Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński

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Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński

Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński (25 July 1869 – 18 April 1928) was a Polish composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.[1]


Orchestral Works[edit]

  • Piano Concerto in e minor (1892-4)
  • Piano Concerto in c minor (1898)
  • Symphony in c minor

Stage Works[edit]

  • "Protesilas i Laodamia" (1902, libretto by S. Wyspiański) (Tragedy)

Chamber Music[edit]

  • Violin Sonata in G Major (1907),
  • Piano Trio in g minor (probably written 1892-4)
  • Dumka for Violin and Piano

Piano works[edit]

  • Trois Morceaux Caracteristiques Op. 5, for solo piano
  • Morceau fantastique (Phantasiestück)
  • Etude in D major, Op. 8
  • Nocturne in A major
  • Prelude in C major
  • Fugue in C-sharp minor
  • Variations sur un theme populaire polonais
  • Quasi mazurka sur le theme W.M.S.
  • Valse a la Chopin
  • La Fileuse de l'opera "Maria"


Both piano concertos were recorded in the past on Olympia and on Muza, and in 2007 on Hyperion. The Violin Sonata in G major, the Dumka for Violin and Piano and the Piano Trio, Op. 2 were recorded by the Warsaw Trio and Piano Works were recorded by Matti Asikainen for the AP label.


  1. ^ "MELCER Violin Sonata, Piano Trio AP0111 [JW]: Classical CD Reviews- April 2006 MusicWeb-International". www.musicweb-international.com.


External links[edit]

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Zygmunt Noskowski
Music directors, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by
Grzegorz Fitelberg