Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Biography

Born: October 3, 1923; Lviv, Ukraine  
Born in Lwów, Poland, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (b. 1923) made his pianistic debut at the age eleven on Polish radio, and in 1936 played and conducted Beethoven's Third Concerto at the Lwów Musical Association. He studied conducting, composition, musicology, and philosophy in Lwów, and concluded his graduate studies in Kraków in 1946. Skrowaczewski won the Szymanowski Composition Prize in 1947, which enabled him to travel to Paris for study with Read more Boulanger and Kletzki from 1947-49. His directorship of the Wroclaw, Katowice and Kraków orchestras from 1946-56 led to the directorship of the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra from 1956-59. In 1958, Skrowaczewski made his American debut in Cleveland, and his New York debut in 1960, the latter of which had a great success. That same year, he left Poland and eventually became director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra until 1979. After this, he concentrated more on composing, producing a substantial quantity of symphonies, instrumental, and film music, but still found time to be the principal conductor of the Hallé Orchestra from 1984-91 and the Music Director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra from 1987-88.

Skrowaczewski's conducting style has been likened to that of Szell's, with an emphasis on careful preparation and precise playing. Although Skrowaczewski seldom utilizes his position as a conductor to promote and program his compositions, some of them have gained traction, particularly his Concerto for Orchestra (1998), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Read less
Bruckner: Complete Symphonies / Skrowaczewski, Saarbruken
Release Date: 05/12/2015   Label: Oehms  
Catalog: 25   Number of Discs: 12
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    Bruckner: Complete Symphonies / Skrowaczewski, Saarbruken
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 25 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphony No  3 / Skrowaczewski, London Philharmonic
    Label: Lpo   Catalog: 84 Release Date: 04/14/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Mercury Living Presence - The Collector's Edition Vol 3
    Label: Mercury Living Presence   Catalog: 002275902 Release Date: 03/23/2015   Number of Discs: 53
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Lehár,  Emil Waldteufel,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
    Performer:  Rafael Druian,  Georges Miquelle,  Eugene List,  Alfred Mouledous  ... 
    Conductor:  Antal Doráti,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Frederick Fennell,  Anatole Fistoulari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Hungarica  ... 
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    Rubinstein Plays Chopin
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 687122 Release Date: 08/26/2014   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Artur Rubinstein
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Alfred Wallenstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London,  Symphony of the Air
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    Janos Starker - The Mercury Living Presence Recordings
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002065602 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Giuseppe Valentini  ... 
    Performer:  János Starker,  György Sebok,  Stephen Swedish
    Conductor:  Antal Doráti,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Ravel: Boléro, Etc / Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1206 Release Date: 05/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
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    RCA Living Stereo Collection Vol 1
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 541497 Release Date: 04/15/2014   Number of Discs: 60
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Claude Debussy,  Jacques Ibert,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Berj Zamkochian,  John Weicher,  Philip Farkas,  Jascha Heifetz  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Munch,  Fritz Reiner,  Kiril Kondrashin,  Arthur Fiedler  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  New England Conservatory Chorus,  New England Conservatory Alumni Chorus  ... 
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    Witodl Lutoslawski: Opera Omina, Vol. 4
    Label: Cd Accord   Catalog: 196 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Witold Lutoslawski
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Stanislaw Skrowaczewski: The Complete Oehms Classics Recordings
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 90 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Robert Schumann,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Annette Dasch,  Daniela Sindram,  Christian Elsner,  George Zeppenfeld  ... 
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Beethoven - Complete Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94630 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 86
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Helena Döse,  Marga Schiml,  Peter Schreier,  Theo Adam  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt,  David Zinman,  Gérard Oskamp,  Carl-August Bünte  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra  ... 
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    Brahms: Symphony No. 4 / Skrowaczewski, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 410 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern
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    Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Skrowaczewski, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Lpo   Catalog: 71 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Complete Symphonies / Jochum
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94707 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Eugen Jochum,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Brahms: Symphonies No 2 & 3 / Skrowaczewski, German Radio Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern Orchestra
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 409 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserslautern
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    Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 02320 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
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    Icon - Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 6790862 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Frédéric Chopin,  Johannes Brahms,  César Franck  ... 
    Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Herbert von Karajan,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestre de Paris,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
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    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 / Skrowaczewski, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 408 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Music For Ballet Lovers
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1256 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ottorino Respighi,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Manuel de Falla,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
    Conductor:  Don Jackson,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Edouard Van Remoortel,  Jansug Kakhidze  ... 
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    The 50 Darkest Pieces Of Classical Music
    Label: X5 Music Group   Catalog: 108 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Edvard Grieg,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Ponti,  Finghin Collins,  Roland Pöntinen,  Emmy Berhey  ... 
    Conductor:  Volke Schmidt-Gertenbach,  Heribert Beissel,  David Parry,  James DePreist  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moyzes String Quartet,  Camerata Antonio Lucio,  Capella Istropolitana  ... 
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    Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Vol 6 - Live Radio Recordings 1990-2000
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 11004 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Luciano Berio,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Ildiko Komlósi,  Kolos Kovacs,  Martha Argerich,  Ann Murray  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Claus Peter Flor,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Luciano Berio  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Swingle Singers,  Netherlands Radio Women's Chorus
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  • 21.
    Best Chopin 50
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 31666 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich,  Ingrid Fliter,  Dmitri Alexeev,  Dinu Lipatti  ... 
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Paul Kletzki,  Charles Dutoit,  Jerzy Maksymiuk
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Chopin: Over 2 Hours Of Chopin's Greatest Masterpieces
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 88587 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg,  Agustin Anievas,  Ronald Smith,  Garrick Ohlsson  ... 
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Paul Kletzki
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    Best Chopin 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 58513 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson,  Danielle Laval,  Teresa Llacuna,  Daniel Barenboim  ... 
    Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Charles Dutoit,  Paul Kletzki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra,  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Chopin 200th Anniversary Edition - Complete Works
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 67117 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 16
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson,  Benjamin Grosvenor,  Anna Tilbrook,  Andreas Brantelid  ... 
    Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra,  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
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    Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra, Etc / Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1052 Release Date: 10/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
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Biography

Born: October 3, 1923; Lviv, Ukraine  
Born in Lwów, Poland, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (b. 1923) made his pianistic debut at the age eleven on Polish radio, and in 1936 played and conducted Beethoven's Third Concerto at the Lwów Musical Association. He studied conducting, composition, musicology, and philosophy in Lwów, and concluded his graduate studies in Kraków in 1946. Skrowaczewski won the Szymanowski Composition Prize in 1947, which enabled him to travel to Paris for study with Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Massig bewegt
II. Adagio. Bewegt, quasi andante
III. Scherzo: Ziemlich schnell
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Intrada
II. Capriccio notturno e arioso
III. Passacaglia, toccata e corale
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegro giocoso
IV. Allegro energico e passionato
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto
II. Andante
III. Poco allegretto
IV. Allegro - Un poco sostenuto
I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
IV. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo ma con brio
I. Feierlich: Misterioso
II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft - Trio: Schnell
III. Adagio: Langsam feierlich
I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
II. Larghetto
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
III. Scherzo: Lebhaft
IV. Langsam - Lebhaft
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11: I. Allegro maestoso risoluto
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11: II. Romanze (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11: III. Rondo (Vivace)
Variations in B flat on 'Lŕ ci darem' (Mozart's Don Giovanni) Op. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster): Introduzione (Largo)
Variations in B flat on 'Lŕ ci darem' (Mozart's Don Giovanni) Op. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster): Theme (Allegretto)
Variations in B flat on 'Lŕ ci darem' (Mozart's Don Giovanni) Op. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster): Variation I (Brillante)
Variations in B flat on 'Lŕ ci darem' (Mozart's Don Giovanni) Op. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster): Variation II (Veloce, accuramente)
Variations in B flat on 'Lŕ ci darem' (Mozart's Don Giovanni) Op. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster): Variation III (Sempre sostenuto)
Variations in B flat on 'Lŕ ci darem' (Mozart's Don Giovanni) Op. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster): Variation IV (Con bravura)
Variations in B flat on 'Lŕ ci darem' (Mozart's Don Giovanni) Op. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster): Variation V (Adagio)
Variations in B flat on 'Lŕ ci darem' (Mozart's Don Giovanni) Op. 2 (1992 Digital Remaster): Alla polacca
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat major Op. 22 (1992 Digital Remaster): Andante spianato
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat major Op. 22 (1992 Digital Remaster): Grande polonaise
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21: I. Maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21: II. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace
I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto, assai meno presto
IV. Allegro con brio
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Allegretto scherzando
III. Tempo di menuetto
IV. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro
I. Awakening of Cheerful Feelings Upon Arrival in the Country: Allegro ma non troppo
II. Scene by the Brook: Andante molto mosso
III. Merry Gathering of Country Folk: Allegro
IV. Thunderstorm: Allegro
V. Shepherd's Song: Happy and Thankful Feelings after the Storm: Allegretto
I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
II. Andante cantabile con moto
III. Menuetto - Allegro molto e vivace
IV. Adagio - Allegro molto
I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
II. Molto vivace
III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
IV. Finale: Presto - Allegro assai
I. Adagio molto - Allegro molto
II. Larghetto
III. Scherzo
IV. Allegro molto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
Allegro maestoso
Romance
Rondo
I. Lento
II. Largo
III. Presto Tenebroso
IV. Finale
I. Adagio, Misterioso
II. Adagio, "Anton Bruckners Himmelfahrt"
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Romanza: Larghetto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Maestoso
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto vivace
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11: I. Allegro maestoso risoluto
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11: II. Romanze (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11: III. Rondo (Vivace)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21: I. Maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21: II. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace
I. Lento misterioso - Allegro
II. Nocturne
III. Finale
Allegro maestoso
Romance
Rondo
I. Feierlich, misterioso -
I. Langsamer -
I. Moderato -
I. Langsamer -
I. Langsamer -
I. Langsamer -
I. Moderato -
II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft -
II. Scherzo: Trio - Schnell -
II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft -
III. Adagio: Langsam feierlich -
III. Adagio: Sehr langsam -
III. Adagio: Etwas bewegter -
III. Adagio: Tempo wie im anfange -
III. Adagio: Sehr Langsam -
III. Adagio: Sehr Langsam -
III. Adagio: Coda
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1976): Andante
Tempo I
Lento
Tempo di marcia
Piů mosso
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129 - 1. Nicht zu schnell
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129 - 2. Langsam
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129 - 3. Sehr lebhaft
Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor - 1. Prélude: Lento - Allegro maestoso
Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor - 2. Intermezzo: Andantino con moto - Allegro presto
Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor - 3. Andante - Allegro vivace