^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home
Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search


(1834 - 1895)

Aleksander Zarzycki was born in 1834 in Lwów. While studying piano with Rudolf Viole in Berlin he also pursued a career on the concert stage. He later studied composition in Paris and gave the premières of his Grand Polonaise, Op 7, and Piano Concerto, Op 17, in 1860. For a time he lived the life of a travelling virtuoso, but from 1865 he lived a more stationary existence based in Warsaw, turning mainly to teaching and composing. He was the founder and first director of the Warsaw Music Society and later became the director of the music institute, where he reformed the curriculum and employed the youthful Paderewski as one of the institute’s instructors. Like Chopin, whose influence they reflect, many of Zarzycki’s works consisted of miniatures for the salon. Zarzycki composed works for piano, orchestra, orchestra and solo instrument, and 65 songs. He died in Warsaw in 1895.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 

  View Albums

 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
6:42:37 AM, 13 February 2016
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.