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Maria Agata Szymanowska
Nocturne pour piano 

Maria Agata Szymanowska 
(1789 – 1831)
Ignacy Aleksander Gierymski (born 30 January 1850 in Warsaw, died between 6 and 8 March 1901 in Rome) was a Polish painter of the late 19th century. He was the younger brother of Maksymilian Gierymski, equally renowned Polish watercolour painter.
Maria Agata Szymanowska
(born Marianna Agata Wołowska; Warsaw, December 14, 1789 – July 25, 1831, St. Petersburg, Russia) was a Polish composer and one of the first professional virtuoso pianists of the 19th century. She toured extensively throughout Europe, especially in the 1820s, before settling permanently in St. Petersburg. In the Russian imperial capital, she composed for the court, gave concerts, taught music, and ran an influential salon.

Her compositions—largely piano pieces, songs, and other small chamber works, as well as the first piano concert etudes and nocturnes in Poland—typify the stile brillant of the era preceding Chopin.

She was the mother of Celina Szymanowska, who married the Polish Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz.

Maria Agata Szymanowska
Maria Szymanowska Nocturne- Roberto Piana

Adam Mickiewicz
"The Sea" 
by Aleksander Gierymski
(oil on canvas)
painted around 1891

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