Krzysztof Komeda [10]

Krzysztof Komeda

Subject: History of Polish Light Music
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 60000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2010-12-01
Issue price: 68 pln
In the centre, a stylised image of the artist playing the piano. Below the artist's hands, stylised music notes. in the background, images of musical instruments: a trumpet, a saxophone, the upper part of a double bass and an image of a film spool. on the left, a perpendicular inscription: KOMEDA / KRZYSZTOF. On the right, a perpendicular inscription running in the opposite direction: HISTORIA / POLSKIEJ MUZYKI/ ROZRYWKOWEJ (History of Polish Popular Music).

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
At the bottom on the right, an image of the eagle established as the State emblem of the republic of Poland. Below, on the left of the eagle, an inscription: 10/ZŁ. in the centre, a stylised silhouette of the artist playing the piano. On the right, the notation of the year of issue: 2010. Along the upper rim on the left, a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland). The Mint's mark: M/W under the eagle's left leg.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska

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Krzysztof Komeda

Krzysztof Komeda was a jazz musician and composer, writer of film scores and a leading figure in modern jazz both in Poland and in Europe. He was a character larger than life. He loved music ever since he was a young child - he studied piano at the Poznań Conservatory from the age of 7. In his own words, playing music was the only occupation he felt passionate about. Yet he completed medical school and obtained the title of an ENT doctor. in spite of the polio which afflicted him in his childhood he engaged in sports such as swimming and skiing. He competed with top performers and often won. Those who shared his artistic endeavours remember him as a workaholic, tyrant and tormentor on the one hand; and a close, true and helpful friend, as well as ...

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