Karol Szymanowski [2]

125th Anniversary of the Birth of Karol Szymanowski

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 990000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-10-03
Issue price: 2 pln
An image of Karol Szymanowski and a stylised image of a score. At the bottom, a diagonal facsimile of the signature of Karol Szymanowski. Below the images, an inscription, 1882/1937. In the rim, a semicircular inscription, 125 ROCZNICA URODZIN KAROLA SZYMANOWSKIEGO (125th anniversary of the birth of Karol Szymanowski).

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 20-07. Below the Eagle an inscription, ZŁ 2 ZŁ, an inscription in the rim, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark under the Eagle's left leg, m/w.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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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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