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Friday, July 11, 2014
Great Polish Composers: Wladyslaw Zelenski
July 6, 1837 – January 23, 1921
Zelenski was musically gifted from a very young age. He soon began taking piano
lessons, first from Casimir Wojciechowski and then from
John Germasza.. And continued studies in song and composition with F. Mirecki.
In Prague, he studied the organ with J. Krejc and piano with A. Dreyschock.He also attended the prestigious
Jagiellonian University, studying philosophy.
By the time Zelenski reached twenty
years of age he already composed two string quartets, trios, and an overture.
He conducted the premiere concert of Ouverture, on July 29, 1857.Quite amazing accomplishments for such a
Zelenski stayed in Paris from 1866 to
1870 studying composition at the Conservatory with N.H. Reber and B. Damcke. Two
years later he went to Warsaw to accept a position as director of the Music
Institute, which previously was managed by Moniuszko.In 1878 Zelenski was selected to be the
artistic director of the Warsaw Music Society.
In 1881 returned to Krakow to settle
down and work as a teacher at the Krakow Music Society, and became its director
a few years later.. He counted among his students the ranks of H. Opienski, F.
Szopski, Z. Stojowski, B. Wallek-Walewski, K. Garbusinski, Sz, Profic.
Zelenski's work is comprised by
numerous 5 string quartets, sextet, trios, piano quartets, works for violin and
piano,sonatas, symphonies and an large collection of songs.
born in Grodkowice and was the father of physician
and writer Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński.
died on January 23, 1921 and was buried in the family
tomb at Rakowice Cemetery,
Graphics Zofia Stryjeńska - Janek opera by Wladyslaw-Zelenski
W Tatrach (In the Tatra Mountains), overture, Op.27
Echa leśne (Forest Echos), overture
Suita tańców polskich (Suite of Polish Dances), Op.47
Symfonie lesne (Spring Symphony), Op.41
Polonez koncertowy (Concert Polonaise)
Trauerklänge, Elegisches Andante, Op.36
Concerto E-flat major for piano and orchestra, Op. 60
Romance for cello and orchestra, Op.40
Quartet in C minor, Op.61
Trio in E major, Op.22
for violin and piano, Op.16
F major for violin and piano, Op.30
Quartet in F major, Op.28
Quartet in A major, Op.42
Wariacje na temat własny (Variations on an Original
Theme) for string quartet, Op.21 (1883)
2 Mazurkas for piano, Op.31
25 Preludes for organ, Op.38
Marsz uroczysty (Ceremonial March) for piano, Op.44
Rêverie for piano, Op.48
Władysław is author of over 100 songs, most
WITH OPUS NUMBER
Op.1 - Gdy pozdrowię. Śplew na Br. Krakau, Grzybowsk: words
by Adam Mickiewicz (ca. 1857-1860, pub.1864)
Op.1 also - String Quartet in E (mentioned in Culture.pl
Op.2 - Moja
pieszczotka for voice and piano
Op.2 also - String Quartet (see Culture.pl worklist. Again
Op.3 - Spiewak w obcej stronle na Br. Krakau, Grzybowsk 1860
or earlier (words by Bohdan Zaleski)
Op.3 - also, piano sonata
Op.4 - Tęddy, tęddy leciał ptaszek. Duo na S. i Ca. z Fortep.
- 1864 or earlier
used for a march published or republished in 1891?