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Stojowski’s music was found worthy enough to be included in the first concert of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra on 5 November 1901. His Symphony in D minor, Op 21, which was featured in that first concert conducted by Emil Mlynarski, had won first prize (1000 rubles) in a Paderewski Music Competition in Leipzig on 9 July 1898. Besides having his symphony performed at that first prestigious concert, Stojowski appeared as a recitalist in December and again as the soloist in Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No 4 in January 1902. The last time Stojowski performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic was at the opening concert of the 1929 season, playing his Piano Concerto No 2. Sadly, though, Stojowski’s music was not played at the Warsaw Philharmonic’s centenary concert of 5 November 2001, nor was a single work of his included in the orchestra’s centennial season repertoire.
from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2002
|Stojowski: Piano Concertos|
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|Stojowski: Piano Music|
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|Homage to Paderewski|
Of the twenty-two works on this recording, from composers including Bartók, Martinu and Milhaud, seventeen were intended for the memorial album Homage to Paderewski published by Boosey & Hawkes in 1942. A further six pieces written for the pianist ...» More
|Paderewski – His earliest recordings|
|Cradle SongJonathan Plowright (piano)» More|
|Deux Orientales, Op 10Jonathan Plowright (piano)» More|
|Deux Pensées musicales, Op 1Jonathan Plowright (piano)» More|
|Fantasie, Op 38Jonathan Plowright (piano)» More|
|Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 3Jonathan Plowright (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)» More|
|Piano Concerto No 2 in A flat major 'Prologue, Scherzo and Variations', Op 32Jonathan Plowright (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)» More|
|Aspirations, Op 39 (Stojowski)|
|Caprice: Allegro assai|
|Cradle Song (Stojowski)|
|Deux Orientales, Op 10 (Stojowski)|
|Deux Pensées musicales, Op 1 (Stojowski)|
|Fantasie, Op 38 (Stojowski)|
|L'aspiration vers la joie: Rhapsodie|
|L'aspiration vers l'amour: Romance|
|L'aspiration vers l'azur: Prélude|
|L'aspiration vers le caprice: Intermède|
|Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 3 (Stojowski)|
|Piano Concerto No 2 in A flat major 'Prologue, Scherzo and Variations', Op 32 (Stojowski)|
|Quatre Morceaux pour piano, Op 26 (Stojowski)|
|Romance: Sostenuto e con molto espressione|
|Thème cracovien varié|
|Variations et Fugue sur un thème original, Op 42 (Stojowski)|