Ludomir Różycki

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Ludomir Różycki (Polish: [luˈdɔmir ruˈʐɨt͡skʲi]; 18 September 1883 Warsaw – 1 January 1953 Katowice) was a Polish composer and conductor. He was, with Mieczysław Karłowicz, Karol Szymanowski and Grzegorz Fitelberg, a member of the group of composers known as Young Poland, the intention of which was to invigorate the musical culture of their generation in their mother country.

He was a son of a professor at the Warsaw Conservatory, where he studied piano and composition. He completed his studies with distinction, and then continued his studies in Berlin at the Academy of Music under Engelbert Humperdinck. He began his musical career as a conductor of opera and professor of piano in Lwów in 1907. It was while in Lwów that he began to compose. Subsequently he moved to Warsaw where he composed many more works in a number of different genres.

His ballet Pan Twardowski was the first Polish large-scale ballet to be performed abroad, being seen in Copenhagen, Prague, Brno, Zagreb, Belgrade and Vienna, and being performed over 800 times in Warsaw. His eight operas included Casanova and Eros i Psyche (Eros and Psyche, to the libretto of Jerzy Żuławski), the latter having its world premiere in Wrocław in 1917.

A significant number of his solo piano pieces have been recorded on CD by Valentina Seferinova, and issued on the Polish Acte Préalable label (catalogue reference AP 0263) as world premiere recordings.

Recordings[edit]

 1. Balladyna (Poemat) Op. 25 (1909) see YouTube
 2. Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) Op. 25  (1904)
 3. Gra fal (Im Spiel der Wellen) Op. 4  (1904)
         4 Impromptus op. 6  (1904)
 4. i    Andante espressivo
 5. ii   Andante doloroso
 6. iii  Allegretto
 7. iv   Andante doloroso
         4 Intermezzi Op. 42   (1915-1918)
 8. i    Andante moderato
 9. ii   Tanz Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
10. iii  Mosso
11. iv   Presto
         3 Morceaux Op. 15  (1905)
12. i    Légende: Andante
13. ii   Mélancolie: Andantino
14. iii  Poème: Andante
         5 Fantasiestűcke Op. 46  (1919)
15. i    Andante ma non troppo
16. ii   Allegro non troppo
17. iii  Allegro
18. iv   Berceuse: Andante ma non troppo
19. v    Allegro maestoso

References[edit]

  • Kański, Józef (1978). Przewodnik Operowy (Opera Guide). Kraków: PWM. pp. 408–416. 

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