Bujarski, Zbigniew

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Bujarski, Zbigniew

Bujarski, Zbigniew, Polish composer and pedagogue; b. Muszyna, Aug. 21, 1933. He received training in conducting (1955–58) and in composition (with Stanistaw Wiechowicz, 1956–50) at the State Higher School of Music in Kraków. In 1972 he joined its faculty, where he served as dean of the dept. of composition, conducting, and theory (1978–86) and as a prof, of composition (from 1992). In 1979 and 1987 he received the Minister of Culture and Arts Award, Second Class, in 1984 he was honored with the Award of the Polish Composers’ Union and the City of Kraków Award, and in 1991 he received the Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation Award of the U.S.


orch.:Tryptyk for Strings and Percussion (1958); Strefy (Zones; 1961; Kraków, June 15, 1962); Kinoth for Chamber Orch. (1963); Contraria (1965; Warsaw, Sept. 22, 1966); Musica domestica for 18 Strings (Warsaw, Sept. 22, 1977); Concerto per archi I for Violin and Strings (1979; Warsaw, Sept. 10, 1980) and II for Cello and Strings (1992; Kraków, Nov. 27, 1993); Similis Greco I (Warsaw, Sept. 23, 1979), II, Lumen (1997; Kraków, May 31, 1998), and III, Narodzenie (The Birth) for Chorus and Orch. (1981; Warsaw, Sept. 21, 1986); Veni Creator Spiritus (1988; Kraków, Nov. 17, 1989); Scolaresca for Strings (1993; Kraków, June 4, 1995); Pawana dia “oddalonej” (Pavane for a Remote One) for Strings (1994; Kraków, June 4, 1995). chamber: 3 string quartets: No. 1, Kwartet na otwarcie domu (Quartet for a Housewarming; Luslawice- Dwór, Aug. 29, 1980), No. 2, Kwartet na Adwent (Quartet for Advent; 1984; Warsaw, Feb. 25, 1985), and No. 3, Kwartet na Wielkanoc (Quartet for Easter; 1989; Kraków, Feb. 27, 1994); Lek ptaków I (The Fear of Birds) for Violin, Viola, and Percussionist (1993; Kraków, Jan. 17, 1994), II for 2 Clarinets and Percussion (1994; Kraków, June 9, 1995), and III for Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Percussion (Kraków, Dec. 7, 1995); Cassazione per Natale for Winds and Percussion (1996). organ:Veni Creator Spiritus (Gdansk, Aug. 9, 1983). vocal:Krzewy ptonqce (Burning Bushes) for Voice and Piano or Chamber Ensemble (1958); Synchrony I for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1959; also for Soprano, Chorus, and Orch., 1960); Chamber Piece for Voice, Flute, Harp, Piano, and Percussion (1963); El Hombre, oratorio for Soprano, Mezzo- soprano, Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1969–73; Warsaw, Sept. 21, 1974); Da Bóg nam kiedys...(One Day God Will Give Us...) for Baritone

and Piano (1983); Ogrody (The Gardens) for Soprano and Orch. (1987; Kraków, May 5, 1989); 5 Songs for Soprano, String Orch., and Vibraphone (1994–96; Kraków, May 20, 1997).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire