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Henryk Wars

Henryk Wars (born Henryk Warszawski, after 1947 Henry Vars; 29 December 1902 – 1 September 1977) was a Polish pop music composer. He composed scores for 50 films during the interwar period in Poland and 60 more in the United States.

He composed dozens of hits for revue-theatres and films including Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy (Love Will Forgive You Everything) sung by Hanka Ordonówna, Umówiłem się z nią na dziewiątą (I Have a Date with Her at Nine) and Sex Appeal sung by Eugeniusz Bodo, Ach, jak przyjemnie (Ah, How Lovely!) and Już nie zapomnisz mnie (Now, You Will Remember Me) sung by Aleksander Żabczyński.

Wars also composed symphonies, now obscure though available on the Internet, as is his Piano Concerto of 1948. After emigrating to the United States in 1947, he changed his name to Henry Vars. He was a friend of John Wayne.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1902 (Warsaw), Died 1977 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-031508 10-in. 1/17/1939 Jedna jedyna Mieczyslaw Fogg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-031518 10-in. 1/18/1939 Prawdziwa milosc Mieczyslaw Fogg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-031519 10-in. 1/18/1939 Zapomniana melojda Mieczyslaw Fogg Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031520 10-in. 1/18/1939 Ach, jak przyjemnie! Mieczyslaw Fogg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wars, Henryk," accessed October 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116841.

Wars, Henryk. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116841.

"Wars, Henryk." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116841

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