Witold Rowicki

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Witold Rowicki during 7th Chopin Competition, Warsaw, 1965
Grave of Witold Rowicki at Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw.

Witold Rowicki (true surname Kałka, 26 February 1914 in Taganrog – 1 October 1989 in Warsaw) was a Polish conductor. He held principal conducting positions with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra[1] and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.

Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra was dedicated to him.

His recordings include:


  1. ^ Searle, Humphrey, "Reports from Abroad: Warsaw Contemporary Music Festival" (1959). The Musical Times, 100 (1401): 614.
  2. ^ Anderson, Robert, Review of Dvořák Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (1971). The Musical Times, 112 (1545): p. 1077.
  3. ^ Samson, Jim, Reviews of recordings of Bolesław Szabelski and Wojciech Kilar (1989). Tempo (New Ser.), 169: p. 52.
  4. ^ Banks, Paul, "Karłowicz Riches" (1989). The Musical Times, 130 (1762): p. 753.
  5. ^ Macdonald, Hugh, Review of Szymanowski Stabat Mater Op. 53/Symphony No. 3 Op. 27 (1981). The Musical Times, 122 (1656): p. 113.
  6. ^ Dunnett, Roderic, "The Review Section: Records - Szymanowski" (November 1990). The Musical Times, 131 (1773): pp. 603-604.

External links[edit]

Review of a concert in the Royal Festival Hall London with the Warsaw Philharmonic. Works include the 4th symphony of Tchaikovsky and, with Wanda Wilkomirska, a performance of the Britten Violin Concerto

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Władysław Raczkowski
Music Director, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by
Bohdan Wodiczko
Preceded by
Bohdan Wodiczko
Music Director, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by
Kazimierz Kord
Preceded by
James Loughran
Chief Conductor, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Succeeded by
Horst Stein