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Tadeusz Wilczak

Tadeusz Wilczak (1908-1956) – conductor, after completing his studies at the Warsaw Conservatory under Walerian Bierdiajew in 1936, he became his assistant. Before the war, he conducted in Warsaw’s theatres among others, and during the occupation he led concerts organized by the Central Welfare Council. In the post-war years he conducted the Cracow and Warsaw Philharmonics, Bydgoszcz Symphony Orchestra, Łódź Philharmonic, and Warsaw Opera. From 1950, he led the class of conducting at the State Postsecondary School of Music in Warsaw.

In November, 1938, Tadeusz Wilczak conducted a Warsaw Philharmonic concert which featured the world premiere of Witold Lutosławski’s Lacrimosa – one of two parts of the Requiem, which he composed as his diploma piece in fulfillment of his composition studies in the class of Witold Maliszewski at the Warsaw Conservatory. Helena Warpechowska performed the solo part.

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