Walacinski, Adam

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Walaciński, Adam

Walaciński, Adam, Polish composer and teacher; b. Kraków, Sept. 18, 1928. He received private instruction in violin from Wactaw Niemczyk (1945-46), and then studied violin with Eugenia Uminska (1947-52) and composition with Artur Malawski (1952) at the State Higher School of Music in Krakow. He then studied composition privately with Stefan Kisielewski, and later completed his training with Bogustaw Schaef-fer at the State Higher School of Music in Krakow (honors degree, 1974). In 1972 he joined its faculty, where he was a prof, (from 1991) and vice-rector (1993-96). In 1966 he received the State Award, 1stClass, in 1976 the City of Krakow Award, and in 1981 the Minister of Culture and Arts Award.


ORCH: Walaciński, Adam Composizione “Alfa”for Strings (1958); Horyzonty (Horizons) for Chamber Orch. (1962); Sequenze (1963); Concerto da camerafor Violin and Strings (1964; rev. 1967); Epigramy (Epigrams) for Chamber Orch. (1967; Kraków, April 17,1969); Refrains et réflexions (1969); Notturno 70for 24 Strings, 3 Flutes, and Percussion (1970); Torso (1971; Kraków, Jan. 21, 1972); Drama e burla (Warsaw, Oct. 21, 1988). CHAMBER: String Quartet (1959); Modyfikacje (Modifications) for Viola and Piano (1960; Kraków, Jan. 22,1975); Intradafor 7 Players (1962); Canto tricolorefor Flute, Violin, and Vibraphone (1962); Fogli Volantifor String Trio (1965); Canzonafor Viola, Prepared Piano, and Tape (1966); Dichromiafor Flute and Piano (1967; Kraków, June 5, 1969); On peut écouter... for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1971; rev. 1997; Kraków, June 1,1998); Divertimento interrottofor 13 Players (1974; Warsaw, Sept. 27, 1975); Bailadafor Flute and Piano (1986; Kraków, March 26, 1987); Mata muzyka jesienna (Little Autumn Music) for Oboe and String Trio (Kraków, Oct. 27, 1986); Pastoralefor Violin, Flute, and Oboe (Kraków, June 1992); Fantasia sopra “Ave Maris Stella”for Cello (Kraków, May 18, 1997); La Vida es sueñofor Flute, Guitar, and Viola (Warsaw, Sept. 18,1998); Duo for Viola and Cello (Kraków, May 24,1999); Serenatafor Oboe and String Trio (Kraków, May 24, 1999); Girlanda (Garland) for 8 Flutes (Kraków, April 17, 1999). Piano: Rotazione (1961); Allaloafor Electronically transformed Piano (1970; Bydgoszcz, Oct. 16,1971; also with tape, Wrodaw, Feb. 23, 1972); Moments musicauxfor 2 Pianos (Kraków, March 20, 1987). VOCAL: Liryka sprzed zasniecia (A Lyric Before Falling Asleep) for Soprano, Flute, and 2 Pianos (Warsaw, Dec. 1963); Microphoniesfor Soprano, Actor, Clarinet, Viola, Cello, Harp, and Percussion (1974).

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