Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski
Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski (born November 27, 1879 in Warsaw, died April 21, 1950 in Bydgoszcz) was a Polish composer, teacher and pianist. He was one of the founders of the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition named after his famous uncle, and chaired the Jury of the International Piano Competition Fryderyk Chopin, in 1932 and 1937.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Wieniawski studied composition with Henryk Meliec Szczawiński and piano with Zygmunt Noskowski, then in Berlin with Woldemar Bargel, and in Paris with Vincent d'Indy, Gabriel Fauré and André Gedalge.
During the First World War he served in the ranks of the French army. In 1918 he returned to Warsaw where he lectured at the Warsaw Conservatory, and in 1928 became its director. In the same year he became president of the Warsaw Musical Society Stanislaw Moniuszko. In 1932 he became president of the Polish Composers' Union. He was one of the organizers of the II (1932) and III International Piano Competition Fryderyk Chopin (1937). During both editions of the competition he was the chairman of the jury. In 1935 he organized the first edition of the International Violin Competition Henryk Wieniawski.
He composed operas, ballets, symphonic and chamber music, piano pieces and popular songs. He was awarded the Commander Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (1947) , the Gold Cross of Merit and the French Knight's Cross of the Order of the Legion of Honor and the War Cross.
Compositions[edit | edit source]
Opera[edit | edit source]
Megaië (1910, Warsaw, December 28, 1912) Zofka , comic opera (1923) Liberated (Warsaw, July 5, 1928) King Lover Music Comedy (Warsaw, March 19, 1931)
Ballets[edit | edit source]
Lalita (1922) Aktea in Jerusalem (Warsaw, June 4, 1927)
Symphonic Pieces[edit | edit source]
Bajeczki - sinfonietta Concertino for piano and orchestra
Film Scores[edit | edit source]
Scary Mansion (1936) dir. Leonard Buczkowski .
References[edit | edit source]
1. MP of 1947 No. 78, pg. 517
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
Stanisław Łoza (ed.): Do you know who it is? . Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Głównej Księgarni Wojskowej, 1938, p. 795.
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