Witold Rovitsky ( Polish. Witold Rowicki , real last name Kalka , Polish. Kałka ; February 26, 1914 , Taganrog - October 1, 1989 , Warsaw ) is a Polish conductor .
polish Witold rowicki
|Birth name||Witold Kalka |
polish Witold Kałka
|Date of Birth||February 26, 1914|
|Place of Birth||Taganrog|
|Date of death||October 1, 1989 (75 years)|
|Place of death||Warsaw|
|Professions||conductor , music teacher|
Born February 26, 1914 in Taganrog .
In 1923, the family moved to Poland  .
He studied at the Conservatory of the Krakow Musical Society as a violinist (with Arthur Malyavsky ); at the end of the conservatory ( 1938 ) remained to teach in it. In 1945 , he re-created the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra disbanded in connection with the Second World War in Katowice and led it for the first two seasons, then giving way to the pre-war orchestra leader Grzegožu Fitberberg . From 1950 to 1955 and again in 1958 - 1977 . Rovitsky headed the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra (in the interval in 1957-1958 he led the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra ); He gave the orchestra more than 300 tour performances outside of Poland. In 1965 - 1966 He was also the artistic director of the Warsaw Opera, on November 20, 1965 , he conducted Stanislaw Moniuszko ’s opera, The Terrible Yard, which was solemnly presented on the occasion of the completion of the reconstruction work in the opera-destroyed opera house.
After 1977 , he performed mainly as a guest conductor, collaborating with leading world orchestras; among the groups, especially those frequently performed under the direction of Rovitsky, are the three leading orchestras of London ( London Symphony , Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonic ), Cleveland Orchestra , Philadelphia Orchestra . However, in 1983 - 1985 . Rovitsky headed the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra .
Rovitsky recorded about 100 discs for Polish recordings, Philips and EMI labels. Many of them were awarded various prizes: in particular, the recording of all symphonies and overtures by Antonin Dvorak with the London Symphony Orchestra received the Grand Prix du Disque of Charles Cros Academy. Other works include all symphonies of Johannes Brahms , works by Wojciech Kilyar , Mechislav Karlovich , Karol Szymanowski , piano concertos by Robert Schumann and Sergei Prokofiev with Svyatoslav Richter .
- Shmul'yan G. T. Regional studies. - Taganrog: Anton, 2010. - p. 157. - ISBN 978-5-88040-070-6 .