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): DUX 0241

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): Cambria CA 90717

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): Cala-United CAL 88014, Cala-United CAL 88021, Olympia OCD 387

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): Accord ACD 023, AMP st 104, Aperto CD 86421Conifer CDCF 51246Koch Schwann 3-1143-2Olympia OCD 392Polonia APO 86 410/1

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): Mention, International Olympic Arts Competition, London, 1948; State Prize, 1948

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): Chamber Sound CSCD 95011

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): 1st Prize, Polish Music Festival, Warsaw, 1951; State Prize, 2nd Class, 1952
recording(s): Ambitus AMB 97830, Cambria CA 90717, Centaur CRC 2119Chamber Sound CSCD 95011Muza XW-71 (Polskie Nagrania), Olympia OCD 392

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): Chamber Sound CSCD 95011, Polskie Nagrania PNCD 272

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): ASV CD 908, DTR 9501, Olympia OCD 310, Troubadisc TRO CD 04

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): Polskie Nagrania PNCD 272, Sony SK 52568

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): Cambria CA 90717

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): Olympia OCD 310

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): Chamber Sound CSCD 95011

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): Koch Schwann CD 3-1143-2

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): Ars Musica Poloniae 2001, Dorchester Classics DRC 1004, Olympia OCD 392

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): Polskie Nagrania PNCD 272

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): Cambria CA 90717

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): Olympia OCD 387

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): AUR CD 31 4 73

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): Chamber Sound CSCD 95011, Pavane ADW 7266

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): Troubadisc TRO CD 04

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): Olympia OCD 311

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): Olympia OCD 311

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): Opus One CD 148

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): Olympia OCD 323, Olympia OCD 392

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): Olympia OCD 387

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): Olympia OCD 310, Troubadisc TRO CD 04

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): Olympia OCD 311

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): Olympia OCD 311

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): Olympia OCD 311

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): Chamber Sound CSCD 95011

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