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Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (3 October 1923—21 February 2017) Aged 93

 SkrowaczewskiStanislaw Skrowaczewski  (3 October 192321 February 2017)

Famous Polish conductor Stanisław Skrowaczewski has died of a stroke in a hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 93. He continued to be active until last year, performing in Poland and many other countries.
Skrowaczewski served as principal guest conductor of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and of the Saarländischer Rundfunk Orchestra in Germany.

He was the honorary conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, with which he had been associated for five decades, including a 19-year stint as its artistic director (1960-1979).

He was also music director of the Halle Orchestra in Manchester and of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Minnesota). As a guest conductor, he appeared with most of the world’s leading orchestras. He was particularly renowned for his interpretations of symphonies by Bruckner.

Skrowaczewski’s long list of distinctions includes the Grand Cross of the Order of Reborn Poland, six honorary doctorates from music academies and universities, and the Medal of Honor from the Bruckner Society in America. 

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Radio Poland: Polish conductor Skrowaczewski dies at 93