Wallek-Walewski, Boleslaw

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Wallek-Walewski, Boleslaw

Wallek-Walewski, Boleslaw, Polish conductor, pedagogue, and composer; b. Lemberg, Jan. 23,1885; d. Krakow, April 9,1944. He studied theory and composition with Soltys and Niewiadomski and piano with Maliszowa and Zelinger in Lemberg; he then continued his training with Zeleñski and Szopski at the Krakow Cons, and completed his studies with Riemann and Prüfer in Leipzig. He became a prof. (1910) and director (1913) of the Krakow Cons. He was founder-conductor of his own choral society, and also appeared as an operatic and sym. conductor. His compositions followed along Romantic lines.


dramatic: Opera: Pan Twardowski (1911; Krakow, 1915); Dola (Lot; Krakow, 1919); Pomsta Jontkowa (1926); Legenda o królewnie Wandzie (The Legend of the King’s Daughter Wanda; 1936). ORCH.: 2 symphonic poems: Pawel i Gawel (1908) and Zygmunt August i Barbara (1912). VOCAL: Oratorios; cantatas; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire