The Multimedia story about Polish composer, pianist and teacher, considered to be greatest Polish composer after Chopin. His cultural versality nad erudition combined with great personal charm made him a well-known and highly-regarded figure not only in the musical world. Underrated by the conservative critics in Poland nad at the same time adored by young artists and highly esteemed in concerts halls all over Europe, he became a symbol of the revival of Polish music in the Second Republic. Although regarded as an axponent of musical modernism, he never looked for novelty at all costs. His oeuvre - very diverse, very personal, extraordinarily passionate and expressive - is like a separate, high-lying bulwark of Polish music; he did not have any successord (his few pupils went their own ways), just like he himself did not have teachers. Like Chopin, he owed nearly everuthing to himself. The objective of this multi-media publication, released as part of the Szymanowski Jubilee Year Celebrations (125th anniversary of composer's birth and 70 th anniversary of his death), is to bring the great man and his works closer to a wider public both in Poland and abroad.
DVD - ROM (version: Polish, English)
CD - Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater op. 53, Jadwiga Gadulanka - soprano, Jadwiga Rappe - alto, Andrzej Hiolski - baritone, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice), Antoni Wit - director
Author of idea and realisation noyamundi team.
Publisher: University of Warsaw Library, University of Warsaw Fundation