6 Songs, Op.20 (Szymanowski, Karol)

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First edition


Polish / French / German


French: Zofia Szymanowska (1898-1946)
German: Jan Śliwiński (1884-1950)

Publisher Info.:

Warsaw: Gebethner and Wolff, 1925. Plate G. 6531 W.


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General Information

Work Title 6 Songs
Alternative Title 12 Piesńi
Composer Szymanowski, Karol
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.20
Movements/Sections 6 songs
1. Na księźycu czarym
Dans l'abîme d'une sombre lune - Auf dem schwarzen Monde
2. Święty Franciszek mówi
Saint François parle - Der heilige Franz spricht
3. Pachną mi dziwnie twoje złote włosy
Le doux parfum de tes cheveux - Gar seltsam duften deine goldnen Haare
4. W mem sercu
Mon âme rêve - In meinem Herzen
5. Z maurytańskich śpiewnych sak
Des pénombres du palais - Vom maurischen Freudenmal
6. Na pustej trzcinie
Ses cheveux s'emmêlent - Auf hohles Schilfrohr
Year/Date of Composition 1909
First Publication 1925
Librettist Tadeusz Miciński (1873-1918)
Language Polish
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links culture.pl article

Misc. Comments

Songs by Szymanowski
(only for voice and piano if not stated otherwise)
  • 4 Songs, Op.41, lyr. Rabindranath Tagore/Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (1918)
  • Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin, Op.42 for voice and piano (1918) or for voice and orchestra (1934)
  • 2 Basque Songs, Op.44, lyr. anonymous/? (1925, lost)
  • 3 Soldiers' songs (without op. number), lyr. Kornel Makuszyński, Andrzej Czyżowski (1920)
  • Słopiewnie, Op.46-bis for voice and piano (1921) or for voice and orchestra (1928), lyr. Julian Tuwim
  • 3 Lullabies, Op.48, lyr. Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (1922)
  • 20 Children's Rhymes, Op.49, lyr. Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna (1922-23)
  • Dans les prés fleuris, lyr. anonymous (1925, 1926?)
  • 7 Joyce Songs, Op.54, lyr. James Joyce (1926)
  • Vocalise-Étude (1928)
  • 6 Kurpian Songs (without op. number) for unaccompanied choir, lyr. anonymous (1928-29)
  • 12 Kurpian Songs, Op.58, lyr. anonymous (1930-32)
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