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Grażyna Bacewicz (February 5, 1909 in Łódź – January 17, 1969 in Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish composer and violinist. She was the first Polish female composer to achieve national and international recognition.

Her father and brother Vytautas were Lithuanian and used the last name Bacevičius, the other brother Kiejstut was Polish. Her father, Wincenty Bacewicz (lith. Vincas Bacevičius), gave Grażyna her first piano and violin lessons. In 1928 she began studying at the Warsaw Conservatory, where she initially took violin… read more

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  • "Music for Strings, Trumpets, and Percussions (1958)" OMG!
  • well .. "pleasant"
  • Everything she wrote for stringed instruments was gold.
  • Her String Quartet No. 4 is beyond magnificent.
  • Love this tough but tonal mid-century stuff. A must for Bartók or early Lutosławski fans!

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