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Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

(b. 1923)


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(b Lwów, 1923).

Polish‐born conductor and composer (Amer. cit. 1963). Early career as pianist until injury, then concentrated on cond.: Wrocław PO 1946–7, Katowice Nat. PO 1949–54, Kraków PO 1955–6, Warsaw Nat. PO 1957–9. Amer. début Cleveland Orch. 1958. Salzburg Fest. 1968. Mus. dir. Minneapolis (later Minnesota) SO 1960–79. Prin. cond. Hallé Orch. 1984–92. Comps. incl. 5 syms. (1936–54); ca. conc. (1969); cl. conc. (1981); vn. conc. (1985); Fantasia for 6, ob., vn., va., vc., db., pf. (1988); Fantasia for 3, fl., ob., vc. (1992); Chamber Conc. (1993); Passacaglia immaginaria, orch. (1995); Conc. for Orch. (1999); pf. conc. (2002); 4 str. qts.; cl. trio; str. trio; film scores; and songs.

Subjects: Music.


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