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W. Żeleński

Władysław Żeleński (Grodkowice, 6 July 1837 – 23 January 1921, Kraków) was a Polish composer, pianist and organist. He was a representative of neoromanticism in Polish music.

Władysław was the father of physician and writer Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński.


Notable works


  • Goplana
  • Janek
  • Konrad Wallenrod
  • Stara baśń

Symphonic compositions

  • W Tatrach (In the Tatra Mountains), overture, Op.27
  • Echa leśne (Forest Echos), overture
  • Suita tańców polskich (Suite of Polish Dances), Op.47
  • Symfonie lesne (Spring Symphony), Op.41
  • Polonez koncertowy (Concert Polonaise)
  • Trauerklänge, Elegisches Andante, Op.36


  • Koncert a-moll for piano
  • Romance for cello and orchestra, Op.40

Chamber music

  • Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.61
  • Piano Trio in E major, Op.22
  • Romance for violin and piano, Op.16
  • Sonata in F major for violin and piano, Op.30
  • String Quartet in F major, Op.28
  • String Quartet in A major, Op.42
  • Wariacje na temat własny (Variations on an Original Theme) for string quartet, Op.21 (1883)


  • 2 Mazurkas for piano, Op.31
  • 25 Preludes for organ, Op.38
  • Marsz uroczysty (Ceremonial March) for piano, Op.44
  • Rêverie for piano, Op.48

Songs Władysław is author of over 100 songs, most notable are:

  • "Na Anioł Pański"
  • "Słowiczku mój"
  • "Zaczarowana królewna"

See also


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