Aleksander Zarzycki

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Aleksander Zarzycki (26 February 1834 in Lviv (Lemberg), Austria-Hungary (now Ukraine) – 1 November 1895 in Warsaw) was a Polish pianist, composer and conductor. Author of piano and violin compositions, mazurkas, polonaises, krakowiaks, and songs.

In 1871 he co-founded and became a first director of the Warsaw Music Society (Warszawskie Towarzystwo Muzyczne). In the years of 1879–1888 director of the Warsaw Music Institute (Insytut Muzyczny w Warszawie).

Selected works[edit]

Orchestral

  • Suite polonaise (Suita polska), Op. 37
  1. À la polonaise (Tempo di polacca)
  2. À la mazourka
  3. Intermezzo cantabile
  4. À la cracovienne

Concertante

  • Grande polonaise for piano and orchestra, Op. 7
  • Concerto (Koncert fortepianowy) for piano and orchestra, Op. 17
  • Andante et polonaise (Andante i polonez A-dur) in A major for violin and orchestra (or piano), Op. 23
  • Introduction et cracovienne (Introduction and Krakowiak; Introdukcja i Krakowiak D-dur) in D major for violin and orchestra, Op. 35

Chamber music

  • Romance (Romans) for violin and piano or small ensemble accompaniment (flute, clarinet, 2 horns and strings), Op. 16 (published 1876) [1]
  • Mazurka in G major for violin and piano or orchestra, Op. 26 (published 1884)[2]
  • Mazurka No. 2 (II. Mazurek E-dur) in E major for violin and piano, Op. 39

Piano

  • Valse brillante (1866)
  • Grande valse, Op. 4 (published 1862)[3]
  • 2 Chants sans paroles, Op. 6
  1. Berceuse
  2. Idylle
  • 2 Nocturnes (G? major, A major), Op. 10 (published 1868)[4]
  • 2 Mazurkas, Op. 12 (published in 1869)[5]
  • Chant d'amour et Barcarolle, 2 Morceaux, Op. 19
  • Sérénade et Valse-Impromptu, 2 Morceaux, Op. 24
  • Mazurka in E, Op.38 (published 1894)[6]

Vocal

  • "Mi?dzy nami nic nie by?o"
  • 3 Lieder, Op. 11 (published 1868)[7]
  • 3 Songs for soprano and piano, Op. 22

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The name of Aleksander Zarzycki (1834–1895) is barely known today and his music even less so. He played a significant role in the development of musical education in Warsaw, becoming the first director of the Warsaw Music Society in 1871 and later moving to the Music Institute in 1879, where among the teachers whom he engaged was Paderewski. He was also a fine pianist, having studied in Berlin in the mid-1850s before moving in 1857 to Paris (where Chopin had died just eight years earlier) to pursue his career as a composer. Three years into his studies, in the Salle Herz, he united both talents when he premiered two new compositions: the Grande Polonaise and Piano Concerto in A flat major.