Alexandre Tansman (12 June 1897 – 15 November 1986) was a Polish-born composer and virtuoso pianist. He spent his early years in his native Poland, but lived in France for most of his life. His music draws on his Polish-Jewish heritage as well as his French musical influences.The Suite in Modo Polonico was completed in 1962 although some of the movements were written several years earlier. There was a strong collaboration between Segovia and Tansman on this and other compositions for guitar.
John Mills met one of Tansman's daughters Mireille, to discuss the origins of the Suite and the remarkable friendship between her father and Andres Segovia.
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