Kazimierz Serocki

He studied composition with Kazimierz Sikorski and piano with Stanislaw Szpinalski at the State Higher School of Music in Lotz and graduated in 1946. He continued in Paris, studying composition with Nadia Boulanger and piano with Lazare Lévy, before graduating in 1947-1948. Between 1946 and 1951 he performed many times as a concert pianist in Poland and abroad, but for the rest of his career, he was focused exclusively on composition. Serocki's output is concentrated in two main spheres: orchestral music and vocal-instrumental pieces to Polish texts selected with fine discrimination.

Serocki was one of the founders, along with Tadeusz Baird, of the Warsaw Autumninternational contemporary music festival. Together with Tadeusz Baird and Jan Krenz he formed the composers' group Group 49. He was vice-president of the central administration of the Polish Composers' Union from 1954 to 1955. He received a number of Polish and foreign awards, including several State Prizes, among them one in 1952 for his music to the film Young Chopin. He also received a prize at the UNESCO competition in 1959, for the Sinfonietta and the award of the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts in 1963 for the whole of his work.

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Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1952 Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra 4.00 stars CD

Comments:

Christian Lindberg - Trombone
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Leif Segerstam

1958 Musica Concertante 4.00 stars LP
Serocki Comments:
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Jan Krenz
1959 Episoden 4.00 stars LP
Serocki Comments:
For strings and three percussion groups

Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Jan Krenz

1960-1961 Segmenti for Chamber Orchestra 4.00 stars LP
Serocki Comments:
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Jan Krenz
1963-1964 Symphonische Fresken 4.00 stars LP
Serocki Comments:
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Jan Krenz