Karol Szymanowski [200]

125th Anniversary of the Birth of Karol Szymanowski

Subject: no
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 8000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-10-03
Issue price: 1300 pln
An image of Karol Szymanowski on the background of a stylised image of a score. On the right, an inscription, 1882/1937. In the rim, a semicircular inscription, 125. ROCZNICA URODZIN KAROLA SZYMANOWSKIEGO. Between the beginning and the end of the inscription - a dot.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Above the Eagle, a stylised image of a score. In the rim, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA and in the rim, the notation of the year of issue, 20-07. Below the Eagle, an inscription, 200 ZŁ.Between the beginning and the end of the inscription - a dot. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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Karol Szymanowski

Karol Szymanowski is "second after Chopin" in Polish music. Both of them created universal works with a national character. They knew how to translate what is Polish into what is global. Szymanowski was born in a small village of Tymoszówka south-west of Kiev on 3 October 1882. He came from a landowning family with a gentry background. Culture, and music in particular, was very important at his home.

He took his first piano lessons from his father and later from his uncle Gustav Neuhaus, the founder of the Russian piano school. He also took private lessons from Zygmunt Noskowski, the most important composer of the post-Moniuszko era. However, Szymanowski was first of all a self-taught person and had no academic diploma. He even took a secondary school-leaving ...

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