Władysław Tarnowski

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Władysław Tarnowski in an Arab headdress, (engraved by Aleksander Tadeusz Regulski after a portrait by Franciszek Tegazzo, 1870s).

Count Władysław Tarnowski (June 4, 1836, Wróblewice, administrative district of Drohobycz, in the modern day Ukraine – April 19, 1878, near San Francisco while on a steamer from Japan; also known by the literary pseudonym Ernest Buława (Ernest Mace)) was a pianist, composer, poet, dramatist, and translator.

Władysław Tarnowski by Maurycy Gottlieb, 1877.


He was the son of Count Walerian Spycimir Tarnowski and Ernestyna Tarnowska. Recognized as talented at an early age, he was introduced to famed composer Frédéric Chopin. He studied in Lvov and Cracow, with Daniel-François-Esprit Auber at the Conservatoire de Paris, with a break during the time of the January Uprising of 1863-1864, during which he wrote the song "Jak to na wojence ładnie" ["Isn't the war fun"] which remains popular to the modern day, in various alterations. He traveled widely, giving concerts in Wroclaw in 1860 and 1875, Lvov in 1875, Vienna, Venice and Firence in 1872, and Paris in 1873.




Andantino pensieroso



  • Uhlans march, called also Soldiers song, March soldier's Langiewicza with initial words: "A kto chce rozkoszy użyć”<And who wants pleasure to use>, and today more well-known with words "Jak to na wojence ładnie” <How this on war nicely> (first publications: „Kieszonkowy słowniczek polski z melodiami” Poznan 1889, publ. J. Leitgebera and " War song” Lwow 1908, publ. B. Połoniecki, suitably).

With piano accompaniment:

Ich sank verweint in sanften schlummer - piano instead of the voice
Neig o schone Knospe - piano instead of the voice
Du buch mit sieben siegeln - piano instead of the voice
Ob du nun ruhst - piano instead of the voice
Still klingt das Glocklein durch Felder - accompaniment
Kennst du die Rosen - piano instead of the voice
  • Mein Kahn - song to poem by Johann von Paümann ps. Hans Max (Wiedeń, wyd. Buchholz & Diedel)


Alastor's romance from: Joanna Grey - piano instead of the string trio

The patron of the art, poems, the articles, reviews of literary works(ex. in „Ruch literacki” and „Tygodnik ilustrowany”).

Literary works[edit]


  • Krople czary <The Drops of goblet> 1865
  • Szkice helweckie i Talia <Helvetian drafts and Waist>1868 (Leipzig, publ. P. Rhode)
  • Piołuny <Absinthes> 1869
  • Kochankowie ojczyzny <The Lovers of motherland> 1872



  • Articles and reviews in „Ruch literacki” and „Tygodnik ilustrowany”.


  • Archiwum Wróblewieckie (Lvov 1883, publ. Gubrynowicz and Schmidt; Poznan - Dresden 1869, publ. J. I. Kraszewski)


  • The Osjan Song,
  • Hamlet W. Shakespeare'a
  • Works P.B. Shelley
  • Works H. Haine
  • P. Cornelius: Grundzüge der Geschichte der Musik, well-known with translated title: Zarys historii muzyki <The "Outline of history of music>(Leipzig 1869).

External links[edit]

Free scores by Władysław Tarnowski at the International Music Score Library Project


  • Encyklopedia muzyczna, publ. PWM 2009
  • Encyklopedia muzyki, publ. PWN 2001
  • Encyklopedia literatury, publ. PWN 2007
  • Sir George Grove, (edited by Stanley Sadie) The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, II edition, Vol. 25 (Taiwan to Twelve Apostles), 2001, str. 103-104.
  • Franz Stieger peralexikon, Part II – Komponisten, Vol. 3 (N-Z), Verlegt Bei Hans Schneider, Tutzing, 1978, p. 1097.
  • Franz Stieger Operalexikon, Part III – Libréttisten, Vol. 3 (Q-Z), Verlegt Bei Hans Schneider, Tutzing, 1981, p. 936.
  1. ^ "String quartet in D major" - scans in IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
  2. ^ The score of the 3 Mazurkas in the collection of Bibliothek der Gesellschaft der Musikfreund in Vienna, sygn. GM VII 39428.
  3. ^ Adolf Hofmeister,”Handbuch der musikalischen Litteratur”, ed. Adolf i Friedrich Hofmeister, Vol. for y. 1860-67, p. 260.
  4. ^ Andantino pensieroso in: CBN - Polona.
  5. ^ JOANNA GREY.pdf
  6. ^ KARLINSCY.pdf