Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska

Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska

Real Name:
Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska née Tekla Bądarzewska
Polish pianist, born in 1834 in Warsaw, Poland, known mainly as the composer of the salon piece "A virgin's prayer" (French: "La prière d'une vierge").

First published in 1856 (as "Modlitwa dziewicy"), this piano composition got famous through the cabaret show "Revue et gazette musicale", was extremely popular at the end of the nineteenth century and has been transcribed for many different instrumentations. It is particularly popular in the Far East and both revered and reviled due to its charming simplicity.

Bądarzewska-Baranowska wrote some 35 salon pieces for piano and died on 29 September 1861 at the age of 27. Her marriage to Jan Baranowski produced five children in their nine years of marriage, and a crater on the planet Venus is named after her.


Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska Discography


Various Jungfruns Bön (as Badarczewska) Various - Klassisk Önskemusik His Master's Voice Sweden 1981 Sell This Version
T20P-26 Unknown Artist 乙女の祈り (as バダジェフスカ) Unknown Artist - Sounds Of Nature: Mind Control [1/f] = サウンド・ナチュラル 決定版 マインド・コントロール(CD, Album) Arc (13) T20P-26 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
RK 9703 Unknown Artist Wanspielschrank and 2 more… Unknown Artist - Mechanische Musikinstrumente(CD) Raumklang RK 9703 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
X-5501 Various 乙女の祈り Various - Maiden's Prayer (乙女の祈り) -Piano Favorites (ピアノ名曲)- (LP, Album) Philips X-5501 Japan Unknown Sell This Version


4804 Various Romanze (Aus and 2 more… Various - Swinging Classics(2xLP, Comp) Silva 4804 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
26 568-6 Various Gebet einer Jungfrau (as Tekla Badarzewska) Various - Classic Dreams(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Sonocord 26 568-6 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
430 213-4 Various Jomfruens Bønn (as Badarczewska) Various - Klassisk På Gang III(Cass, Comp) VG, Decca 430 213-4 Norway 1990 Sell This Version
INT 885.916 Various Gebet Einer Jungfrau (as Bądarzewska) Various - Träumerei (Meisterwerke Zum Kennenlernen)(3xCD, Comp) Intercord INT 885.916 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
436 854-4 Various The Maiden's Prayer (as Bądarzewska-Baranowska) Various - Your Hundred Best Piano Tunes I(Cass, Comp) Decca 436 854-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version