Jadwiga Szamotulska

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Jadwiga Szamotulska
Born (1911-05-28)28 May 1911
Warsaw, Poland
Died 14 November 1981(1981-11-14) (aged 70)
Warsaw, Poland
Education Warsaw Conservatory
Occupation
  • Pianist
  • Academic
  • Translator
  • Librettist
Organization

Jadwiga Szamotulska (28 May 1911 – 14 November 1981) was a Polish pianist, pedagogue, translator of art-song lyrics and librettos, university instructor at the Academy of Music in Kraków (then called Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Muzyczna) in Kraków, performing artist with the National Philharmonic in Warsaw (Filharmonia Narodowa) in Warsaw, and voice coach for the soloists of the Grand Theatre, Warsaw (Teatr Wielki).

Szamotulska recorded for many years with violinist Wanda Wiłkomirska for the Polskie Nagrania record label, notably the music of Poland's leading classical composers Henryk Wieniawski, Karol Szymanowski and Grażyna Bacewicz.[1]

Career

Szamotulska was born and lived in Warsaw for most of her life. In the interwar period, she studied piano at the Warsaw Conservatory (now Fryderyk Chopin University of Music) with teachers Paweł Lewiecki (de)[2] and Marcelina Kimont-Jacynowa.[3] After graduation, she worked as an accompanist at her alma mater. Following the invasion of Poland in 1939, she performed at clandestine concerts. After the conclusion of the war in 1945 she obtained the position of accompaniment class director at the PWSM in Kraków, which she held until 1965.[3] In 1948, she performed in the premiere of Witold Lutosławski's Two Children's Songs, with Irena Wiskida.[4]

She then relocated back to Warsaw, and joined the orchestra of National Philharmonic (Filharmonia Narodowa). At the same time, until 1972, she worked as voice teacher with the soloists of Grand Theatre, Warsaw, where she coached soprano Halina Łukomska among others,[5] and translated several hundred art songs[3] (including by Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert).[6] She translated librettos of operas, such as Handel's Giulio Cesare for its first performance at the theatre in 1962.[7]

She lived at Marszałkowska 35 in Warsaw,[8] and died on 14 November 1981.[3] She is buried at the Powązki Cemetery (Stare Powązki) in Warsaw.[9]

Her recordings include a 1957 collection of classical music for children, with violinist Wanda Wiłkomirska, presenting Giovanni Battista Viotti's Violin Concerto No. 23 in G major, Jean-Baptiste Accolay's Concerto in A minor, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Old French Song, Op. 39/16, and Wieniawski's Chanson polonaise, Op. 12/2, among others.[10]

Discography

  • Wanda Wiłkomirska dzieciom (Wanda Wiłkomirska for children), Wanda Wilkomirska, Jadwiga Szamotulska. Data di pubblicazione: 1 gennaio 1957. Etichetta: Polskie Nagrania 2096.[10][11]
  • Wspomnienia Z Paryża, René Glaneau, Orkiestra Ryszarda Damrosza, Polskie Nagrania L 0319, 1960.[12]
  • Carnavalul Animalelor (as J. Sramolniska): The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, Debussy's Children's Corner – Orchestra simfonică a Filarmonicii Naționale din Varșovia, conducted by Witold Rowicki (LP, Mono), Electrecord, Electrecord ECE 0395, ECE-0395.[13]
  • Tematyka Dziecięca W Muzyce Symfonicznej (Children's Themes in Symphonic Music), The Carnival of the Animals, Children's Corner, Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Narodowej, Polskie Nagrania Muza XL 0232.[13]
  • Händel, Ravel, Szymanowski, works by Handel (aria) and Ravel (Chansons madécasses); Wanda Bieniecka (soprano), Jerzy Chudyba (flute), Henryk Palulis (violin), Wanda Borucińska (cello), Veriton, SXV-788, SXV-788-P.[13]

Notes

  1. ^ Wanda Wilkomirska, violin; with Jadwiga Szamotulska, piano; for POLSKIE NAGRANIA (1953–1957), WandaWilkomirska.com 
  2. ^ Michał Zieliński (2006), "Paweł Lewiecki – biography", Historical interpretations of Friderick Chopin work, National Library in Warsaw 
  3. ^ a b c d Encyklopedia muzyki PWN (2018), Szamotulska Jadwiga, ur. 28 V 1911, Warszawa, zm. 14 XI 1981, tamże, pianistka, RMF Classic 
  4. ^ Witold Lutosławski, Polish Music Center, retrieved 1 June 2018 
  5. ^ Małgorzata Komorowska, "Soprano Halina Łukomska" (PDF), MUZA, Maestro.net.pl, p. 3 of 9 in current document 
  6. ^ Stanisława & Jan Hoffmanowie, eds. (1957), "Jan Brahms; Pieśni wybrane. 2. Na głos niski", Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne  See also: Program Gdańskiego Festiwalu Muzyki Chóralnej (PDF), March 2018, p. 14 
  7. ^ Małgorzata Komorowska, "Opera Juliusz Cezar, 28 April 1962", Archives of the Grand Theatre, Warsaw, Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa 
  8. ^ "Jadwiga Szamotulska", Adresy. Nazwiska. Marszałkowska 35, Cyfrowa Biblioteka Polskiej Piosenki 
  9. ^ Bogna (31 July 2016), "Jadwiga Szamotulska", Grave: kwatera 201 (3/3), 5 May 2016, Moje cmentarze 
  10. ^ a b "Wanda Wilkomirska for children", pigasus-shop.de, retrieved 13 May 2018 
  11. ^ "Old French Song, Op. 39 No. 16", Testi Canzoni, MTV Networks, Italy, 2015 
  12. ^ "René Glaneau, Orkiestra Ryszarda Damrosza: Wspomnienia Z Paryża.", Label: Polskie Nagrania, L 0319. Format: Vinyl, LP, 10". Country: Poland. Released: 1960. Classical, Discogs 
  13. ^ a b c Jadwiga Szamotulska, Discogs, 2018 
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