Andrzej Korzyński – Between classics and entertainment

Grzegorz Brzozowicz confirmed in an interview with PAP.

Andrzej Korzyński studied composition and composition at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw in the professor’s class. Kazimierz Sikorsky. Brzozowicz said that classical education helped Korzyński a lot. “He told me that in music school he gained ease of switching between different musical genres. For example, in the music of In Desert and Wilderness, he used oriental scales, for example, Persian” – he recalls. He was entrusted with the task of what the atmosphere of music should be and he adapted very quickly. He was very diligent. He composed quickly, accurately and without delay. He also had great ease in writing melodies. He is one of the few Polish composers. Film music, in In their films you can hear the songs, ”- said the music critic.

After graduating, Korzynsky wrote the mini-radio opera “Klutches” (1965) as a diploma. Brzozovic noted that her tapes are in the radio archive. “It is not known whether Korzynsky will continue his career as a classical musician, although he was also attracted to the cabaret, and at the same time with recent years he played as a pianist in the Manneken cabaret. Unfortunately, he had an accident: the firecracker of the year that his friend made in the his hand. Two fingers were damaged for the rest of his life. He was not able to practice the profession of talent.”

However, as he pointed out, Korzyński used classical music throughout in the music of his films. “Even in the last movie,” Kosmos Żuławski, there’s a song. He also loved to experiment, to combine electronic and symphonic instruments. It all depends on the character and the times a particular movie or series was made. When he wrote music for Marble Man Andrzej Wajda, “he became fascinated by this kind of music that is completely out of fashion, and at the same time perfectly suited to the film,” he said.

“Classical and folk music were intertwined in his life all the time. When he was graduating from the academy and composing an opera as a dissertation for a diploma, he also wrote songs for Piotr Szczepanik, for example, the biggest song “Yellow Calendars”, I began to work with Żuławski on music The movies. Their first movies feature classical and symphonic music, but in the third part of the night he used rock. He liked to experiment with different sounds and was easy to adapt to. It wasn’t a problem for him that one day he records a song, and the second he works more elaborate” – stressed Brzozovic.

“In 1972, an album with Korzyński’s film music was released. It was the first complete album with a picture of a film music composer on the cover, since there was no tradition to publish albums with film music at that time. His first album, but his next album was not released until after 40 years old, released by GAD Records ”- he noted.

Brzozowicz explained that Korzyński was forgotten in the early 1990s. “He made most of the films with Żuławski and Wajda, Mr. Kleks Academy brought him fame, and it so happened that in the early 1990s the films for Wajda, Żuławski and Part V of Mr. Kleks Academy were poor. Korzyński started working in Germany again. He had a friend there, Seleno Plewis Selino fled to West Germany in 1983. He was offered a Korzynsky collaborated, and then worked there mainly in the nineties. ”

Andrei Korzynsky, born in 1940, graduated from the Department of Composition and Composition at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw (1964). During his studies he collaborated as a pianist and composer with the academic cabaret Manneken. In 1964 he founded the band Ricercar ’64, recorded his work with them and accompanied the soloists.

In 1965, he was one of the founders of the youth studio “Rhythm” on Polish Radio, which presented, among other things, the works of young musicians performing Bigbit music. Songs were recorded there, among others, Marek Grechota, Chislau Neiman, Zeroni Guitar, Break Out, Trobadoro, Stan Boris, Wojciech Gusowski.

Andrzej Korzyński composed many Polish pop songs in the 1960s. They have been sung by, among others, ABC Group, Błękitko-Czarni, Czesław Niemen, Ada Rusowicz, Katarzyna Sobczyk and Piotr Szczepanik. In the following years, he also composed songs, including. For Andrzej, Eliza, Dwa Plus One, Irena Jarocka, Maryla Rodowicz, Zdzisława Sośnicka, Test and Violetta Villas. In 1983 he invented the character Frank Kimono, played by Pyotr Frunzhevsky, for whom Korzynsky wrote songs.

He was the author of, among others “Yellow Calendars”, “To a Teardrop”, “I’m a Butterfly”, “Little House Untitled”.

In the 1970s he founded Arp Life, the first Polish group to play electronic music.

He has also composed music for more than 150 films and series, including films: Andrzej Żuławski – incl. “The third part of the night”, “The Devil”, “On universal silver”; Andrzej Wajda – “Everything is for sale”, “Fly catch”, “Birch”, “Marble Man”, “Iron Man”, “Miss Sun”; Sylwestra Chęciński – “Nie ma nie mocnych”, “Love it or leave it”, “Big Shu”; Edward Chebrosky – “Salvation”; Władysław Ślesicki – including “In Desert and Wilderness”; Krzysztof Gradowski – “Akademia Pana Kleksa”, also wrote music for such series as “Janka”, “Tulipan” and “Tigrysy Europa”.

He was, inter alia, the laureate of the Music Award for “Red Thorns” at the 1977 Polish Film Festival in Gdansk and the “Man with the Golden Ear” award at the Soundedit Music Producers Festival. Recipient of the Silver Medal for Cultural Merit – Gloria Artes.

He died on April 18 at the age of 82.

Andrzej Korzyński’s funeral service takes place from the 11th at the Creative Communities Church in Warsaw. After the liturgy, the composer will rest at the Powązki Military Cemetery.

Author: Olga Łozińska

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