S. A. Krzyżanowski

Early cover
Typical cover (1887)
Color cover showing nationalist sentiment (1884)
Typical color cover (1903)



Stanisław Andrzej Krzyżanowski started a bookshop in Floriańska Street in Kraków in 1869. Before long he was also distributing magazines and running a lending library, employing 50 people. He published academic books in conjunction with the Jagiellonian University. In 1875 he moved to the Rynek Glowny, Kraków’s famous main square and started a music lending library.

Krzyżanowski played a major role in both the literary and musical life of the city, promoting concerts in the Hotel Saski, where the performers included Anton Rubinstein, Johannes Brahms, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski. From 1882 the firm published music, mainly songs, piano pieces and dances by Jan Karol Gall, Adam Wroński, Władysław Żeleński, Gadowski, Zygmunt Noskowski, and Stanisław Niewiadomski. The period from 1880 until 1914, known as the Young Poland period (Polish: Młoda Polska), was regarded by succeeding generations as a golden age of Polish culture. At that time Cracow was in Galicia, a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Galicia stretched across the Northern Carpathian foothills from Cracow, (Krakau in German, now Kraków in Polish) in the West to Lvov (Lemberg in German, now Lviv in Ukranian) in the East.

In 1908 Stanisław’s son Marian Krzyżanowski took over the store. He was a music enthusiast who published over 400 works by Polish composers. The founder finally died in 1922, but the name of the firm was unchanged. Although Poland finally achieved independence in 1918 after 123 years of partition, the interwar years were difficult for the company. In the war years (1939-45), under German occupation they published children’s books. After the war they were nationalized by the communist government, and all the music publishing side was transferred to the new Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne. Marian Krzyżanowski died in 1964 and was succeeded by his daughter Barbara Łasińska. She handed it over to her colleagues Helena and Henryk Druć in 1972. The firm continued to operate until 2014 as a second-hand bookstore at 26 St. Thomas’ Street.


Imprints, Agencies, Addresses


  • S. A. Krzyżanowski
  • S. A. Krzyżanowskiego


  • Kraków

Plate Numbers

Krzyżanowski plate numbers appear in the format of S.A.K. ###, S. ### K., or ###. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
05 Żeleński Marzenia dziewczyny
016 Hofman Polonez cesarski 1882
024 Giustiniani Czemu? Perchê?
035 Rychling Polonaise in F major (Eberle engraving)
036 Gall 2 Petits morceaux grotesques
037 Żeleński 2 Pieśni, Op.7 (Eberle engraving)
044 Wroński Figlarka, Op.50 1883
045 Wroński Olga, Op.51 1883
046 Wroński Marzenia, Op.52 1883
047 Wroński Konwalie, Op.53 1883
048 Wroński Polonez jubileuszowy, Op.54 1883
050 Wroński Wieniec laurowy, Op.55 1883
052 Wroński Pieśni polskie, Op.57 1883
062 Noskowski Wiara, miłość i nadzieja, Op.13
064 Wroński Lutnia polska, Op.62 1884
075 Wroński Sokół, Op.68 1886
077 Wroński Marya, Op.72
079 Wroński Dumka i Kolomyjka, Op.71
083 Wroński U źródła w Krynicy, Op.75 1886
084 Wroński Szybko w lot, Op.76 1886
085 Lubomirski Idylle
090 Wroński Marsz uroczysty, Op.79 1886
092 Wroński Zbiór pieśni polskich
093 Żeleński Barkarola
099 Sierosławski Wspomnienie 1886
101 Wroński Marsz żałobny for Kraszewski 1887
103 Wroński Hucułeczka, Op.84
105 Wroński Z Wystawy Krakowskiej, Op.81 1887
116 Noskowski Szkice Weglem, Op.23
117 Rychling Polonaise in D major (Eberle engraving)
120 Hertz Pieśni nasze
122 Żeleński Marsz uroczysty, Op.44 (Eberle engraving)
145 Wroński Stefcia, Op.118
147 Wroński Hydropatyczny Kadryl, Op.120
148-151 Gall 3 Pieśni, Op.15 1889
0152 Wroński Marsz żałobny, Op.124
157 Wroński Minia, Op.129
176 Wroński 2 Marsze Sokolow polskich, Op.141
187 Wroński Na wysokim Zamku, Op.141
188-189 Noskowski Serenada i dumka, Op.54
190 Wroński Marsz żałobny, Op.126 1897
191 Noskowski Liwia Quintilla (act 3 prelude arr. for piano)
195 Szopski Oberek, Op.4 No.1
196 Szopski Moment musical, Op.4 No.2
197 Sieber Sztafeta
204 Żeleński Oda do mlocosci, Op.51 (Brandstetter engraving)
206 Wroński Polonez, Op.142 1900
209 Żeleński Czy pamiętasz 1900
213 Marek Oberst Paunel-Marsch, Op.112 1900
227 Gall 2 Pieśni
228 Żeleński Janek 1903
237 Żeleński Moments d'un carnaval, Op.52 1903
238-240 Żeleński Trzy pieśni
246 Marek Mido, Op.84
265 Wroński Rêverie, Op.85
268 Gall Pieśń błędnego rycerza 1905
282-284 Żeleński Stara baśń
295 Rapacki Gdzie chłopaczek tam dziewczynka
309 Napoli Jadis-Aujourd'hui 1908
313 Wroński W noc majową
323 Słomkowski Skarga
327 Żeleński Dobra Noc
354 Żeleński Roma

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