Zdzislaw Wysocki
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Instrument: piano, violoncello

Wysocki Zdzislaw

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Quartettino für Posaunenquartett 2010 8m
2 Capriccio per J. Haydn per pianoforte 2009 4m
3 Giuoco - per 3 violoncelli 2008 ~ 4m
4 Concerto per violoncello e orchestra 2008 - 2010 23m - 25m
5 Etüden für Kammerensemble 2007
6 Musica di natale 2005 5m
7 In Memoriam per orchestra da camera 2002 ~ 8m
8 Concerto Doppio - per trombone, arpa ed ensemble 2002 20m
9 Etüden für Kammerensemble 2001 - 2006 ~ 1h 12m
10 Double Concerto for 2 violins and orchestra 2000 20m
11 Comodo capriccioso per 4 Violoncelli 2000 2m 30s
12 Symposion-Messe - für Kantor, gem. Chor, Gemeinde, Horn, 2 Trompeten, Posaune und Orgel 1998 27m
13 Musica della passione per orchestra d'archi 1998 - 1999 9m
14 Deutscher Introitus und Alleluja - für Sopran Solo, gemischter Chro, Orgel und Kantor 1997 6m
15 Etude Burlesque - für Klavier zu 4 Händen 1997 3m
16 Momenti per 4 - für Violine, Klarinette, Altsaxophon, Klavier 1997 8m
17 Etuden für Kammerensemble 1997 - 2001 ~ 1h
18 Etüden - für Kammerensemble 1996 - 1998 ~ 1h
19 Trio - für Flöte, Viola und Harfe 1996 12m
20 Etüden - für Kammerensemble 1995 ~ 35m
21 Trio - für Violine, Violoncello und Klavier 1995 20m
22 Quintettino - für Akkordeon und Streichquartett 1994 11m
23 De finibus temporum - für Sopran und 16 Spieler 1993 25m
24 Quasi divertimento 1992 - 1993 24m
25 Deus artifex - Liederzyklus nach Texten von Christian Morgenstern für Baßstimme und Klavier 1992 20m
26 Trio für Violine, Horn und Klavier 1992 15m
27 Movimenti für vier Saxophone 1991 10m
28 Gespräch mit einem guten Menschen - Kurzoper in einer Szene für 3 Sänger und 5 Spieler 1991 10m
29 Letzte indianische Weisheit für zwei gemischte Chöre a cappella 1990 6m
30 Quartetto für Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Klavier 1990 13m
31 Pater noster per coro misto a cappella 1989 4m
32 Feldweg im Nebel - für Altstimme und Klavier 1989
33 Wir bahnen den Weg 1988 4m
34 Fragment für Klavier 1988 4m 30s
35 Moment per violoncello solo 1988 4m
36 Concerto per chitarra, orchestra d'archi e percussione 1988 13m
37 Zwei Lieder nach Texten von Emmerich Wanderer 1987 7m 30s
38 Ballade von den drei Bomben - für gemischten Chor und Trommel ad lib. 1986 4m
39 Senza parole per coro misto a cappella 1986 5m
40 Meditationen über den Altar des Nikolaus von Verdun in Klosterneuburg - Kammerkantate 1985 30m
41 Quasi concerto grosso per orchestra d'archi 1984 11m
42 Quattro Miniaturi per violino e pianoforte 1983 10m
43 Elegia 1943 1982 - 1985 15m
44 Fantasia per violoncello e pianoforte 1981 11m
45 Fragment für drei Orchestergruppen 1981 12m
46 Missa in honorem Ioannis Pauli Secundi 1979 40m - 45m
47 Dies irae für Altstimme (Vokalise), Violine, Posaune, Klavier und Tonband 1979 15m
48 Kleine Passionsliturgie - für Altstimme und 9 Spieler 1979 10m
49 Due caratteri per chitarra sola 1978 10m
50 Trio für Piccolo, Tenorsaxophon und Violoncello 1978 13m
51 Meditation für Flöte, Baßklarinette, Klavier, Violine und Kontrabass 1977 10m
52 Due Pezzi per orchestra da camera 1976 13m
53 Sonore per due pianoforti 1975 5m
54 Improvisazione für Kontrabass und Klavier 1974 8m
55 Fragment I für Baßklarinette, Trompete, Schlagzeug und Celesta 1973 5m
56 Fragment II für Violine, Violoncello und Schlagzeug 1973 3m
57 Vier Stücke - (Dialogo, Capriccio, Intermezzo, Danza) 1972 - 1974 11m 30s
58 Quintett für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Fagott und Horn 1972 10m
59 Zwei Stücke für Flöte, Klarinette, Celesta und drei Schlagzeuggruppen 1972 7m
60 Concerto per contrabasso ed orchestra 1972 - 1975 20m
61 Vokalisa II 1971 4m
62 Sechs Studien für Streichquartett 1970 12m
63 Trittico per orchestra 1969 10m
64 Duetto per violino e contrabasso 1969 8m
65 Impromptu funèbre für Sopranstimme, Violine, Kontrabass und Klavier 1969 ~ 6m
66 Sonata per violoncello solo 1969 15m
67 Preludio e Fuga mixtura per due pianoforti 1969 8m
68 Vokalisa (in modo antico) 1969 5m
69 Zwei Studien (Mixturen, Etüde) für Klavier 1968 5m
70 Sonata espressiva e polifonica per pianoforte 1968 12m
71 Improvisazione e Fughetta für Violoncello und Klavier 1968 7m
72 Tre Pezzi piccoli per orchestra 1968 6m
73 Due Pezzi per violino solo 1968 5m
74 Concertino "OA2" per oboe ed orchestra d'archi 1968 12m
75 Elegia in memoriam S. B. Poradowski 1967 10m
76 Sinfonia concertante per violoncello, pianoforte ed orchestra 1967 20m
77 Musik in zwei Teilen - für Violoncello und Klavier 1967 7m
78 Drei Miniaturen für Klarinette und Klavier 1967 4m
79 Präludium und Fuge für Schlagzeug (3 oder 6 Spieler) und Klavier - (Preludio e Fuga per percussione e pianoforte) 1966 7m
80 Quartett für Flöte, Violine, Viola, Kontrabass 1966 15m
81 Tatra-Rhapsodie - (Rapsodia Tatrzanska). Kantate für Tenor-Solo, gemischten Chor und großes Orchester 1965 30m
82 Fünf Präludien für Flöte und Klavier 1965 8m
83 Suite für Oboe und Klavier 1965 10m
84 Sechs Präludien "Skizzen" für Klavier - ("Szkice") 1965 11m

General Information

Date of Birth:  18. July 1944
Place of Birth:  Poznan (Posen)
Country of Birth: 
Nationality:  ,

 

Zdzislaw Wysocki was born in 1944 in Poznan/Posen, Poland. Composition studies in Poznan (1963-1968), Austrian scholar in Vienna (1969/1970). Diploma in 1973, 1978-1980 studies of electroacoustic music in Vienna. Since 1971, resident of Vienna, in 1976 he obtained the Austrian citizenship. Living mainly by teaching (community college, vocational school in Vienna, Music Universities of Vienna and Graz). In the 1970s and 1980s, he received several prizes, scholarships, and competitive prices.

 

Since 1990, several works funded (mainly the Ensemble Wiener Collage) by the Art Section of the respective Ministry. The works have been published since that time in "Contemp Edition Art" in Vienna. Artistic career as pianist and choral conductor.

 

1983 premiere of "Missa in honorem Ioannis Pauli secundum" in Vienna - first perception of Wysocki's music by the general public. From 1990 on (until to date) close collaboration with René Staar and the Ensemble Wiener Collage (successful performances in Austria and in several countries in Europe, America - North and South, Asia - for example at the 2003 Salzburg Festival). The greatest success of the composer's career was the premiere of the "Double Concerto" Op 63 performed by Kent Nagano 2002 in Berkeley/California.

 

Wysocki's work encompasses different genres, especially chamber music (in various orhcestral combinations), orchestral music, but also sacred music (choir, chorus/instrumental), piano music, songs, and a short opera.

 

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1951 - 1958

Music Elementary School Poznan

1958 - 1963

Music Lyceum Poznan: music theory, piano, school leaving examination

1963 - 1968

Music Academy Poznan: diploma, master of arts in composition (Stefan B. Poradowski, Andrzej Koszewski)

1969 - 1970

composition

1972 - 1973

diploma composition

1978 - 1980

electro-acoustic music

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1968 - 1969

Music Academy Poznan: piano-repetiteur

1968 - 1971

Musiklyzeum Poznan: teaching activity (harmonics, instrumentation, piano-improvisation)

1972 - 1973

corrector

1973

teaching activity (teaching assignment for score-play)

1974 - 1976

Kuratorium Wiener Jugendheime, "Stadt des Kindes": teaching activity (piano)

1997

guest professorship, department of church music (composition, music theory)

Berufsschule für Handel und Reisen: teaching activity (music-history, political education)

Volkshochschule Liesing: teaching activity (piano, keyboard, e-organ, recorder)

choral conductor

pianist

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1966

Musical Spring Poznan

1970

Festival of Polish Piano Play, Stolp

1973

Violoncello-Evenings Kolberg

1982

Fest der Modernen Musik

1983

premiere

1991

Institut Culturel Autrichien Paris, Maison de Radio France Paris: "Etüden für Kammerensemble"

1991

Suntory Hall

1993

Festival Mid-Europe, Plauen

1994

ORF - Forum zeitgenössischer Komponisten, ORF Wien - Großer Sendesaal: "Trio für Violine, Horn und Klavier", "Quasi Divertimento für Klarinette, Saxophon, Akkordeon, Klavier, Schlagzeug, Violine und Kontrabass", "Quartetto für Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Klavier" und "De finibus temporum für Sopran und 16 Spieler"

1995

Festival Musica Nova, Brazil

1995

Melos-Ethos

1996
1997

Budapester Herbst Festival

1997
1997

Trieste Prima

1998

Contrasts

1998

Musica em novembro

2000

Musica Nova

2000

"Etuden für Kammerensemble"

2001

Two days & nights of new music

2002

Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

2003

Musical Days in Forest Hill

2003

Mozarteum Großer Saal

2006
2006

 

2008

Modern Music Festival Bejing

1996, 2002 und 2005 Aspekte Salzburg

performances in several European countries, in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Japan, China

numerous radio- and television-productions in Poland, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Japan, the USA and France

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1968

Piano Composition Competition Poland: award

1969

work scholarship

1977

promotional award

1977

promotional award

1977

award of the Vienna Art Fund

1979

state scholarship for composition

1980

second prize at the House Music Competition

1981

work scholarship

1983

state scholarship for composition

1984

award for art

1988

first prize in the International Choral Composition Competition

1988

recipient of the "Order of Merit of the Polish Culture"

Description of Style

Due to his roots in the sounds of the Polish avant-garde of the fifties, but also because of his close relationship to the successors of the Vienna School, Wysocki has developed a catchy style that appears unique in Austria as well as in Poland. Wysockis strength lies in works of shorter duration that accentuate the most essential parts and seek to unite opposites. The wide range of contrasts in Wysocki's works with all its twists and turns, but also the significance of the mostly short, but all the more incisive ideas lead to great elements of fantasy to be recognized in his works, which may most likely be compared to the literary creations of a Stanislaw Lem or Slawomir Mrozek, but find no comparison in the musical world.

 

René Staar, 1994

Press Reviews

11. May 2002

It was an excellent choice, a terse, five-moment work for full orchestra, with an expanded percussion section acting as a third voice. Wysocki wisely reduces the orchestral texture so as not to overwhelm the soloists, by dropping out groups of instruments in all but the third and last movements, both of which rise to socko finales. The violin parts are virtuosic and full of special effects. Between its lyricism and its furious energy, this new work is a major addition to the duo violin rep.

The Oakland Tribune Bay Area Living (Stephanie von Buchau)

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Contact, Links

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