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Poldowski was the professional pseudonym of a Belgian-born British composer and pianist born Régine Wieniawski (16 May 1879 – 28 January 1932), daughter of the Polish violinist and composer Henryk Wieniawski. Some of her early works were published under the name Irène Wieniawska. She married Sir Aubrey Dean Paul, 5th Baronet (1869–1961), becoming Lady Dean Paul. Her name appears in a number of forms:

  • Régine Wieniawski
  • Irène Wieniawska
  • Irene Regina Wieniawski or Wieniawska
  • Lady Dean Paul
  • Lady Irene Dean Paul
  • Lady Irene Poldowski Paul
  • (Madame) Poldowski, Poldowsky or Poldowska.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 16th, 1880 (Brussels), Died January 28th, 1932 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77690 10-in. 9/19/1933 Rhythmic activity Olga Mendoza Piano solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Poldowski," accessed October 19, 2020,

Poldowski. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from

"Poldowski." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

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