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Karol Szymanowski

Reinild Mees

Complete Songs for Voice and Piano, Vol. 3

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  • Type CD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385193982
  • Catalog number CCS 19398
  • Release date 15 June 2004

About the album

Changes in Szymanowski’s style and aesthetic attitude are distinctly reflected in his rich legacy of beautifully crafted vocal works, embracing songs with piano or orchestral accompaniment, and written as single compositions or cycles. Starting within the tradition of the Romantic Lied, Szymanowski went on to shape his individual idiom with songs inspired by the exoticism of the Orient in his middle period, and—towards the end of his life—performed a spectacular about-turn leading to a stylization of authentic folklore. Impulses stimulating his creative imagination came from various sources, as Szymanowski continued to work under the influence of general philosophical ideas and particular literary works. Poetry frequently became the means of communication that supplemented his musical expression, with poetical texts forming the basis of musical works and revealing aesthetic tastes of the composer, his system of values and his artistic motivations. An examination of the poetic motifs of the songs thus discloses numerous filiations between the musical style and cultural backdrop of the period in which Szymanowski’s creative personality took shape. Szymanowski’s first creative period (1900-1914) saw his artistic maturation and assimilation of the existing repertory of stylistic norms, and is usually discussed in terms of the influence of late Romantic music, especially that of Wagner and Strauss. At the same time, this classification stimulates a variety of evaluations, ranging from charges of cosmopolitanism and the “betrayal of native ideals,” formulated at the beginning of the century, to the acceptance of attempts by the Young Poland movement to “catch up with Europe.” Studies of the songs, however, shift the emphasis to connections with literary currents of the period, making it possible to perceive the composer not so much as a Romantic attached to the ideals of German music of the past, but as a modernist expressing a new vision of the world......

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    Six songs op. 2 The world is left far behind
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:34
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    Six songs op. 2 You are not dead
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:52
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    Six songs op. 2 In the mists
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:47
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    Six songs op. 2 Sometimes when long I drowsily dream
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:24
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    Six songs op. 2 I heard you
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:27
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    Six songs op. 2 The pilgrim
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:05
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    3 fragments from poems op. 5 Holy God!
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    06:27
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    3 fragments from poems op. 5 I am and I weep
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    05:25
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    3 fragments from poems op. 5 My evening song
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    05:12
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    The Swan op. 7
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:34
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    Four Songs op. 11 Joyless I am
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:18
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    Four Songs op. 11 In the enchanted forest
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:20
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    Four Songs op. 11 Flying over me into the sapphire of the sea
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:40
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    Four Songs op. 11 roar, storm!
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:27
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    Soldiers songs To a girl
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:58
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    Soldiers songs The outsmarted soldier
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:34
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    Soldiers songs Hanka was embroidering
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:20
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    Young highlanders descend, singing
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:14
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    5 Songs op. 13 Voice in the dark
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:17
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    5 Songs op. 13 The Christchild's lullaby
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:12
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    5 Songs op. 135 Songs op. 13 At sea
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:50
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    5 Songs op. 13 Suleika
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:21
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    5 Songs op. 13 The black lute
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:27
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    Three Songs op. 32 Sunrise
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:55
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    Three Songs op. 32 Starless sky
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:13
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    Three Songs op. 32 Autumnal sun
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:19
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    Bunte Lieder Einsiedel
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:02
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    Bunte Lieder Lied des Mädchens am Fenster
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:45
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    Bunte Lieder An kleine Mädchen
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:25
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    Bunte Lieder Das hat die Sommernacht getan
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:58
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    Bunte Lieder Bestimmung
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:49
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    Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin Allah Akbar
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:40
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    Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin O my beloved!
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:55
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    Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin The barely golden sun
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:56
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    Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin At noon
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:17
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    Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin At this hour
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:55
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    Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin You departed
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:25
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    Seven Songs Gentle Lady
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:48
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    Seven Songs Sleep now
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:31
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    Seven Songs Lean out of the window
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:06
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    Seven Songs My dove, my beautiful one
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:43
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    Seven Songs Strings in the earth
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:18
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    Seven Songs Winds of May
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:09
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    Seven Songs Rain has fallen
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:41
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 The cranes were flying
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:49
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 The storm has come
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:55
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 Beware, mother
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:09
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 By the Lake
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:25
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 Grey horses by the forest
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:36
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 Hurry the horse
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:26
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 Felled oak
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:52
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 Fly, my voice, over the dew
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:45
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 Neigh, horse
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:08
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 Dark is the night, dark
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:58
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 The fish are gone, gone
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:56
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 All the folks have arrived
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:31
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    Kurpian Songs op. 58 In the flowering meadows
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:36
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    Six Songs Op. 20 On the black moon
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:52
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    Six Songs Op. 20 Saint Francis says
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:53
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    Six Songs Op. 20 I can sense the exquisite fragrance
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:10
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    Six Songs Op. 20 In my heart
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:07
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    Six Songs Op. 20 From Moorish singing halls
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:37
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    Six Songs Op. 20 On a hollow reed
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:36
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    Love Songs Op. 24 Wishes
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:25
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    Love Songs Op. 24 The only medicine
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:44
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    Love Songs Op. 24 The burning tulips
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:32
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    Love Songs Op. 24 Dance
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:06
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    Love Songs Op. 24 The lovesick East wind
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:02
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    Love Songs Op. 24 Sad spring
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:12
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    Love Songs Op. 24 The grave of Hafix Op. posth.
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    05:23
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    Four Songs Op. 41 My heart
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:33
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    Four Songs Op. 41 The Young prince
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:05
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    Four Songs Op. 41 The Young prince (2)
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:00
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    Four Songs Op. 41 The last song
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:19
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Up high at an early hour
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:03
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 A secret
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:45
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Courtship
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:41
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Some night
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:42
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Revelation
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:34
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 The annunciation
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:57
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 After the rain
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:27
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Abduction
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:06
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Slumber song
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:48
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Soul
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:47
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Fragment
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:39
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    Twelve Songs Op. 17 Night of Love
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:11
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    Children's Rhymes The Bumblebee and the beetle
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:45
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    Songs of the Fairy Princess The Song of the Wave
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:19
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    Children's Rhymes The cheating shopkeeper
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:15
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    Children's Rhymes How to best get away
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:54
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    Children's Rhymes A visit at the cow's
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:01
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    Slopiewnie Wanda
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:26
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    Children's Rhymes Saint Krystyna
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:15
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    Songs of the Fairy Princess A feast
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:36
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    Children's Rhymes The bay horse's lullaby
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:33
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    Songs of the Fairy Princess Lonely moon
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    04:00
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    Children's Rhymes Home
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:51
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    Children's Rhymes Krzysia's lullaby
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:26
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    Three Lullabies Bend silently over the cradle
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:35
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    Children's Rhymes Spring
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:50
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    Slopiewnie Cherrywords
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:51
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    Children's Rhymes The ill tempered starling
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:56
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    Songs of the Fairy Princess The nightingale
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:43
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    Children's Rhymes Piglet
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:51
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    Children's Rhymes The cat
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:24
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    Three Lullabies I sing to the sea
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:23
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    Children's Rhymes The dolls lullaby
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:49
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    Slopiewnie Green words
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:43
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    Children's Rhymes Christmas
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:05
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    Vocalise study
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    03:18
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    Songs of the Fairy Princes Golden slippers
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:28
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    Children's Rhymes Lalka's lullaby
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:49
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    Three Lullabies White giant circle of the moon
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:41
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    Children's Rhymes The bullfinch and the magpie
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:44
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    Slopiewnie Slopiewnie - St. Francis
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:55
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    Children's Rhymes The Princess' wedding
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:42
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    Lonely Moon op. 31nor. 1
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:23
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    Songs of the Fairy Princess A dance
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    02:06
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    Children's Rhymes Mice
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    00:48
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    Children's Rhymes Before falling asleep
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:07
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    Children's Rhymes The sad one
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:17
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    Slopiewnie Red Song
    Composer: Karol Szymanowski
     
    01:03

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