Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831). A Woman of Europe

Maria Szymanowska : Romance of Queen Hortense
Elisabeth Zapolska – mezzo-soprano,
Bart van Oort – pianoforte Broadwood 1825


My dearest friend,
Let us talk and not cease to repeat,
That in life nothing is sweeter
Than love.
Aren’t green leaves
And the shade they give
An invitation to happiness?
Press your heart to mine,
My dearest...


‘Romance à Joséphine’ - a new CD dedicated to the Polish composer Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)

‘Romance à Joséphine’ - this new CD dedicated to Maria Szymanowska, was released on December 14, 2019. Twenty-seven Songs by women composers or poets, contemporaries of the Polish musician, have been - for the most part - recorded for the first time. The mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Zapolska and the pianist Bart van Oort on the Viennese instrument by Zierer ca.1825 offer a very rich range of musical miniatures to which women of different social backgrounds have brought a very special touch.

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Maria Szymanowska across the world

POLAND. Maria Szymanowska's music resonated again at the ‘Chopin and his Europe' Festival, organized every year by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. In this 15th edition, Dmitry Ablogin, a young Russian pianist, played six Minuets by Maria Szymanowska

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