Sikorski, Tomasz

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Sikorski, Tomasz

Sikorski, Tomasz, Polish composer and pianist, son of Kazimierz Sikorski; b. Warsaw, May 19, 1939; d. there, Nov. 13, 1988. He studied piano with Drzewiecki and composition with his father at the Warsaw Cons.; then took lessons with Boulanger in Paris. As a pianist, he emphasized new music in his programs. His own compositions were in an advanced idiom.


DRAMATIC: Radio Opera: Przygody Sindbada zeglaraza (The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor; 1971). ORCH.: Concerto breve for Piano, 24 Winds, and 4 Percussionists (1965); Sequenza I (1966); Holzwege (1972); Étude (1972); Music in Twilight for Piano and Orch. (1978); Strings in the Earth for 15 Strings (1979–80); Self-portrait (1983); Autoritratto for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1983); La Notte for Strings (1984); Omaggio per quattro pianoforti ed orchestra in memoriam Borges (1987). CHAMBER: Echoes 2 quasi improvvisazione for 1 to 4 Pianos, Percussion, and Tape (1961–63); Architectures for Piano, Winds, and Percussion (1965); Intersections for 36 Percussion Instruments (1968); Homophony for 4 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 4 Trombones, Piano, and 2 Gongs (1968); For Strings for 3 Violins and 3 Violas (1970); Bez tytulu (Untitled) for Piano, Clarinet, Trombone, and Cello (1972); Other Voices for Winds and Percussion (1975); Das Schweigen der Sirenen for Cello (1986). Piano: Sonant (1967); Diafonia for 2 Pianos (1969); Zerstreutes Hinausschauen (1971); Listening Music for 2 Pianos (1973). VOCAL: Antyfony for Soprano without Text, Piano, Horn, Chimes, 2 Gongs, 2 Tamtams, and Tape (1963); Prologues for Women’s Chorus, 2 Pianos, 4 Flutes, 4 Horns, and 4 Percussionists (1964); Vox humana for Chorus, 12 Brasses, 2 Pianos, 4 Gongs, and 4 Tam-tams (1971); Music from Afar for Chorus and Orch. (1974); Sickness Unto Death for Narrator, 2 Pianos, 4 Trumpets, and 4 Horns (1976).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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