Stefan Srećković wrote:
Glad we're starting to get some really musical pieces i.e. Danses polonaise!
By the occassion of "Danses polonaise" by Juan (sic!) Bobrowitz let me here remind what I have already wrote to our Chief Moderator - GeoffB in November, 2013:
…I am as far as possible from "playing" speccialist in musicology, but I wonder if there are some little mistakes with spelling and dates os birth and death of Polish composer and virtuoso guitarrist Jan Nepomucen Bobrowicz.
In "westernized" manner he is often refered to as Bobrowitz. So I ask myself a question: is it the same person that is mentioned in some posts:
I have the impression that it would be OK with spelling Bobrowitz, I am not sure about Juan, but, perhaps prof. Delcamp has an access to Bobrowicz/Bobrowitz music editions in Spanish.
If we talk about the same person, then I am afraid that dates of birth and death are incorrect:
at our Delcamp site we read: (1785-1845)
and Wikipedia says:
12 May 1805 – 2 November 1881
As far as I know there was no other Bobrowicz/Bobrowitz….
and few days later I wrote:
…And, perhaps, this Juan instead of Jan (Hans, John) may be an interesting contribution for historians of music editions, perhaps this is a sort of path to some editions of Bobrowicz/Bobrowitz works in Spanish or in Spain ? Bobrowicz/Bobrowitz himself was also an editor in Germany, more info in Wikipedia…
after few days later I received message telling:
…Prof. Delcamp tells me he has now corrected the name and dates in his source files. The correction will appear in the next update of the D02 scores, though it might be some months before the update is issued. He sends you his thanks for pointing out the mistake…
To end with: you are so right, Stefan, using this emoticon showing the flying creature with sabre…like most of his generation (including other Polish guitar virtuosos of that time like Stanisław Szczepanowski), Bobrowicz/Bobrowitz took active part in so called November Uprising 1831, serving as second lieutenant in the formation of horse artillery. He was decorated with Polish highest military order - Virtuti Militari.
Antonio Picado, model 60, 2015, Cedar/IRW. Scale 640 mm.
Antonio Picado, model 62, 2018, Cedar/Madagascar Palosanto. Scale 640 mm. Doble Tapa.