Thekla Badarczewska

Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1829/1834 – 29 September 1861) was a Polish composer.

Bądarzewska was born in 1829 in Mława or 1834 in Warsaw. She married Jan Baranowski and they had five children in their nine years of marriage. Bądarzewska-Baranowska died on 29 September 1861 in Warsaw. Her grave in the Powązki Cemetery features a young woman with a roll of sheet music titled La prière d'une vierge. One of her daughters, Bronisława, was enrolled at the Warsaw Institute of Music in 1875. A crater on Venus is named after her.

In 2016, she appeared as one half of a pop idol duo with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in an anime series, Classicaloid. She was portrayed by Mao Ichimichi.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1834 (Warsaw), Died September 29, 1861 (Warsaw)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15160 10-in. 8/28/1914 The maiden's prayer Neapolitan Trio ; William H. Reitz Instrumental trio, with bells composer  
Edison 2326 10-in. 6/11/1913 Mazurka Reed Orchestra [Edison Records] Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 2392 10-in. 7/24/1913 The maiden's prayer Reed Orchestra [Edison Records] Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 19282 10-in. 7/8/1929 The maiden's prayer André Benoist Piano solo composer  
Edison N-1007 10-in. 7/8/1929 Maiden's prayer André Benoist Piano solo composer  
Gramophone 2077y 10-in. 10/16/1911 Jungfruns bön Inga Berentz Female vocal solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Badarczewska, Thekla," accessed July 6, 2022,

Badarczewska, Thekla. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 6, 2022, from

"Badarczewska, Thekla." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 July 2022.

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