New Karol Szymanowski website: www.karolszymanowski.pl
A new website dedicated to the life and works of Polish composer, Karol Szymanowski has been launched by the Warsaw University Library and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute
The site www.karolszymanowski.pl showcases the composer's biography, along with an extensive photo gallery illustrating each stage of the composer's life as a musician and a writer.
The interactive site presents Szymanowski not only as a highly accomplished musician, but also as a poet, writer, essayist and social activist. The composer's sources of musical inspiration range from familial themes to Islam and the Orient, Antiquity and the Tatra mountains.
Users can also listen to an array of orchestral, vocal piano and chamber works by Szymanowski, such as "Stabat Mater" Op. 53 which is known as one of the composer's most accomplished works. Each recording is accompanied by detailed commentary.
The site is currently available in both Polish and English, while German, French and Russian versions are also in the works.