The result of eight years of research and over 230 interviews, Seeking the Infinite: The Musical Life of Stanisław Skrowaczewski is now available! Published by CreateSpace, this comprehensive biography traces the fascinating life of one of classical music’s most eminent musicians.
Seeking the Infinite details Skrowaczewski’s dramatic early years in Poland and his struggles during World War II and the Nazi and Soviet occupations of his home city, Lwów. Over the next 60 years he guest conducted every major orchestra in the U.S. and Europe, held celebrated directorships in Poland, Minnesota, England, and Japan, and created dozens of distinctive orchestral compositions.
Seeking the Infinite chronicles Skrowaczewski’s personal and professional challenges and triumphs and explores the uncompromising ideals that shaped his career. It also reveals little-known facets of American concert life and the changing landscape of the professional orchestra.
In an age when pop culture and commercialism increasingly dominate our airwaves and concert halls, Skrowaczewski remains a beacon of pure artistry. Devoid of self-promotion, he has spent his life in the service of art.
Experience Seeking the Infinite and discover why Stanisław Skrowaczewski is among the most important musicians of our time.