Krzyżanowska Halina

Halina Krzyżanowska (Maria, Ludwika, Helena) (* 4.8.1867 Courbevoie near Paris – † 1/18/1937 Rennes).

Polish pianist and composer, born and active in France. She studied piano with Antoine Francois Marmontel at the Paris Conservatory and composition with Ernest Guiraud. After graduating with an award in 1880, she gave concerts as a pianist. In 1889, she took a piano class at the Rennes Conservatory, where she remained active until the end of her life.

She has composed over 60 songs. The first of them (solo songs) appeared in Paris and London in 1887-1888. The most numerous group are piano compositions (including 2 Sonatas). She is also the author of the opera Marguerite to the libretto by Hipolit Świejkowski, the unpublished Symphony and Fantasy for piano and orchestra, and several chamber compositions, published mainly by French publishing houses, including 2 Violin Sonatas (op. 28 and 43), Cello Sonata (Op. 47), Quartet string in A major (Op. 44). It is also worth mentioning a few vocal-instrumental compositions, including those on religious themes (including the Sancta Radegung oratorio and songs for voice and organ: Ave Maria, O salutaris, Panis Angelicu), as well as small instrumental pieces with piano accompaniment.

More information about the artist on the wikipedia website.

Chamber pieces with violin

Sonata No. 1 for violin in E minor, Op28 (1912) (sheet music) link to the recording: Andrzej Gębski – violin, Grzegorz Skrobiński – piano
Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 43 (1925)
Lullaby for violin and piano
Elegia op 40 for violin and piano (sheet music)
Mazur opus 46 – for violin and piano (score, original arrangement of the violin part)
Meditation op 42 – for violin and piano (sheet music)
String quartet in A major, Op. 44 (1925) (sheet music)

Sheet music also available at the link.

Halina Krzyżanowska- “Chaamber Music” CD