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My Guardian Demon free pdf My Guardian Demon tells the story of two remarkable artists. Separated by the Iron Curtain, their twenty-five year correspondence occasionally censored gives an intimate view of their unique bond. In their letters that were funny and sometimes brutally honest Halina and Andre shared a consuming love of music and literature and a fascination with the foibles of human nature. 'You know that Rimbaud is my guardian demon' - were Andre's words in a letter to Halina. Andre's homage to his alter ego and their shared dark side led him four years later with sardonic wit to donate his skull to the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was subsequently used in performances of Hamlet starring David Tennant. Arthur Rubinstein said of Andre 'I think Andre Tchaikowsky is one of the finest pianists of his generation - he is even better than that - he is a wonderful musician.' Yet Andre's professional passion was composition. In 2013, three decades after his death, Andre's opera The Merchant of Venice was premiered by David Pountney at the Bregenz Festival gaining international recognition. Author Anita Halina Janowska has journeyed from musical conservatoire to a PhD in criminology and a career as a writer. In Poland My Guardian Demon ( - moj diabel stroz) has achieved three editions and cult status making Andre Tchaikowsky a household name.

About Anita Halina Janowska

The musician, sociologist and writer Anita Halina Janowska was born Halina Wahlmann in Lodz, Poland on 2 February 1933. She has also written under the pen-name Halina Sander. After graduating from the Fryderyk Chopin Conservatoire in Warsaw with a degree in piano performance, she read sociology at Warsaw University and later worked as criminologist for the Polish Academy of Sciences. Janowska wrote her PhD thesis: 'Murders and their perpetrators' in 1974. She has published numerous scientific books and articles, and since 1997 has been a member of the Association of Polish Writers. Her literary output includes an autobiographical novel Krzyzowka (My Problems with Hitler and Stalin), for which she received the Warsaw Bookseller's Award (July, 1997). Her last novel The Autumn Variations was published in 2011. Anita Halina Janowska lives in Warsaw. Andre Tchaikowsky (1 Nov 1935-26 June 1982) studied piano with Emma Altberg, Stanislaw Szpinalski, Lazare Levy and Stefan Askenase, and composition with Kazimierz Sikorski, Hans Keller and Nadia Boulanger. In 1955 he was admired as the youngest laureate of the Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and a year later won the third prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels. Artur Rubinstein, one of the judges, wrote of him that he was one of the best pianists of his generation, and even more than that a wonderful musician. He was in great demand throughout his short life as a solo concert pianist and also played with the world's great orchestras and conductors, performing with them extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Andre Tchaikowsky lived most of his adult life and died in England where he is remembered as an exceptionally gifted pianist and an artistic personality of wit and erudition. Composition was his true vocation, so in his later years Tchaikowsky limited his concert activity to concentrate on writing music. His most important works include: the Shakespearian opera The Merchant of Venice premiered in 2013, two piano concertos, two string quartets, Seven Shakespeare Sonnets, a sonata for clarinet and piano, Inventions for Piano and Trio Notturno.

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Author : Anita Halina Janowska
Publisher : Smith-Gordon
Data Published : 16 April 2015
ISBN : 1854632493
EAN : 9781854632494
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 250 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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