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Ludomir Różycki (1883-1953)
Piano works 1
AP0263 , DDD - TT: 71'50"
Copyright (R)2012, (c)1 XI 2012
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  1. Gra fal op. 4
  2. 4 Impromptus op. 6
  3. 3 Morceaux op. 15
  4. Balladyna op. 25
  5. 4 Intermezzi op. 42
  6. 5 Fantasiestücke op. 46
  7. Rossignol op. 55

Seferinova Valentina, piano

booklet: Łukasz Kaczmarek (Polish, English)

Piano music holds a special place in the output of Ludomir Różycki. The future composer was surrounded by music as a child. The Różyckis regularly entertained in their household some of the most celebrated figures of the era, including Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Stanisław Barcewicz, Aleksander Michałowski and Zygmunt Noskowski. The latter two soon became Ludomir's teachers during his studies at the Warsaw Conservatory. The Conservatory witnessed Różycki score his first major achievements as a composer with the appearance of his Piano Variations in A minor, Variations for String Quartet in D major and Violin Sonata in A minor, in addition to a couple of piano sonatas. His piano miniatures, written in the wake of his gold medal-honoured completion of studies at the Conservatory, luckily survived the Second World War. After his hugely successful diploma concert, at which Różycki conducted his own Ballade for piano and orchestra, the young composer retreated to a spa resort in Połąga on the Baltic coast. There, in the summer of 1904, he wrote his Nocturne in D major op. 3 no 3, dedicated to his beloved Stefania Mławska, who became his wife the following year.