Karol Szymanowski: Slopiewnie

Karol Szymanowski Slopiewnie
Slopiewnie

Karol Szymanowski: Slopiewnie

Opus:
op. 46b
Year of composition:
1921
Scored for:
for soprano and orchestra
Composer:
Karol Szymanowski
Text author:
Julian Tuwim
Original language:
Polish
Translator:
Zofia Grzybowska-Szymanowska; Rudolf Stephan Hoffmann
Soloists:
soprano
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - pno, str
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe
clarinet in A (+cl in Bb)
bassoon
horn in F
piano
soprano
violin I
violin II
viola I
viola II
violoncello
contrabass
Table of contents:
Kirschenweiß
Grüne Lust
Der heilige Franziskus
Rotes Lied
Wanda
Duration:
10’
Dedication:
"A ma soeur Madame St. Korwin-Szymanowska"
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Work introduction

Julian Tuwim’s atmospheric, almost secessionist poems inspired Karol Szymanowski to write an exquisite song cycle. The music is refined with wonderful, oriental-style melodic phrases, fragile and brilliantly chosen. The non-vibrato soprano voice itself – frequently accompanied by an instrument or a group of instruments in unison – has an almost instrument-like character. With Słopiewnie, Szymanowski created a unique and striking world that is a joy to explore.


Słopiewnie op. 46 at culture.pl

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