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Slawomir Zamuszko
1973 -
S. Zamuszko
Slawomir Zamuszko (30/12/1973), a Polish composer, from Lodz. Up to the age of 12, he studied a violin; in the subsequent years, however, continued his musical education as viola player and composer. He graduated from The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Music Academy, Lodz - he received an MA degree in viola with professor Zbigniew Frieman (1997) and an MA degree in composition with professor Jerzy Bauer (1999), the latter - with distinction. He was completing his education durin the Postgraduate Composition Studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, with professor Marian Borkowski (2000-02). In 2002, he participated in The 8th International Young Composers' Meeting in Apeldoorn (Holland), where he was improving his skills with Louis Andriessen, Hanna Kulenty, Martijn Padding. He is twice, in 2000 and 2003, a first-prize winner of the International Composing Competition "New Lusatian Song" in Cottbus (Germany). He was a finalst of Gdansk City Bugle-call Competition (2001) and a particiapnt in The 1st International Festival of Theatre and Arts Actions "Events" in 2000, in Tczew (Poland). In the academic year 1997-98 he received The Ministry of Culture and Arts' scholarship. 1993-2003 he was been active in "Slup" ("Pole") Theatrical Studio in Lodz, for which he wrote a series of music pieces to the performances and songs to texts by Wladyslaw Reymont, Julian Tuwim and Marcel Szytenchelm. He collaborated also with Leon Schiller Polish Filmschool Lodz as a composer for many movie studies. He is assistant in the Composition Department of The Grazyna and kiejstut Bacewicz Music Academy, Lodz and a teacher of theory of music in the secondary State School of Music in Pabianice. He is also active as music publicist and announcer.
Period:21st century
Composed in:2000
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Anna Akhmatova
This Requiem (2000) is for alto and string quartet with text of Anna Akhmatova.
Anna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966) is the literary pseudonym of Anna Andreevna Gorenko. Her first husband was Gumilev, and she too became one of the leading Acmeist poets. Her second book of poems, Beads (1914), brought her fame. Her earlier manner, intimate and colloquial, gradually gave way to a more classical severity, apparent in her volumes The Whte Flock (1917) and Anno Domini MCMXXI (1922). The growing distaste which the personal and religious elements in her poetry aroused in Soviet officialdom forced her thereafter into long periods of silence; and the poetic masterpieces of her later years, A Poem without a Hero and Requiem, were published abroad.
A. Akhmatova