Classical Guitarist Adam Szymanowski
Dr. Adam Szymanowski is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) specialist located in Houston, TX. He graduated from Drexel University College Of Medicine with 8 years of experience working within medicine.
Specialty services provided include care of professional voices, benign vocal fold lesions, early glottic cancers and swallowing disorders including Zenker’s Diverticulum. He accepts multiple insurance plans.
Early Life and Education
At the turn of the 20th century, Szymanowski had already earned prominence among Polish composers. He collaborated closely with such esteemed colleagues as Pawel Kochanski, Artur Rubinstein and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz “Witkacy.” However, following Riga Treaty 1920’s rupture with home region Gorale/Podhale region led him into intense explorations of Polish folk music from these regions.
Szymanowski stood apart from many of his contemporaries who explored orientalism by turning to folk music as the foundational principle for his aesthetic. This concert features works spanning his oeuvre – from early symphonies through ballet grotesque Mandragora and sets of mazurkas for piano; including King Roger, composed between 1918-1924.
Adam Levin is an Augustine Artist and celebrated classical guitarist who brings to tonight’s program an array of Szymanowski’s most significant compositions, starting with Slopiewnie which showcases his early interest in Orientalism – like Bartok and Stravinsky before him, he used folkloric traditions as sources of inspiration when crafting music that challenged universal standards set by German and French composers and asserted national identity.
Dr. Szymanowski specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat). He earned his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University and has been in practice for 10 years. Dr. Szymanowski accepts various insurance plans; please inquire with their office about them all.
Achievement and Honors
Szymanowski received numerous honors and distinctions during his life. These included membership in the Polonia Restituta Order, Officer status in the Order of Italian Crown and an honorary plaque from Accademia di Santa Cecilia; additionally he received doctorate honoris causa status from Jagiellonian University and honorary membership at Latvian Conservatory of Music Riga.
As an avid traveler, he visited numerous countries worldwide including the US. Here he made lasting friendships among influential cultural elites while performing at venues like Caramoor, Mostly Mozart Festival and New York City venues.
Latala Studio collaborated with the National Museum of Krakow and Teresa Chylinska to refurbish and modernize Villa Atma in Zakopane into a museum dedicated to his life and work.
Szymanowski’s fascination with Beethoven shines through in the Second Symphony as his almost obsessive desire to transform and bring together seemingly disparate material is evidenced here, such as its primary theme being heard during both its Adagio movement and final section with distinct fugal subjects.
Szymanowski rebelled against the conformism of his time by seeking to bring his own distinctive voice to music. His work is remarkable for its experimentation, unerring refinement and intensity.
Listeners today should consider that without Szymanowski as an inspiration, post-World War II Polish music would never have experienced its postwar Renaissance; most recently epitomised by Gorecki’s immense success. Uncover your ethnic origins and meet new relatives using our simple DNA test!