Portrait of Antoni Szałowski by Marcin Władyka based on a photograph by the unknown author from Pierre Szalowski family archive.

Antoni Szałowski

(21 April 1907 – 2 March 1973) composer, born in Warsaw, died in Paris. He began his music education studying the violin with his father, who was a distinguished violinist and teacher. In 1930, he completed, with the highest honours, the Konserwatorium Warszawskie (Warsaw Conservatory), where he studied composition with Kazimierz Sikorski, conducting with Grzegorz Fitelberg and piano with Paweł Lewiecki. He continued his studies between 1931 and 1936 with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, where he settled permanently. He served as president of the Stowarzyszenie Młodych Polskich Muzyków (Association of Young Polish Musicians) in Paris between 1936 and 1948.

Szałowski won numerous prizes at composition competitions, e.g. in 1960 he was awarded the First Prize of the Radiodiffusion-Television Française in Paris for his ballet La femme têtue (1958).

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Chamber works

  • Air et burlesque for cello and piano, 1936 Buy

  • Allegretto for basoon and piano, 1962 Buy

  • Andante for violin and piano, 1934 Buy

  • Children’s Pieces for violin and piano, 1951

  • Concertino for flute and piano, 1951 Buy

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    another version of a work scored for flute and orchestra, 1952

  • Divertimento for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, 1955 Buy

  • Duo for flute and clarinet, 1939 Buy

  • Indicatifs for two trumpets and drum, 1953

  • Lullaby for violin and piano, 1932 Buy

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    another title Berceuse pour Muriel

  • Music for strings, 1970 Buy

  • Musique de brasserie for chamber orchestra, 1952

  • Partita for cello and piano, 1933 Buy

  • Partita for chamber orchestra, 1954 Buy

  • Pastorales for flute and string trio, 1947

  • Prelude for violin and piano, 1928 Buy

  • Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, 1954 Buy

  • Six Skeches for chamber orchestra, 1972

  • Sonatina for clarinet and piano, 1936 Buy

  • Sonatina for oboe and piano, 1946 Buy

  • String Quartet No. 1, 1928

  • String Quartet No. 2, 1934

  • String Quartet No. 3, 1936 Buy

  • String Quartet No. 4, 1956

  • Suite for violin and piano, 1931 Buy

  • Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, 1936 Buy

  • Trio for violin, cello and piano, 1926

Piano works

  • Etude, 1950, in manuscript

  • Little Humoresque, 1936 Borrow

  • Mazurka, 1928 Buy

  • Melody, 1935 Buy

  • Perpetuum mobile, 1936 Borrow

  • Sonata, 1932

  • Sonatina No. 1, 1933 Borrow

  • Sonatina No. 2, 1957

  • Suite for harpsichord or piano Borrow