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Tekla Badarzewska. Forgotten sound

  

First in Poland mongraphic CD with music of forgotten Polish female composer Tekla Badarzewska. In 2011 we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Tekla Badarzewska's death and the 160th birthday of her song, A Maiden's Prayer, which without the Internet and television sold a record breaking million copies when the author was still alive had gained an unprecedented popularity all over the world.The original piano version was recorded by 114 record companies, including the most known labels in Europe, America and Australia. Her greatest work Tekla composed at the age of 22.The tune has been an inspiration for many generations of musicians. A Maiden's Prayer is recognized as the first international hit. It has been very popular in Japan for a number of years. Over twenty years Mr. Miyayma has managed to find a majority of the 45 original scores written by Tekla Badarzewska, some of which were completely unknown and forgotten by the broad public.  He discovered them in Warsaw, Moscow, Stockholm and at the British Library in London. It is his goal to find the remaining scores. Maria Pomianowska arranged 19 pieces of forgotten female composer for classical and ethnic instruments

MUSART 2012