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Improwizacje op 38 nt. polskiej pieśni kościelnej Święty Boże

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Uploaded by: Organorak (10/02/13)
Composer: Surzyński, Mieczysław
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Romantic
Improwizacje op 38 nt. polskiej pieśni kościelnej Święty Boże (Variations on the Polish theme "Holy God")

Mieczysław Surzyński (1866 - 1924) was a Polish composer, organist, conductor and teacher. He was born in 1866 near Poznan, and died in 1924 in Warsaw. He was one of three brothers all of whom were organists and composers.

In 1885 he entered the Conservatory in Berlin, where he studied the organ under the direction of Otto Dienel and composition with Louis Busslera and Robert Radecki. In 1887 he moved to Leipzig Conservatory and continued his studies under the direction of Paul Homeyer and Solomon Jadalssohna. He also studied church music in Regensburg. Then he settled in Poznan, where in addition to his teaching also held - in 1890 - the artistic director and director of the Music Society Orchestra and conductor of one of the wheels singing. In addition, for some time he was organist at the cathedral in Poznan. In 1891 he became director of the church choir in Libawie, from 1893 through the eight years leading choirs Metropolitan Cathedral in St. Petersburg. In 1900 he moved to Saratov, where he was conductor of the choir of the cathedral and the seminary and professor at the School of Music. The following year he was in Kiev, and in 1904 he moved to Warsaw, where from 1906 to 1909 he was the conductor of the choir of the Warsaw Philharmonic. From 1906 until his death he was professor of organ at the Institute of Music in Warsaw.

His most famous work is this fine set of variations on the Polish hymn tune "Holy God". He also wrote an organ concerto, which was thought to have been lost but which was recently rediscovered and has been recorded.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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