Przybylski, Bronislaw Kazimierz

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Przybylski, Bronisław Kazimierz

Przybylski, Bronisław Kazimierz , Polish composer and teacher; b. Łódź, Dec. 11, 1941. He was a student of Franciszek Wesolowski (theory diploma, 1964) and Tomasz Kiesewetter (composition diploma, 1969) at the Łódź State Coll. of Music, of Szabelski in Katowice, and of Haubenstock-Ramati at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik (1975–76). From 1964 he taught at the Łódź State Coll. of Music.


DRAMATIC: Miriam, ballet (1985); The Strange Adventures of Mr. Hare, musical fairy tale (1985); Wawelski Smok, ballet (1987); 3 Cheers for the Elephant, musical fairy tale (1989). ORCH.: Quattro studi (1970); Suite of Polish Dances (1971); In honorem Nicolai Copernici (1972); Scherzi musicali for Strings (1973); Memento (1973); 4 Kurpian Nocturnes for Harp or Guitar and Strings (1973, 1975); Concerto Polacco for Accordion and Orch. (1973); Guernica: Pablo Picasso in memoriam (1974); 5 syms.: Sinfonia Polacca (1974–78), Sinfonia da Requiem (1976), Sinfonia-Corale (1981), Sinfonia-Affresco (1982), and Jubiläums-Sinfonie (1983, 1995); Raàogoszca, funeral music for Chamber Orch. (1975); Drammatico (1976); Animato e Festivo (1978); Cottbuser Ouvertüre (1980); A Varsovie (1981); Program S, hommage à Karol Szymanowski for Piano and Strings (1982); Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings (1983); Folklore, suite for Strings (1983); Return, quasi symphonie poem (1984); Midnight Echoes Music for Strings (1985); Concerto Classico for Accordion and Orch. or Strings (1986); Scherzi for Violin and Chamber Orch. (1990; also for Cello and Symphonic Band); Lacrimosa 2000 for Strings (1991). CHAMBER.: Wind Quintet (1967); String Quartet, Quartetto di Tritone (1969); La Follia for Accordion (1974); The 4 Seasons for Accordion (1976); Arnold Schönberg in memoriam for String Quartet (1977); The Royal Tournament for Wind Quintet (1977); Asteroedides I-V for Accordion Quintet (1978); Quasi un sonata for Violin and Piano (1980); 3 accordion sonatinas (1983); Metamorphosen for Accordion and String Quartet (1985); Trio for Violin, Cello, and Accordion (1986); Modal Piece l-ll for Accordion Quintet (1986); Bimodal Piece for 2 Accordion Quintets (1986); Musica concertante for Organ and Percussion (1986); Folklore II for Guitar and Harpsichord (1986); Double Play for 2 Accordions (1987); A.B. Sonata for Accordion (1988); Night Music for Flute, Guitar, and Accordion (1988); Spring Sonata for Accordion (1989); Concerto della morte e della vita for Chamber Group (1991); Scherzo-Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1992); Autumn Multiplay for 6 Instruments (1994); A Sleeping Bear for Accordion (1995); A Porcelain Dancer for Accordion (1995). VOCAL: A Tale of the Life and Death of Karol Walter-Swier-czewskiego, cantata for Tenor, Bass, Reciter, and Men’s Chorus or Mixed Chorus and Orch. (1969); Midnight, monodrama for Actor and Chamber Ensemble (1973); Voices for 3 Actors and Chamber Ensemble (1974); Requiem for Soprano, 2 Reciters, Boy’s Chorus, and Orch. (1976); Jagsagen for Speaker and Brass Quintet (1978); Mazowsze for Reciter, 4 Optional Melodic Instruments, and Percussion (1979); The City of Hope, cantata for Bass, Chorus, and 2 Orchs. (1979); In Memoriam, 4 songs for Voice and Chamber Ensemble (1982); Portrait of a Lady for Voices and Chamber Ensemble (1982); Bosnie, fairy tales for Voices and Chamber Ensemble (1982); choruses; solo songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire