Filipina Brzezińska-Szymanowska

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Filipina Brzezińska-Szymanowska (1 January 1800 – 11 November 1886) was a Polish pianist and composer. She was born in Warsaw, the daughter of Franciszek Szymanowski and Agata Wołowska. She studied with Charles Mayer and was influenced by her sister-in-law, composer Maria Szymanowska.[1][2] She married Franciszek Jakub Brzeziński (1794–1846) and had four children: Franciszka Teofila Krysińska (born Brzezińska), Kazimierz Brzeziński, Teofila Zieleńska (born Brzezińska) and Aniela Brzezińska.

Brzezińska-Szymanowska composed works for both organ and piano. In 1876 she published a collection of short organ preludes. She died in Warsaw.

Works[edit]

Selected works include:

  • Nocturne
  • Verlaß uns nicht (Do not leave us)[3]
  • Fifteen short preludes for organ
  • In the Tatra Mountains
  • Urbi et Orbi, cantata

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heinrich, Adel (1991). Organ and harpsichord music by women composers: an annotated catalog.
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  3. ^ Chodkowski, Andrzej (1995). Encyklopedia muzyki.