Karol Szymanowski Museum, Zakopane

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The Karol Szymanowski Museum, the Zakopane Branch of the National Museum in Krakow, is located in the Atma villa built around 1890 in the Zakopane style. Szymanowski settled in Atma in October 1930 and, during the six years of his stay, he created many compositions there, for example, fragments of the Harnasie ballet, twelve Kurpie Songs for voice and piano for folk lyrics, op. 58, IV Symphonie concertante for piano and orchestra, and op. 60, II Violin Concerto op. 61. The composer left Atma for good late in the autumn of 1935. He died on 29 March 1937 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and his body was laid to rest in the Crypt of the Distinguished in St. Stanislaus' Church ‘Na Skałce’ in Cracow on 7 April. Thirty years later, in 1967, Zdzisław Sierpiński took the initiative to create the Szymanowski museum in the Atma, and Jerzy Waldorff established a social committee to buy out and refurbish the Atma. Their efforts were successful; the villa was bought in 1972 and the Karol Szymanowski Museum was opened in it four years later.

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