12 Kurpian Songs, Op.58 (Szymanowski, Karol)

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Language Polish / German / French
Translator French: Zofia Szymanowska (1898-1946)
German: Jan Śliwiński (1884-1950)
Publisher. Info. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, n.d. (ca.1985). Plate PWM 8215.
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Misc. Notes Originally published Warsaw: Towarzystwo Wydawnicze Muzyki Polskiej, (1934).
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Work Title 12 Kurpian Songs - Piesńi Kurpiowskie
Alternative. Title Lieder aus Kurpie - Chants de Kurpie ; Lecioły zurazie
Composer Szymanowski, Karol
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.58
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 Songs
  • Book One
1. Lecioły zórazie - Les blancs cygnes - Raiher flogen
2. Wysła burzycka - Dans les nuages - Wetter und Wind
3. Uwoz, mamo - Mère, me diras-tu? - Mutter, schau gur an
4. U jeziorecka - Dans le murmure - Drüben beim See dort
  • Book Two
5. A pod borem siwe kunie - L'heure avance - Dort im Wald die Schimmelfohlen
6. Bzicem kunia' - Hé, va dinc - Kriegst die Peitsche, Pferdchen
7. Ściani dumbek - Dans la forêt noire - Eiche zu Fall gekommen
8. Leć, głosie, po rosie - Va, chanson - Über den Wiesentau
  • Book Three
9. Zarzje, kuniu - Va, mon cheval - Wiehert, ihr Pferdchen
10. Ciamna nocka, ciamna - Nuit d'été, nit sombre - Durch Nacht, die dunkle
11. Wysły rybki, wysły - Les poissons se jouent - Aus dem See zur Weichsel
12. Wsyscy przyjechali - Les beaux gras s'assemblent - Alle sind gekommen
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1930-1932?
First Publication. 1931 (one of the songs, transcribed by Kochanski)

1935 (all 12 songs)

Librettist Folk Texts from Puszcza kurpiowska w pieśni (Songs of the Kurpiowska Forest)
Language Polish
Dedication in memory of Feliks Szymanowski (1879-1933)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Szymanowski site


Misc. Comments

These are not the same as the Kurpie Songs for Mixed Choir (I think...)


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)