Tuesday, December 04, 2007

In Which A Small Output Of Classical Music Is Shown To Be More Powerful Than The Blind Rage Of A Tatra Mountain Avalanche

Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876-1909) [a founder of the Young Poland movement]

Smutną jest dusza moja (“My Soul Is Heavy with
Sorrow”), Op. 1, No. 6 (1895-1896)

Śpi w blaskach nocy (“In Moonlight Lies the
Quiet Sea”), Op. 3, No. 5 (1896)

Pamiętam, ciche, jasne, złote dnie (“I Remember
Those Quiet, Bright, Golden Days”),
Op. 1, No. 5 (1895-96)

Mów do mnie jeszcze (“Keep Talking to Me”),
Op. 3, No. 1 (1896)

Najpiękniejsze piosnki (“That Girl Taught Me All
Those Beautiful Songs”), Op. 4 (1898)

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Karlowicz is widely considered to be Poland's greatest classical composer between Chopin and Szymanowski.

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien and Pianist Howard Watkins perform Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Karlowicz, and Ravel at Hertz Hall, University of California Berkeley on December 9 and the Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C. on December 13, 2007.

Babie Lato [Grandmothers' or Indian Summer] by Jozef Chelmonski, 1875. Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons. With thanks.


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