‘Music in the heart, a heart for music’. The Influence of Stanisław Węsławski (1896–1942) on the Development of Musical Life in Vilnius Cover Image
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„Muzyka w sercu. Serce dla muzyki”. Wpływ Stanisława Węsławskiego na rozwój życia muzycznego w Wilnie okresu dwudziestolecia międzywojennego
‘Music in the heart, a heart for music’. The Influence of Stanisław Węsławski (1896–1942) on the Development of Musical Life in Vilnius

Author(s): Przemysław Dąbrowski
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Stanisław Węsławski; Vilnius; twentieth-century music

Summary/Abstract: Stanisław Węsławski was born in Vilnius on 17 September 1896. Trained in law and music, he composed works for piano and songs to poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna, Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska and Jan Kochanowski, among others. He was vice-chairman of the Vilnius Union of Singing and Music Societies, wrote music for Polish Radio in Vilnius and chaired the board of the Vilnius Branch of the Polish Society for Contemporary Music. He was also a member of the Vilnius Council of Artistic Societies (‘Erwuza’) and the board of the Vilnius Philharmonic Society, of which he was vice-chairman. Węsławski was murdered by firing squad in Ponary near Vilnius on 2 December 1942.

  • Issue Year: 61/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 121-128
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish