Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin, Op.42 (Szymanowski, Karol)

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First edition


Stanisława Korwin (née Szymanowska) (1884-1938), French text
Rudolf Stephan Hoffmann (1878-1931), German text


Polish / French / German

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1922. Plate U.E. 2999.


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General Information

Work Title Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin
Alternative Title Pieśni Muezzina Szalonego - Le Muézin Passionné - Lieder des verliebten Muezzins
Composer Szymanowski, Karol
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.42
Movements/Sections 6 songs
  1. Allah, Allah, Akbar...
  2. O, ukochana ma... - Oh, my beloved
  3. Ledwie blask słońca... - Barely the sun glistens on the tower's roof
  4. W południe miasto białe od gorąca... - At noon the city is white from the heat
  5. O tej godzinie, w której miasto śpi... - At the hour when the city sleeps
  6. Odeszłaś w pustynię zachodnią... - You departed into the western desert
Year/Date of Composition 1918. Orchestrated in 1934.
First Performance 1922-01-17 in Lvov
Stanisława Korwin-Szymanowska and Edward Steinberger.
First Publication 1922 (Original version)
1937 (Orchestration)
Librettist Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (1894-1980)
Extracted from Namiętny Muezin.
Language Polish
Also translated to French and German
Dedication Lord Arlington [Napier George Henry Stuart Alington]
Average Duration 11-12 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation High voice and Piano.
Later arranged for voice and orchestra by the composer.
External Links Szymanowski site
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