Karol Szymanowski

karol szymanowski

Karol Szymanowski (1882 – 1937) is probably the most celebrated 20th century Polish composer and pianist.

Szymanowski’s is perhaps best known, at least in Poland, for his Third Symphony ‘Song of the Night’, and Fourth, ‘Symphonie Concertante’; a work for violin and piano called ‘Nocturne and Tarantella’; the ballets Harnasie and Mandragora; and the operas ‘King Roger’ and ‘Hagirth’.

Listen to one of our own favourite pieces by Karol Szymanowski below.

Read more about Karol Szymanowski in an article on the Guardian newspaper website.

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