Polish Composers

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by hwn » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:40 pm

Has anyone score of Dobrzyński's Souvenir de Dresde op.47?

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by Scriabinoff » Fri May 27, 2016 2:09 pm

Scriabinoff wrote:there has been a few (I think 3 so far) of his works uploaded so far. We must try to get some more!!

Mikuli, Karol (Narcyz) [Miculi, Carol (Carl)]
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(b Czernowitz [now Chernovtsy], 20 Oct 1819; d Lemberg [now L′viv], 21 May 1897).

Polish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher. According to an unpublished history of the family written in 1935 by Karol's nephew Stefan Mikuli, Familie Ritter von Mikuli, Mikuli came from an Armenian merchant family named Aksanian which settled in Moldavia; Stefan also gave Karol's date of birth as 22 October 1821. Mikuli studied medicine in Vienna for a year, and in 1841 moved to Paris, where until 1847 he was a pupil of Chopin. His circle included Alfred de Musset, H. Heine, George Sand and F. Liszt, who became a lifelong friend. He also studied composition under N.H. Reber. As a pianist he made successful tours of France, Austria, Russia, Italy, Poland and Romania. In 1858 he settled permanently in Lemberg and became artistic director of the Galician Music Society, whose symphony orchestra and chorus he conducted, and with which he introduced Schumann's orchestral music to Poland. He was also director and professor of the Lemberg Conservatory, where he taught the piano, composition and theory. After 1887 he opened a separate piano school which he ran with his wife, S. Kluczenko. Among his pupils were Raoul Koczalski, Stanislaw Niewiadomsk and Mieczyslaw Soltys. In the last years of his life he suffered from a persecution mania and withdrew from active musical life.

Mikuli composed a large number of piano works (for two and four hands) as virtuoso practice pieces, often in the form of lyrical miniatures and dances. He also wrote chamber music, songs and choral works, such as the mass composed for the consecration of Czernowitz Cathedral. The chamber music includes numerous paraphrases and arrangements of popular works; all his music is in an early Romantic style. His 1864 textbook Der Canon remains unpublished, but his Chopin edition (Leipzig, 1879) long enjoyed wide circulation. As a pupil for whom Chopin had a high regard, and whom he made his assistant, Mikuli was able to take into account the directions and remarks of the composer himself.

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M. Biernacki: ‘Karol Mikuli’, Echo muzyczne, teatralne i artystyczne, xiv (1897), 253–5
M. Sołtys: ‘Karol Mikuli’, Wiadomości artystyczne, xi (1897), 13–16
R. Koczalski: ‘Jak grał i uczył Karol Mikuli’ [How Karol Mikuli played and taught], Muzyka, xiv (1937), 216–18
O. Beu: ‘Carol Mikuli, un prieten român al lui Chopin’ [Karol Mikuli, Chopin's Romanian friend], Studii muzicologice, vi (1957), 43
Z. Vancea: ‘Der Chopin Schüler Carol Mikuli, ein Bindeglied zwischen rumänischer und polnischer Musikkultur’, The Works of Frederick Chopin [Warsaw
1960], ed. Z. Lissa (Warsaw, 1963), 410–12
H. Federhofer: ‘Der Chopin-Schüler Carl Mikuli in Rom und Graz’, DJbM, x (1965), 82–96
J. Bloch and S. Arzruni: ‘Composer Spotlight: Karl Mikuli’, Keyboard Classics, ix/2 (1989), 42–5 [incl. score of Doina]
Jerzy Morawski

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Mikuli, Karol (1819-1897) - Doina.pdf
Uploader edit - note that I placed him here in the name of 'tradition' as his work is already in this thread. The article in the scan is worth a read to see how many different national groups claim him as his own, with the strongest vote going to him being Amrenian, so perhaps he should be included in that board? You can see it gets confusing, so I left him here to make him easy to find. 8-)
nice little recording of a couple of the Doinas, w/ one of the score i attached though pianist seems to have played from an older 19th cent. edition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dAIaC_XbA8
would love to find the other one as well the the 10 others from the set.

Anyone know of whereabouts for Op. 9? The Etude -"Lied" would be super interesting to look at.
8-)

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by Jim Faston » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:49 pm

Scans of all 4 volumes of the 48 Airs Nationaux Roumains have recently appeard on IMSLP along with a few other Mikuli items.

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by Jean-Séb » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:02 pm

Thank you for the tip.

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by Jim Faston » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:12 pm

Jean-Séb wrote:Thank you for the tip.
You're quite welcome. A lot of good music is uploaded to IMSLP and can go unnoticed unless one checks in regularly. Some nice Schütt works recently uploaded come to mind.

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by Timtin » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:26 am

Jim Faston wrote: A lot of good music is uploaded to IMSLP and can go unnoticed unless one checks in regularly.
Very true! This week has seen some nice pieces by Karol Kurpiński uploaded there.
They've come from Polish universites, which seem to go in for DjVu files, and which
I've never had much luck with.

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by musiclife217 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:58 pm

do we have Noskowski's Op. 30 anywhere? Only one piece on IMSLP... thanks!

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by Riodk » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:24 pm

The two missing.
Noskowski_30-2_En pastel_Trois morceaux caractéristiques_Valse sentimentale.pdf
Noskowski_30-3_En pastel_Trois morceaux caractéristiques_Berceuse mélancolique.pdf
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Re: Polish Composers

Post by musiclife217 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:09 pm

Riodk wrote:The two missing.
Noskowski_30-2_En pastel_Trois morceaux caractéristiques_Valse sentimentale.pdf
Noskowski_30-3_En pastel_Trois morceaux caractéristiques_Berceuse mélancolique.pdf
many thanks, very enjoyable ! :)

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Re: Polish Composers

Post by Jim Faston » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:07 pm

A fistful of Ignacy Krzyżanowski scans from the Berlin Staatsbibliothek has been uploaded in B&W conversions to IMSLP, including the Op.45 Sonata.

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