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Grażyna Bacewicz: List of Works


Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn (1932)
  1. Allegro
  2. Air: Andante
  3. Allegretto
  4. Vivo
duration: 10 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1933, Paris: ??
award(s): 1st Prize, Concours de la Société "Aide aux femmes de professions libres", Paris, 1933
recording(s):

Suita dziecięca [Children's Suite] (1933) - piano
  1. Prelude
  2. March
  3. Waltz
  4. Lullaby
  5. Burlesque
  6. Minuet
  7. Gavotte
  8. Scherzino
duration: 8 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - piano


Wariacje na temat ludowej pieśni litewskiej na skrzypce z fortepianem [Variations on a Lithuanian Folksong for Violin and Piano] (1934)
duration: c. 6 min.
publisher(s): Towarzystwo Wydawnicze Muzyki Polskiej/PWM
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, J. Lefeld - piano


Róże [Roses] (1934) - voice, piano
text(s): 10th century Arabic text (tr. Leopold Staff)
duration: 1'50"
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 1934, Warsaw: M. Drewniakówna - voice, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Trio for Oboe, Violin and Cello (1935)
duration: 10 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: March 1936, Warsaw: S. Śnieckowski - oboe, L. Kmitowa - violin, Halber - cello
award(s): 2nd Prize, Konkurs Towarzystwo Wydawnicze Muzyki Polskiej, Warsaw, 1936


Mów do mnie, o miły [Speak to Me, My Dear] (1936) - voice, piano
text(s): Rabindranath Tagore (tr. Jan Kasprowicz)
duration: 3'10"
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 21 October 1936, Warsaw: S. Korwin-Szymanowska - voice, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra (1937)
instrumentation: 1.1.2.2 - 2.2.1.0 - perc - hp - str
duration: 15 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: March 1938, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Polish Radio Orchestra, Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.


String Quartet No. 1 (1938)
duration: 16 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 26 April 1939, Paris: Quatuor Figueroa


Three Arabic Songs for Tenor and Orchestra (1938)
text(s): 10th century Arabic texts (tr. Leopold Staff)
instrumentation: 2.2.3.2 - 2.0.0.0 - hp - str
duration: 8 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1938, Warsaw: M. Janowski - tenor, Polish Radio Orchestra, Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.


Three Arabic Songs for Soprano and Piano (1938, arr. 1938)
text(s): 10th century Arabic texts (tr. Leopold Staff)
duration: 8 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1938, Warsaw: M. Drewniakówna - soprano, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Sonata for Violin (1941)
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. (no tempo marking)
  4. Variazioni
duration: 23 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1941, Warsaw (underground concert): Grażyna Bacewicz - violin


String Quartet No. 2 (1942)
duration: 15 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 21 May 1942, Warsaw (underground concert): E. Umińska, T. Ochlewski - violins, Trzonek - viola, K. Wiłkomirski - cello


Suite for Two Violins (1943)
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Vivo
  4. Tempo di menuetto
  5. Allegro
  6. Andante: Fughetta
  7. Allegro
duration: 13 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1943, Warsaw (underground concert): I. Dubiska, E. Umińska - violins


Uwertura [Overture] (1943) - orchestra
instrumentation: 3.2.3.2 - 4.2.3.1 - perc(2) - str
duration: 6 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1 September 1945, Cracow Festival of Contemporary Music: Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, M. Mierzejewski - cond.


Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra (1945)
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Vivo
instrumentation: 2.2.3.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - str
duration: 20 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 18 October 1946, Łódź: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, T. Kiesewetter - cond.


Sonata da camera (1945) - violin, piano
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Tempo di minuetto
  4. Andante sostenuto
  5. Gigue: Molto allegro
duration: 11 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1945 Łódź: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Andante sostenuto (4th mov't of Sonata da camera for cello and organ (1946) - cello (or violin) and organ
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 9 November 1946, Cracow: Z. Adamska - cello, J. Chwedczuk - organ


Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1946)
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Scherzo: Vivace
  4. Finale: Allegro molto
duration: c. 15 min.
publisher(s): ??
premiere: 6 May 1946, Łódź: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Capriccio for Violin and Piano (1946)
duration: c. 2 min.
dedication: Irena Dubiska
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1946, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano (1947)
duration: 18 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 15 February 1948, Łódź: Grażyna Bacewicz - piano, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
recording(s):

Oto jest noc [Here is the Night] (1947) - voice, piano
text(s): Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Usta i pełnia
duration: 2 min.
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 1948, Warsaw: O. Łada - voice, E. Rezler - piano


String Quartet No. 3 (1947)
  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Andante
  3. Vivo
duration: 17 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 8 December 1947, Cracow: S. Tauros, W. Latała - violins, T. Gonet - viola, Z. Adamska - cello
award(s): Ministry of Culture Award, 1955
recording(s):

Concerto for String Orchestra (1948)
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Vivo
duration: 15 min.
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: 18 June 1950, Warsaw: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice), Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.
award(s): State Prize, 1950
recording(s):

Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra (1948)
  1. Allegro molto moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Vivo
instrumentation: 3.3.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - hp - str
duration: 21 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 4 March 1949, Gdańsk: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, S. Śledziński - cond.
award(s:: Ministry of Culture Award, 1955


Olympic Cantata (1948) - choir, orchestra
text(s): Pindar, Ode (tr. Wernikowski)
instrumentation: 3.2.4.3 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - str
duration: 7 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 30 September 1949, Cracow: Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, W. Krzemieński - cond.
award(s):

Taniec polski na skrzypce i fortepian [Polish Dance for Violin and Piano] (1948)
duration: 1'35"
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1948, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Polish Capriccio for Violin (1949)
duration: 2'10"
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1949, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin
recording(s):

Polish Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra (1949, orch. 1949)
duration: 2'10"
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1949, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin


Polish Capriccio for Clarinet and Piano (1949, trans. 1954)
duration: 2'10"
publisher(s): PWM


Polish Capriccio for Viola (1949, trans. J. Kosmala)
duration: 2'10"
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: J. Kosmala - viola?


Polish Capriccio for Cello (1949, trans. Andrzej Orkisz)
duration: 2'10"
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: Andrzej Orkisz - cello?


Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1949)
instrumentation: 3.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - str
duration: 21 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 4 November 1949, Warsaw: S. Szpinalski - piano, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrzej Panufnik - cond.
award(s): 2nd prize, Chopin Composition Competition, Warsaw, 1949

Melodia i Kaprys na skrzypce i fortepian [Melody and Capriccio for Violin and Piano] (1949)
duration: c. 4.5 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1949, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano (1949)
  1. Moderato
  2. Andante ma non troppo
  3. Scherzo: Molto vivo
  4. Finale: Con passione
duration: 20 min.
dedication: Kiejstut Bacewicz
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 26 September 1950, Cracow: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
award(s): recording(s):

Polish Rhapsody (1949) - violin, orchestra
instrumentation: 3.2.3.2 - 4.3.2.0 - perc(2) - str
duration: ??
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1949, Łódź: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, W. Ormicki - cond.


Quartetto (1949) - four violins
  1. Allegretto
  2. |Andante tranquillo
  3. Molto allegro
duration: 13 min.
dedication: 'Studentom Konserwatorium poświęcam
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 13 February 1950, Cracow: S. Tauros, J. Szewczyk, A. Wąsik, J. Wiśniewski - violins


Smuga cienia [A Streak of Shadow] (1948) - voice, piano
text(s): /Władysław Broniewski
duration: 2'10"
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 1949, Warsaw: M. Drewniakówna - voice, J. Lefeld - piano


Rozstanie [Leave-taking] (1949) - voice, piano
text(s): Rabindranath Tagore (tr. Jan Kasprowicz)
duration: 1'35"
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 1949, Warsaw: O. Łada - voice, E. Rezler - piano


Oberek No. 1 for Violin and Piano (1949)
duration: 2 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1949, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
recording(s):

Oberek No. 1 for Clarinet and Piano (1949, trans. 1949?)
duration: 2 min.
publisher(s): ??


String Quartet No. 4 (1951)
  1. Andante - Allegro molto
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro giocoso
duration: 20 min.
publisher(s): Editions Edgar Tyssens (Liege)/PWM
premiere: 21 September 1951, Liege: Quatuor Municipal de Liege
award(s): 1st Prize, Concours International pour Quatuor a Cordes, Liege, 1951
recording(s):

Symphony No. 2 (1951)
instrumentation: 3.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - str
duration: 22 min.
dedication: Witold Rowicki
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 13 April 1951, Warsaw: National Philharmonic Orchestra (Warsaw), Witold Rowicki - cond.


Oberek No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1951)
duration: 2 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1951, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
recording(s):

Concerto No. 4 for Violin and Orchestra (1951)
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Andante tranquillo
  3. Vivace
instrumentation: 3.3.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - str
duration: 20 min.
dedication: Professor Józef Jarzębski
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 21 February 1952, Cracow: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, B. Wodiczko - cond.
award(s): State Prize, 2nd Class, 1952


Taniec mazowiecki na skrzypce i fortepian [Mazovian Dance for Violin and Piano] (1951)
duration: c. 3 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1951, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Taniec mazowiecki na wiolinczelę i fortepian [Mazovian Dance for Cello and Piano] (1951, trans. 1951)
duration: c. 3 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1952, Warsaw: K. Wiłkomirski - cello, M. Wiłkomirska - piano


Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra (1951)
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Andante tranquillo
  3. Finale: Allegro giocoso
instrumentation: 3.2.2.2 - 4.3.2.0 - perc - str
duration: 22 min.
dedication: Miloś Sadlo
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 21 September 1951, Warsaw: Miloś Sadlo - cello, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, W. Krzemieński - cond.


Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Piano (1951)
  1. Moderato
  2. Nocturne: Andante dolcissimo
  3. Finale: Allegro inquietamente
duration: 14 min.
dedication: Tadeusz Ochlewski
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1951, Cracow: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
recording(s):

Piano Quintet No. 1 (1952)
  1. Moderato molto espressivo
  2. Presto
  3. Grave
  4. Con passione
duration: 25 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 16 November 1952, Cracow: Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano, Kwartet Krakowski
recording(s):

Kołysanka na skrzypce in fortepian [Lullaby for Violin and Piano] (1952)
duration: 2'10"
dedication: Tadeusz Ochlewski
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1952, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
recording(s):

Capriccio No. 2 for Violin (1952)
duration: ca. 4 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1952, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin?


Taniec słowiański na skrzypce i fortepian [Slavonic Dance for Violin and Piano (1952)
duration: 3 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1953 Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


2 etiudy na podwójne dźwięki [Two Etudes in Double Notes] (1955) - piano
  1. Etiuda (1949)
  2. Etiuda tercjowa (1952)
duration: 6 min.
publisher(s): PWM
award(s): 1. Mention, Chopin Composition Competition, 1949


Symphony No. 3 (1952)
  1. Drammatico
  2. Andante
  3. Vivace
  4. Finale: Moderato
instrumentation: 3.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - str
duration: 28 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 11 September 1952, Cracow: Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, B. Wodiczko - cond.
recording(s):

Symphony No. 4 (1953)
  1. Appassionato-Allegro inquieto
  2. Adagio
  3. Scherzo: Vivace
  4. Adagio mesto-Allegro furioso
instrumentation: 4.3.4.3 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - hp - str
duration: 30 min.
dedication: Grzegorz Fitelberg
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 15 January 1954, Cracow: Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, B. Wodiczko - cond.
award(s): Ministry of Culture Prize, 1955


Sonata No. 2 for Piano (1953)
  1. Maestoso
  2. Largo
  3. Toccata: Vivo
duration: 16 min.
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: 1953, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - piano
recording(s):

Rondino (1953) - piano
duration: 2'10"
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 24 February 1954, Warsaw: L. Grychtołówna - piano


Humoresque for Violin and Piano (1953)
duration: 1.5 min.
publisher(s): premiere: 1953, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
recording(s):

Z chłopa król [Peasant King], ballet (1953) - orchestra
text(s): Libretto: Artur Maria Swinarski, after the 17th-century comedy by Piotr Baryka
instrumentation: 3.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc(3) - str
duration: 60 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 25 July 1954, Poznań: Poznań Opera, W. Bierdajew - cond.


Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra (1954)
  1. Deciso
  2. Andante
  3. Vivace
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - hp - str
duration: 22 min.
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: 17 January 1955, Warsaw (Polish Music Festival): Wanda Wiłkomirska - violin, National Philharmonic Orchestra (Warsaw), Witold Rowicki - cond.


Partita for Violin and Piano (1955)
  1. Prelude: Grave
  2. Toccato: Vivace
  3. Intermezzo: Andantino melancolico
  4. Rondo: Presto
duration: 14 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1955, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
recording(s):

Partita for orchestra (1955, orch. 1955)
  1. Prelude: Grave
  2. Toccato: Vivace
  3. Intermezzo: Andantino melancolico
  4. Rondo: Presto
instrumentation: 3.2.3.2 - 4.3.3.1 perc - hp - str
duration: 14 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 17 May 1957, Warsaw: National Philharmonic Orchestra (Warsaw), A. Rezler - cond.


Sonatina for Piano (1955)
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Melody: Lento
  3. Oberek: Giocoso
duration: 8 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1955, Łódź: Z. Szymonowicz - piano


Sonatina for Oboe and Piano (1955)
  1. Allegretto
  2. Canon: Lento
  3. Allegro non troppo
duration: 9.5 min.
dedication: Seweryn Śnieckowski
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1955, Warsaw: Seweryn Śnieckowski - oboe, J. Lefeld - piano


Nad wodą wielką i czystą [Over the Big and Clear Waters] (1955) - voice, piano
text(s): Adam Mickiewicz
duration: 3'20"
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 1955/56? Warsaw: ??


Dzwon i dzwonki [Large Bell and Small Bells] (1955) - voice, piano
text(s): Adam Mickiewicz
duration: 2'20"
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 7 November 1955, Warsaw: L. Skowron - voice, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano
award(s): Mention, Polish Composers Union "Adam Mickiewicz" Competition, Warsaw 1955


Boli mnie głowa [I Have a Headache] (1955) - voice, piano
text(s): Grażyna Bacewicz
duration: 1'45"
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 1955, Warsaw: M. Drewniakówna - voice, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


String Quartet No. 5 (1955)
  1. Moderato
  2. Scherzo (Fuga): Giocoso
  3. Corale: Largo
  4. Variazioni: Allegro
duration: 17 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: June 1956, Liege: Quatuor Municipal de Liege
award(s): 2nd Prize, Concours International pour Quatuor a Cordes, Liege, 1956
recording(s):

Ten Concert Etudes for Piano (1956)
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Vivace
  3. Allegretto
  4. MM = 96
  5. Andante
  6. MM = 180
  7. Giocoso
  8. MM = 69
  9. Presto
  10. Allegro
duration: ca. 18 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 21 May 1957, Cracow: R. Smendzianka - piano
recording(s):

Sroczka [Little Magpie] (1956) - voice, piano
text(s): traditional
duration: 1'10"
publisher(s): PWM (Collected Songs)
premiere: 1956, Warsaw: M. Drewniakówna - voice, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Wariacje na orkiestrę [Variations for Orchestra] (1957)
instrumentation: 3.3.3.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - hp - str
duration: 12 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 30 September 1958, Warsaw Autumn: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice), Jan Krenz - cond.


Sonata (No. 2) for Violin (1958)
duration: 10'40"
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: March 1959, Cracow: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin
recording(s):

Sonata (No. 2) for Viola (1958, trans. Stefan Kamasa)
duration: 10'40"
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: Stefan Kamasa - viola


Muzyka na smyczki, trąbki i perkusję [Music for Strings, Trumpets, and Percussion (1958)
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Vivace
instrumentation: 5 tpts - perc - cel - str
duration: 20 min.
dedication: Jan Krenz
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: 14 September 1959, Warsaw Autumn: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice), Jan Krenz - cond.
award(s): 3rd Prize, Tribune Internationale (UNESCO), Paris 1960


Przygoda Króla Artura [The Adventure of King Arthur], radio opera (1959) - solists, choir, orchestra
text(s): Edward Fischer (tr. ??)
instrumentation: 2.2.3.2 - 4.3.2.0 - perc - hp - str
duration: 50 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 10 November 1959, Warsaw (Polish Radio): soloists, choir - National Philharmonic, Polish Radio Orchestra, Rachoń - cond.
award(s): Radio and Television Committee Award, Warsaw, 1960


String Quartet No. 6 (1960)
  1. Andante-Vivo-Andante
  2. Vivace
  3. Grave
  4. MM=114
duration: c. 18 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 19 September 1960 Warsaw Autumn Festival: Quatuor Parrenin
recording(s):

Pensieri Notturni (1961) - chamber orchestra
instrumentation: 1.1.3.1 - 1.1.1.0 - perc - cel.hpp - str
duration: 8 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 21 April 1961, Venice Biennale: Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrzej Markowski - cond.
award(s): Ministry of Culture Award, 1962
recording(s):

Koncert na wielką orkiestrę [Concerto for Symphony Orchestra] (1962)
  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Vivo
  4. Allegro non troppo
instrumentation: 3.3.4.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - hp(2).pf - str
duration: 20 min.
dedication: Witold Rowicki
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 17 September 1962, Warsaw Autumn: National Philharmonic Orchestra (Warsaw), Witold Rowicki - cond.
recording(s):

Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra (1963)
instrumentation: 3.2.4.2 - 4.3.0.0 - perc - hp(2).pf - str
duration: 21 min.
dedication: Gaspar Cassado
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 29 September 1963, Warsaw Autumn Festival: Gaspar Cassado - cello, National Philharmonic Orchestra (Warsaw), Witold Rowicki - cond.


Quartet for Four Cellos (1964)
  1. Narrazione
  2. Riflessioni
duration: 16 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 24 September 1964, Warsaw Autumn Festival: Aleksander Ciechański, Jerzy Węslawski, Roman Suchecki, Marian Raczek - cellos
recording(s):

Acropolis, cantata (1964) - choir, orchestra
text(s): Stanisław Wyspiański
instrumentation: 4.3.4.3 - 6.3.3.1 - perc - hp(2) - str
duration: 11 min.
commission: 600th anniversary of Jagiellonian University
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 10 May 1964, Cracow: Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Andrzej Markowski - cond.


Esik in Ostend, ballet (1964) - orchestra
text(s): Lech Terpiłowski, after Słówek by Tadeusz Boy-Żeleńskiego. Choreography: Conrad Drzewiecki
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.0 - perc - hp.pf - str
duration: 60 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 18 October 1964, Poznań: Poznań Opera, Robert Satanowski - cond.
award(s):


Incrustations for Horn and Chamber Ensemble (1965)
  1. Moderato generoso
  2. Andante melancolico
  3. Giocoso
duration: 15 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1972, Wrocław Festival: Zespół Jerzy Witkowski


Concerto No. 7 for Violin and Orchestra (1965)
  1. Tempo mutabile
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro
instrumentation: 3.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.0 - perc - hp(2) - str
duration: 20 min.
dedication: Augustin Leon Ara
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: 13 January 1966, Brussels: Augustin Leon Ara - violin, Belgian Radio and Television Orchestra, D. Sternefeld - cond.
award(s): Belgian Government Prize, Gold Medal - Concours Musical International Reine Elisabeth de Belgique, Brussels, 1965
recording(s):

Piano Quintet No. 2 (1965)
  1. Moderato-Allegro-Molto allegro
  2. Larghetto
  3. Allegro giocoso
duration: 18 min.
dedication: Warsaw Quintet
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: May 1972, Salzburg: Warsaw Quintet
recording(s):

String Quartet No. 7 (1965)
  1. Allegro
  2. Grave
  3. Con vivezza
duration: 18 min.
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: 15 May 1966, Łańcut Chamber Music Days: Kwartet Kimova?
recording(s):

Trio for Oboe, Harp, and Percussion (1965)
  1. Moderato generoso
  2. Andantino melancolico
  3. Giocoso
duration: c. 16 min.
publisher(s): PWM (1973)
premiere: 2 June 1974, Bennington: U. Kwaśnicka - oboe, G. Schonberg - harp, Marta Ptaszyńska - percussion


Mały tryptyk [Little Triptych] (1965) - piano
  1. MM = 72
  2. MM = 104
  3. MM = 116
duration: 2'06"
dedication: Regina Smendzianka
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1965, Helsinki: Regina Smendzianka - piano


Musica sinfonica in tre movimenti (1965) - orchestra
  1. Tesi
  2. Dialogo
  3. Gioco
instrumentation: 3.3.4.3 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - cel.hp(2).pf - str
duration: 16 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 6 September 1965, Stockholm: National Philharmonic Orchestra (Warsaw), Witold Rowicki - cond.


Divertimento (1965) - string orchestra
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Giocoso
duration: 7 min.
commission: Zespół Teutscha
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 21 November 1966, Munich: National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra "Teutsch Ensemble" (Warsaw), Karol Teutsch - cond.
recording(s):

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1966)
  1. Tempo mutabile
  2. Larghetto
  3. Vivace
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.0 - perc - hp - str
duration: 17 min.
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: 15 March 1968, Warsaw: Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jerzy Witkowski - pianos, National Philharmonic Orchestra (Warsaw): Witold Rowicki - cond.
recording(s):

Contradizione (1966) - chamber orchestra
  1. Grave
  2. Acuto
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1 - 1.1.0.0 - perc(2) - str
duration: 16 min.
commission: Hopkins Center, Hanover
publisher(s): PWM/Moeck-Verlag
premiere: 16 July 1967, Hanover Summer Festival of Contemporary Music: Festival Players, Mario di Bonaventura - cond.


Esquisse for Organ (1966)
duration: 3 min.
dedication: Jean Guillou
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 8 June 1969, Bordeaux: Jean Guillou - organ


In una parte (1967) - orchestra
instrumentation: 3.3.3.2 - 4.3.3.0 - perc - hp.pf - str
duration: 9 min.
commission: Cuba
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: ?? ?? 1968, Havana Contemporary Music Festival: ?? Philharmonic Orchestra, Duchesne Cuzan - cond.


Rybki [Fish] (1967) - miniature for piano
dedication: S. Śledziński
publisher(s): Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Agencji Autorskiej (1975)


Zaloty [Courtship] (1968) - male choir
text(s): Adam Mickiewicz
duration: 2'05"
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1968?, Międzyzdroje International Choral Music Festival: Festival Chorus?, E. Kajdasz - cond.


Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (1968)
  1. Moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Molto allegro
instrumentation: 2.2.3.2 - 4.3.3.0 - perc(5) - hp - str
duration: 20 min.
dedication: Stefan Kamasa
publisher(s): PWM/Edizioni CURCI-Milano
premiere: 20 June 1969, Warsaw: Stefan Kamasa - viola, National Philharmonic Orchestra (Warsaw), Witold Rowicki - cond.
recording(s):

Four Capriccios for Violin (1968)
  1. Grandioso
  2. MM = 88
  3. MM = 112
  4. MM = 76
duration: ca. 10 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 26 September 1970, Warsaw: A. Maklakiewicz - violin
recording(s):

Four Capriccios for Viola (1968, trans. Stefan Kamasa)
  1. Grandioso
  2. MM = 88
  3. MM = 112
  4. MM = 76
duration: ca. 10 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: Stefan Kamasa - viola


Pożądanie [Desire], ballet (1969, unfinished; completed by Bogusław Madey) - orchestra, tape
  1. Act I
    • Prologue
    • 1. Picnic - Storm and Night
    • 2. The Lean and Fat Fears
    • 3. Atomic Fear: Towards the Stars
  2. Act II
    • Love Play under Control: Artist's Visions
    • Ballet of the Innocents
    • Cybernetic Ballet: Dance around the Machine
    • Remote-Controlled Space Ballet
    • La Picassienne
text(s): Mieczysław Bibrowski, after Le désir attrapé par la queue, Pablo Picasso
instrumentation: 2.2.3.2 - 4.3.3.0 perc(4-5) - hp.pf - str - tape
duration: 84 min.
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 18 March 1973, Warsaw: Teatr Wielki (Warsaw), M. Nowakowski - cond.


Pedagogical Works, Music for Children



Łatwe duety na tematy ludowe [Easy Duets on Folk Themes] (1945) - two violins
  1. Prelude
  2. Krakowiak I
  3. Nocturne
  4. Kujawiak
  5. Krakowiak II
  6. Piosenka [Song]
  7. March grotesque
publisher(s): PWM


Concertino for Violin and Piano (1945)
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Romance: Andante
  3. Finale: Vivace
duration: 6 min.
publisher(s): PWM/Edition Peters
premiere: 1945, Łódź: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


'Pod strzechą' Suite (1945) - ensemble
publisher(s): Czytelnik Warszawa


Suite (1946) - string ensemble
publisher(s): Czytelnik Warszawa


Suite (1946) - ensemble
publisher(s): Czytelnik Warszawa


Łatwe utwory na skrzypce i fortepian, z. I [Easy Pieces for Violin and Piano, Vol. I (1946)
  1. Preludium: Allegro moderato
  2. Melodia: Moderato
  3. Marsz [March]: Allegro moderato
  4. Kołysanka [Lullaby]: Andante
  5. Scherzino: Allegretto
publisher(s): PWM


Łatwe utwory na klarnet i fortepian [Easy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano (1948)
  1. Vivo
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro non troppo
  4. Andante
  5. Vivo
publisher(s): PWM
premiere: 1948, Warsaw: L. Kurkiewicz - clarinet, J. Lefeld - piano


Łatwe utwory na klarnet i orkiestrę [Easy Pieces for Clarinet and Orchestra (1948, orch. 1949?)
  1. Vivo
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro non troppo
  4. Andante
  5. Vivo
publisher(s): not known
premiere: Polish Radio


Łatwe utwory na skrzypce i fortepian, z. II [Easy Pieces for Violin and Piano, Vol. II (1949)
  1. Etiuda [Etude]: Allegro
  2. Kołysanka [Lullaby]: Andantino
  3. Groteska [Grotesque]: Allegro (tempo de marcia)
  4. Wspomnienie [Remembrance]: Allegretto
  5. Capriccio: Allegro ma non troppo
publisher(s): PWM


Z tych pagórków (1959) - children's song
text(s): M. Czerkawski
manuscript: missing



Stary szklarz (1960) - children's song
text(s): R. Pisarski
publisher(s): PWM


Unpublished Juvenalia (1920-30) and Early Works (1930-36)



March (1920?) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Theme and Variations (1924) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Four Preludes (1924) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Song (1927) - violin, piano
manuscript: National Library


Prelude & Fugue (1927) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Prelude No. 2 (1927) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Fugue in Three Voices (1927)
manuscript: National Library


Double Fugue (1928) - string quartet
manuscript: National Library


Double Fugue (1928) - choir
manuscript: National Library


Prelude (1928) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Sonata (No. 1) for Violin (1929)
manuscript: missing


Sinfonietta (1929) - string quartet
manuscript: National Library


Różowe w polu powoje (1929) - soprano, piano
text(s): traditional
manuscript: National Library


Sonata (No. 1) for Violin and Piano (1929)
manuscript: National Library


Allegro (1929) - piano
dedication: sister (Wanda)
manuscript: National Library


String Quartet (No. 1) (1930)
manuscript: National Library


Five Pieces for Flute Quartet (1930?)
manuscript: National Library


Fugue in Four Voices (1930?) - voices
manuscript: National Library


Oj Matulu (1930) - soprano, piano
text(s): Danglówny
manuscript: National Library


Adagio and Fugue (1930?) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Two Miniatures (1930?) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Andante i Allegro (1930?) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Sonata (No. 1) for Piano (1930)
manuscript: National Library


Capriccio (No. 1) for Violin (1930?)
manuscript: National Library


Partita (No. 1) (1930) - violin, piano
manuscript: National Library


String Quartet (No. 2) (1931)
manuscript: destroyed by the composer


Une piece pour violon et piano (1931)
manuscript: National Library


Poeme pour violon et piano (1931)
manuscript: National Library


De profundis clamavi ad Te Domine (Psalm) (1932) - solo voices, choir, orchestra
manuscript: National Library (Diploma Work, Warsaw Conservatory)


Suite (1931) - string ensemble
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 18 March 1936, Radio Ryga: Medius - cond.?


Toccata (1932) - piano
manuscript: National Library


Sinfonietta (1932) - orchestra
manuscript: destroyed (Diploma Work, Warsaw Conservatory)


Three Caricatures (1932) - orchestra
  1. J. Jarzębski
  2. Grzegorz Fitelberg
  3. K. Sikorski
dedication: K. Sikorski
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1933, Warsaw (radio broadcast): G. Fitelberg - cond.


Une piece pour violon et piano (1932)
manuscript: National Library


Trois pieces characteristiques pour piano (1932)
manuscript: National Library
premiere:


Witraż [Vitrail] (1932) - violin, piano
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, J. Lefeld - piano


Capriccio (No. 1) for violin and piano (1932)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, J. Lefeld - piano


Sonatina (No. 1) for piano (1933)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - piano


Suite for piano (193?)
manuscript: National Library


Pochód radości [Convoi do Joie], symphonic poem (1933)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1934, Warsaw (radio broadcast): Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.


Scherzo for piano (1934)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - piano


Capriccio (No. 2) for violin and piano (1934)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, J. Lefeld - piano


Andante i Allegro for Violin and Piano (1934)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, J. lefeld - piano


Lithuanian Songs for Violin and Piano (1934)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 May 1934, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, J. lefeld - piano


Partita for Violin and Piano (1934)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 27 May 1935, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, J. Lefeld - piano


Three Grotesques for piano (1935)
manuscript: National Library


Sonata (No. 2) for piano (1935)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 26 April 1939: M. Maillard-Verger - piano


Sinfonietta (1935) - small orchestra
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1936, Warsaw: Polish Radio Orchestra, Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.


Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1936)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: March 1937, Warsaw: S. Śnieckowski - oboe, I. Rosenbaum - piano


Allegro for Violin and Piano (1936)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1936, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Miscellaneous Unpublished Works



Symphony (No. 1) (1938) - orchestra
manuscript: National Library


Three Preludes for piano (1941)
manuscript: National Library


Sonata (No. 3) for piano (1942)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1942, Warsaw (underground concert): Grażyna Bacewicz - piano


Symphony No. 1 (1945) - orchestra
dedication: Grzegorz Fitelberg
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 28 May 1948, Cracow: Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, W. Bierdiajew - cond.


Legend for violin and piano (1945)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 October 1945, Cracow: Grażyna Bacewicz - piano, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Scherzo for Violin (1945)
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 March 1945, Lublin: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin


Symphony for String Orchestra (1946)
manuscript: National Library


Triptych (1946?) - choir, orchestra
text(s): traditional
manuscript: National Library


Introduction and Capriccio (1947) - orchestra
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 25 February 1947, Łódź: Philharmonic Orchestra, Z. Latoszewski - cond.
award(s): Mention, Szymanowski Composers Competition, 1948


Trio (1948) - oboe, clarinet, bassoon
manuscript: missing
premiere: 4 March 1948, Cracow: S. Śnieckowski - oboe, Rudnicki - clarinet, Orłow - bassoon


Krakowiak koncertowy [Concerto Cracowienne] (1949) - piano
dedication: S. Szpinalski
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1949, Warsaw: S. Szpinalski - piano
award(s): 3rd Prize, Chopin Composition Competition, Warsaw, 1949


Sonata No. 1 for piano (1949)
  1. Moderato
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Scherzo: Molto allegro
  4. Finale: Molto allegro
manuscript: National Library


Taniec Antyczny [Antique Dances] (1950) - violin, piano
manuscript: National Library (violin part only)
premiere: 1950 Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Polish Overture (1954) - orchestra
dedication: K. Sikorski
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 10 December 1954, Cracow: Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, B. Wodiczko - cond.


Suite (1955) - violin, piano
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1955, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Concerto No. 6 for Violin and Orchestra (1957)
manuscript: National Library


Incidental Music, Film-scores, Music for Radio Broadcast



Mazur [Mazurka] (1944) - orchestra
commission: Warsaw Radio
manuscript: Polish Radio, Warsaw


Farfarello, Róży (1945)
commission: Łódź Radio
manuscript: missing
premiere: 16 September 1945, Łódź (radio broadcast)


O Janku co psom szył buty, incidental music (1945)
commission: J. Słowacki, Teatr Wojska Polskiego, Łódź
manuscript: missing
premiere: 1945, Łódź


Szkice ludowe (1948) - radio orchestra
manuscript: missing
premiere: ??


Taniec polski na skrzypce i orkiestrę [Polish Dance for Violin and Orchestra (1948, orch. 1949)
duration: 1'35"
publisher(s): PWM?
premiere: 1949, Warsaw Radio


Oberek No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra (1949, orch. 1949?)
duration: 2 min.
publisher(s): ??
premiere: Polish Radio


Grotesque (1949) - orchestra
commission: Warsaw Radio
manuscript: Polish Radio, Warsaw
premiere: ??


Waltz (1949) - orchestra
commission: Warsaw Radio
manuscript: missing
premiere: ??


Serenade (1950?) - orchestra
commission: Warsaw Radio
manuscript: mising
premiere: ??


Wiwat - taniec wielkopolski No. 1 (1950?) - clarinet, string quartet
manuscript: missing
premiere: Polish Radio, Warsaw


Konrad Wallenrod, ilustracja muzyczna (1950)
manuscript: missing
premiere: Polish Radio, Warsaw


Krakowiak (1950) - orchestra
manuscript: Warsaw Radio


Polish Dance Suite (1950) - orchestra
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1950, Warsaw Radio: Baltic Philharmonic, B. Wodiczko - cond.


Taniec mazowiecki na wiolinczelę i orkiestrę [Mazovian Dance for Cello and Orchestra] (1951, orch. 1951?)
duration: c. 3 min.
publisher(s): ??
premiere: Warsaw Radio


Nocturne for Violin and Orchestra (from Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Piano) (1951, orch. 1951?)
publisher(s): ??
premiere: Warsaw Radio


Music for animated films (1950s)
manuscripts: missing


Oberek Noworoczny (1952) - orchestra
manuscript: missing
premiere: Warsaw Radio


Z chłopa król [Peasant King], orchestral suite (1953?) - orchestra
instrumentation: 3.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - perc(3) - str
publisher(s): ??
premiere: Warsaw Radio


Tryptych ludowy (1954) - choir, orchestra
manuscript: National Library
premiere: Warsaw Radio


Nieboskiej Komedii (1959) - incidental music
text(s): Z. Krasiński
director: B. Korzeniewski
manuscript: missing
premiere: 19 June 1959, Łódź: Teatr Nowy


Gile (1960) - children's song
text(s): M. Czerkawski?
manuscript: missing
premiere: Warsaw Radio


Troilus and Cressida (1960) - incidental music
text(s): William Shakespeare
director: B. Korzeniewski
manuscript: missing
premiere: 16 September 1960, Cracow: Teatr im. J. Słowackiego


Macbeth (1960) - incidental music
text(s): William Shakespeare
director: B. Korzeniewski
manuscript: missing
premiere: October 1960, Warsaw: Teatr Dramatyczny


Marysia i krasnoludki (1960) - film-score
director: M. Konopnicki
manuscript: missing
premiere: 1960, Łódź


Sprawa (1961) - incidental music
text(s): A. Suchowo-Kobylina
director: B. Korzeniewski
manuscript: missing
premiere: 22 October 1961, Łódź
award(s): 1st Prize, Katowice Festival of the Arts, 1962


Balladyny (1965) - incidental music
text(s): J. Słowacki
manuscript: missing
premiere: 4 December 1965, Warsaw: Teatr Polski


Mazepy (1965) - incidental music
text(s): J. Słowacki
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 1965, Zielona Góra: Teatru w Zielonej Górze


Transcriptions



Harnasie (1933) - piano reduction
source(s): Szymanowski, Harnasie
commission: Grzegorz Fitelberg
manuscript: missing


'Ze starej muzyki' Suite (1946) - ensemble
source(s): Tartini, Grave; Lully, Gavotte; Rameau, Rigaudon; Leclair, Sarabande; Veracini, Minuet
publisher(s): Czytelnik Warszawa


Capriccio (1946) - violin, piano
source(s): Paganini, Capriccio No. 24
manuscript: National Library
premiere: 6 October 1946, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Prelude (1947) - violin, piano
source(s): Szymanowski, Prelude No. 1 for piano
publisher(s): Czytelnik Warszawa/PWM (1982)
premiere: 1948, Warsaw: Grażyna Bacewicz - violin, Kiejstut Bacewicz - piano


Nocturne (1950) - violin, piano
source(s): E. Grieg, Nocturne, C major
publisher: Czytelnik Warszawa


Capriccio (19) - viola, piano
source(s): B. Campagnoli, Capriccio No. 17
publisher: PWM



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