Grzegorz Fitelberg

Grzegorz Fitelberg ( born October 18, 1879 in Daugavpils, Livonia, Russian Empire, † June 10, 1953 in Katowice, People's Republic of Poland) was a Polish composer and conductor.

Fitelberg studied from 1891 to 1896 composition with Zygmunt Noskowski and violin with Stanislaus Barcewicz at the Warsaw Conservatory. He then worked at Warsaw's Teatr Wielki and was concertmaster of the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra since 1901. In 1905 he founded, together with Karol Szymanowski, Ludomir Rozycki and Apolinary Szeluto the artist group Młoda Polska and the Spólka Nakładowa Mlodych Kompozytorów Polskich whose first concerts he conducted.

From 1908 to 1911 Fitelberg was conductor of the Warsaw Philharmonic, 1912/1913 at the Vienna Court Opera. From 1914 to 1921 he worked as a conductor in Petrograd and Moscow. After a collaboration with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes from 1923 to 1934 he was chief conductor of the Warsaw Philharmonic again. In addition, he taught from 1927 to 1930 composition at the Warsaw Conservatory.

In 1934 he founded the Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio, which he directed until 1939. During the Second World War, he went first to Paris and then conducted in the season 1940/1941 in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon. Until 1945 he worked in the United States, after which he returned to Europe. In 1946 he founded in Katowice Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Great, with whom he played the world premiere of Lutoslawski's First Symphony. From 1950 to 1951 he also taught at the National Conservatory of Katowice.

Fitelberg has composed two symphonies, three symphonic poems, two overtures, two Polish Rhapsodies, a violin concerto, two violin sonatas and songs. Since 1979, every four years held Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition the Filharmonia Śląska organized in Katowice for young conductors.


  • Romans bez slow for Violin and Piano, 1892
  • Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, 1894
  • Berceuse for violin and piano, 1897
  • Chanson triste for piano, 1900
  • Mazurka for Violin and Piano, 1900
  • Romans bez slow for Violin and Piano, 1900
  • Trio in F minor for Violin, Cello and Piano, 1901
  • Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, 1901
  • Koncert for Violin and Orchestra, 1903
  • Canzoneta for symphony orchestra, 1903
  • Symfonia No. 1, 1904
  • Pieśń o Sokole, symphonic poem for large orchestra, 1905
  • Preludium i Pieśń " Łabędź " for voice and piano, 1906
  • Wiosna, Overture for Orchestra, 1906
  • Symfonia No. 2, 1907
  • Protesilas i Laodamia for voice and orchestra, 1908
  • Rapsodia Polska for large orchestra, 1913
  • Rapsodia No. 2 for orchestra, 1914
  • W Głębi Morza, musical tableau in the form of an overture for large orchestra, 1914
  • Recitative for Clarinet and Piano, 1918
  • Marsz Radosny for symphony orchestra, 1953
  • Polish composer
  • Composer of classical music ( 20th century)
  • Pole
  • Conductor
  • Person ( Daugavpils )
  • Born in 1879
  • Died in 1953
  • Man