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Henri Kowalski

Henri Kowalski (April 1, 1841; Paris France — July 8, 1916; Bordeaux, France) was a French pianist and composer. Born in Paris to a French mother and Polish father, Kowalski studied piano at the Paris Conservatoire with Michele Carafa and Samuel David; although he was asked to leave in 1860 for failure to attend regularly. His work includes the opera Gilles de Bretagne (1877). A regular traveller, he lived in Australia from 1885 to 1896. He published in 1872 his impressions of his travels in the United States, which includes a list of his musical compositions.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 1, 1841 (Paris), Died July 6, 1916 (Bordeaux)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15178 10-in. 9/9/1914 Salut a Pesth Victor Band Band composer  
Victor B-16958 10-in. 1/4/1916 Salut a Pesth Julius L. Schendel Piano solo composer  
Victor B-26579 10-in. 7/3/1922 Salut à Pesth Victor Arden ; Phil Ohman Piano duet composer  
Columbia 39718 10-in. 1/4/1915 Salut à pesth Manolito Funes Piano solo composer  
Columbia 48888 12-in. 8/16/1916 Salut a pesth Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 8044 10-in. June 1907 Dieu! Sauve la France! Joseph Saucier Male vocal solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kowalski, Henri," accessed July 17, 2024,

Kowalski, Henri. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from

"Kowalski, Henri." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

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