6 Songs of the Fairy Tale Princess, Op.31 (Szymanowski, Karol)




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Editor First edition
Language Polish / French / German
Translator French: Zofia Szymanowska (1898-1946)
German: Jan Śliwiński (1884-1950)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1926. Plate U.E. 8598.
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Work Title Six Songs of the Fairy Tale Princess, Op.31 - Pieśni Księżniczi z Baśni, Op.31
Alternative. Title Six Chants de la Princesse des Contes de Feé - Sechs Lieder der Märchenprinzessin
Composer Szymanowski, Karol
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 Songs
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1915
First Publication. 1926
Librettist Zofia Szymanowska (1898-1946)
Language Polish
Dedication à ma soeur Sophie - to my sister Sophie [Zofia Szymanowska]
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano

Misc. Comments

Section Listing

  1. Samotny księżyc - La lune solitaire - Der einsame Mond
  2. Słowik - Le Rossignol - Die Nachtigall
  3. Złote Trzewiczi - Les petits souliers d'or - Die goldenen Pantoffeln
  4. Taniec - La Danse - Der Tanz
  5. Pieśń o Fali - Le Chant de la Vague - Das lied der Welle
  6. Uczta - Le Festin - Das Fest

Nos. 1, 2 and 5 were arranged for orchestra by the Composer in 1933.
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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)