Alexandre Tansman

Alexandre Tansman (Polish: Aleksander Tansman (Tancman); 12 June 1897 – 15 November 1986) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of Jewish origin. He spent his early years in his native Poland, but lived in France for most of his life, being granted French citizenship in 1938. His Polish identity influenced several orchestral and chamber works, such as Rapsodie polonaise and Quatre Danses polonaises, and some guitar works, such as Hommage à Lech Walesa and Hommage à Chopin. His music is often said to be primarily neoclassical, drawing on his Polish Jewish heritage as well as his French musical influences.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 12th, 1897 (Łódź), Died November 15th, 1986 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-87220 12-in. 12/29/1934 Spiritual and blues Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Victor CS-101771 12-in. 5/15/1936 Triptyque for string orchestra Louis Bailly ; Curtis Chamber Music Ensemble String orchestra composer  
Victor CS-101772 12-in. 5/15/1936 Triptyque for string orchestra Louis Bailly ; Curtis Chamber Music Ensemble String orchestra composer  
Victor CS-101773 12-in. 5/15/1936 Triptyque for string orchestra Louis Bailly ; Curtis Chamber Music Ensemble String orchestra composer  
Victor CS-101774 12-in. 5/15/1936 Triptyque for string orchestra Louis Bailly ; Curtis Chamber Music Ensemble String orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tansman, Alexandre," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102857.

Tansman, Alexandre. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102857.

"Tansman, Alexandre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102857

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