Witold Rowicki

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Musical director for the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra from 1950-1955 and 1958-1977.

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Witold Rowicki (true surname Kałka, 26 February 1914 in Taganrog – 1 October 1989 in Warsaw) was a Polish conductor. He held principal conducting positions with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.

Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra was dedicated to him.

His recordings include:

  • all symphonies of Antonín Dvořák,
  • works of Wojciech Kilar
  • the Violin Concerto of Mieczysław Karłowicz
  • various works of Karol Szymanowski.
  • Schumann and Prokofiev piano concertos with Sviatoslav Richter, Mozart piano concertos with Ingrid Haebler
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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Symphony No. 4 Op. 90 "Italian" / Overture Op. 101 "Trumpet Overture" Mendelssohn; Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki 1
1977 Violin Concerto Khatchaturian; Wanda Wilkomirska, Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra & Witold Rowicki 1
1985 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev; Sviatoslav Richter, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanisław Wisłocki, Witold Rowicki 1
1997 The Late Symphonies / Legends Antonín Dvořák; London Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 1
2010 The Symphonies Antonín Dvořák; Witold Rowicki, London Symphony Orchestra 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 ...dyryguje Witold Rowicki: Kompozytorzy rosyjscy Witold Rowicki 1

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