Six Hours of Polish Music
Stanislaw Moniuszko – one of many composers to be featured on the BBC’s programme of Polish music.
Later today BBC Radio are to broadcast six hours of Polish music including work by Fryderyk Chopin, Witold Lutoslawski, Karol Szymanowski, Henryk Gorecki, Stanislaw Moniuszko, and numerous examples of traditional Polish music to celebrate Polish Independence Day / National Day. Listen online here.
Stanislaw Moniuszko was born in 1819 near Minsk to a Polish noble family. During his lifetime he grew to become a distinguished Polish composer, conductor, and teacher, who wrote many operettas, ballets and operas.
He is perhaps best known for his music of a patriotic nature, weaving in to his own compositions elements of traditional folk songs. His most famous works include the opera ‘The Haunted Mansion’ and ‘Halka’.
He died in 1872 in Warsaw.
Listen online to some of the music of Stanislaw Moniuszko on the BBC website.