Krzysztof Komeda-Trzcinski – Music Composer for the movie “Rosemary’s Baby!” (1968)

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Here’s a mini biography of Komeda who was born on April 27, 1931 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, as Krzysztof Komeda-Trzcinski. He was a composer, known for Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) and Mammals (1962). He was married to Zofia von Tittenbrun. He died on April 23, 1969 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland from head injuries he received in a car accident.

In December 1968, Krzysztof Komeda was walking with friends in the Hollywood Hills after a late night of drinking – Komeda was an alcoholic – when he fell, hitting his head. One of his friends picked him up but dropped him again, causing Komeda to hit his head again. He told his friends he was fine and was driven home, after which he developed flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing. He was hospitalized with a blood clot on his brain, went into a coma and was at one point clinically dead. However, after emergency surgery, he resuscitated and after about a three-month stay, he was released. Komeda flew home to Warsaw with his wife,  Zofia von Tittenbrun but died there in April at the age of 38.

I fell in love with his music while watching “Rosemary’s Baby.”  The particular song I grew to love was titled “Moment Musical,” which is a soft piano playing melody that will make anyone want to sit and listen and get carried away to another world.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do!

 

 

Titles: Komeda: A Soundtrack for a Life
People: Krzysztof Komeda

 

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16 thoughts on “Krzysztof Komeda-Trzcinski – Music Composer for the movie “Rosemary’s Baby!” (1968)

    1. That was truly an era of great music, and the songwriters had much on their hearts and minds to write about. That was a time when music was genuine and singers belted those songs out from the depth of their hearts. Every ounce of pain they felt could be understood in their songs.

      I love watching movies myself. I bet your engineering job was filled with excitement!

      1. Oh yes. Absolutely 👏
        You know when we graduated the college used to take out a booklet with the pics of all students and something about them. It was compiled by students only. And about me it was : Calm and quiet Ashok Wahi, is a thorough gentleman. Doesn’t like to be disturbed by professors when reading novels in the class. No cinema hall in Chandigarh will screen an English movie if Ashok is not present 😂

  1. I like this…it has a Jazz feel but a melody that will stay with you. I really respect composers like this…too bad about how his life ended.
    Now I wanna see the movie again.

    Oh I can’t post comments on your page…It has the old “you must be logged in” message but I can on the Reader side…just wanted to let you know.