano (1912)

* No. 1 C Major
* No. 2 F-sharp Major
* No. 3 A Minor

Opus 36: Poème d'été [Quatre morceaux pour piano] (1910?)

* No.1 Rêves / Dreams
* No.2 Rayons et reflets / Rays & Reflections
* No.3 Fleurettes / Flowerets
* No.4 Bruissements / Forest Breezes

Opus 37: Sonata No. 2 in E Major for piano and violin (July 23, 1911)

Opus 38: Fantaisie pour piano (1911)

Opus 39: Aspirations. Poèmes pour piano (1914)

* No.1 Vers l'azur (prélude) - Mehr Licht (Goethe)
* No.2 Vers la tombe (élégie)
* No.3 Vers la caprice (intermcde)
* No.4 Vers l'amour (romance)
* No.5 Vers la joie (rhapsodie)

Opus 40: A Prayer for Poland, Cantata for soprano and bass, mixed chorus, orchestra & organ (Summer 1915, Cragsmoor, NY)

Opus 41: [Two pieces for piano] (1922 & 1933)

*No. 1 Intermède lyrique pour piano (1922)
*No. 2 Scherzo-Caprice pour piano (1933)

Opus 42: Variations et fugue sur un thème original pour piano (1923)

Opus 43, No. 1 Romance for piano (1941?)



Published Works Without Opus Numbers

B. Works for Piano

# Cadenza for Beethoven's Concerto No. 3 in C minor

# Deux Feuillets d' Album

# Dumka (1945)

# Sigismond Stojowski Album, edited by Alec Rowley; Schott & Co., London: 1932
Preface: "Those who value beauty will find herein a treasury of delight." An anthology that contains: 1. Mélodie, 2. Intermède, 3. Berceuse, 4. Gondoliera, 5. Rêverie

# Lullaby / Cradle Song (1941)

# Twelve Exercises for Strengthening the 3rd, 4th and 5th Fingers


Unpublished Works (piano) in Manuscript

# Caprice-Étude pour le piano, 4 pages, May 3, 1888; copy at USC

# Fugue de concours: Fugue du ton à quatre parties, 8 pages, Paris: July 25, 1889.

# Piano Concerto No. 3 in F Minor (mentioned in Groves, 1937); Concerto pour piano avec accompagnement d'orchestre. 68 pages, missing pages 31-32

# Piano Quartet 4 pages

# Six Musical Notebooks, the sixth of which has the following juvenilia works. They are presented in the order as found in the manuscript:

# Feuille d'Album, for piano (Andantino quasi allegretto, A-flat Major), August 1884

# [Theme and (13) Variations] (Theme: Grave, G Major), February 1885

# Trois morceaux en miniature, for piano,

# Composed in Cracow in May 1885 Petite marche (B-flat Major)
# Petite Barcarolle (F-sharp Major)
# Petit Scherzo (E-flat Major)

# Caprice, for piano (Allegro con fuoco - D Major), Cracow: September 1886

# Phantaisie for piano (Andante sostenuto), Cracow: June 1886

# The Chopin Mazurkas edited by Zygmunt Stojowski

This is the last project the composer completed before his death in 1946. Each mazurka, which contained the artist's fingerings and pedaling, was also accompanied with a lengthy (over 50 single-spaced typewritten pages) commentary and analysis: ZLSC. In 1970, one of the Stojowski-edited mazurkas with commentary appeared in the American magazine Clavier, commemorating the centennial of Stojowski's birth.


For a complete list of works, including publishers, notes, and recordings:

http://www.usc.edu/dept/polish_music/PM ... works.html

Stojowski on Paderewski:

http://www.usc.edu/dept/polish_music/PM ... owski.html

Stojowski: A Master Lesson on Chopin's First Impromptu:

http://www.usc.edu/dept/polish_music/PM ... hopin.html

Stojowski's scores at IMSLP

http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Stojowski,_Sigismond

At Sibley:

https://urresearch.rochester.edu/filter ... ctionId=63

Jonathan Plowright playing Deux pensées musicales, Op.1 No.1 Mélodie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSrAWy4yfYU

Deux pensées musicales, Op.1 No.2 Prélude:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vFLs01J ... re=related

Paderewski's first encore was always Stojowski's Chant d'amour from Quatre morceaux pour piano, Op.26 No.3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzWJLPib ... re=related


Does anyone have the score for Deux pensées musicales, Op.1 No.2 Prélude?

Thanks very much.


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Great job, Jeremy!
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I have an almost complete collection of Stojowski and will be posting a fair amount at some stage in the not too distant future. Just be patient for a little longer. :D

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I've been studying Alexandre Tansman's early piano works and I was wondering if someone could help me with an excruciatingly minor detail from his first sonatine (1923). On the second page, there's a 1/4 measure with a triple grace note leading into the F#. I'm confused about the lower two grace notes because my copy of the score is unclear. If anyone's got a clean copy of this work, let me know what notes those are. Sorry to bug you folks with minutiae.
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caostotale wrote:I've been studying Alexandre Tansman's early piano works and I was wondering if someone could help me with an excruciatingly minor detail from his first sonatine (1923). On the second page, there's a 1/4 measure with a triple grace note leading into the F#. I'm confused about the lower two grace notes because my copy of the score is unclear. If anyone's got a clean copy of this work, let me know what notes those are. Sorry to bug you folks with minutiae.
I had that copy too, now binned; but I also had an alternative, which is very slightly easier to read, but still not perfectly clear: a B, C double-sharp and G perhaps?
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nobody mentions Szeligowski's Marvelous Piano Concerto?
Written in the neo classical style which he mastered. Shows an impressive handling of the form. Quite virtuosic.

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Does anyone have the original Augener edition of Scharwenka's Op. 48 Theme and Variations, which contains 19 variations, instead of the later Peters edition which has been floating around, which contains only 12 variations?
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caostotale wrote:On the second page, there's a 1/4 measure with a triple grace note leading into the F#. I'm confused about the lower two grace notes because my copy of the score is unclear. .
I have the origional Salabert edition. Not printed as clear as I would like it - but the two grace notes are definitely b natural and c sharp!
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alfor wrote:
caostotale wrote:On the second page, there's a 1/4 measure with a triple grace note leading into the F#. I'm confused about the lower two grace notes because my copy of the score is unclear. .
I have the origional Salabert edition. Not printed as clear as I would like it - but the two grace notes are definitely b natural and c sharp!
Thanks, Rob and Alfor. I took a glance at a copy of the Salabert edition while I was at the library today and, even in a flawlessly clean edition, it's just as unclear. I was certain of the C# after listening to a recording. The lowest note had me wavering between B natural and B# (which Tansman is wont to use when C#s are around), which leads me to wonder why, if the B is natural, why bother using an accidental? I appreciate your help on this minor detail.
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alfor wrote:...I have the original Salabert edition. Not printed as clear as I would like it...
Do Salabert specialise in the most awful printing one can find? We need a thread somewhere for awful publishers (I have several in mind!!!). I've been struggling with the printing in the vocal score of Poulenc's Gloria (this Friday & Saturday on the South Bank). Sight-reading at speed at the first rehearsal was NOT an option! The spaces between the lines of each stave vary so much and the notes are so small that you have to squint sometimes to see whether the note is on a line or in a space. Having a magnifying glass at rehearsals usually helps!!!! :lol:
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