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Biography

  • Born

    26 February 1914

  • Born In

    Taganrog, Rostovskaya oblast', Russian Federation

  • Died

    1 October 1989 (aged 75)

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, Eternal Songs and Lithuanian Rhapsody 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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