Anniversaries

BORN THIS MONTH:

  • 3 December 1896 – Bolesław SZABELSKI, composer (d. 1979)
  • 5 December 1899 – Bolesław WOYTOWICZ, composer (d. 1980)
  • 6 December 1933 – Henryk Mikołaj GÓRECKI, composer (d. 2010)
  • 11 December 1876 – Mieczysław KARŁOWICZ, composer (d. 1909, under an avalanche in Tatra mountains)
  • 14 December 1789 – Maria SZYMANOWSKA, composer, virtuosa pianist (d. 1831, of cholera). Read her biography: PMHS Vol. 9
  • 18 December 1907 – Roman PALESTER, composer, broadcaster (d. 1989)
  • 23 December 1830 – Adam MINCHEJMER, composer and conductor (d. 1904)
  • 24 December 1859 – Roman STATKOWSKI, composer, teacher (d. 1925)
  • 29 December 1902 – Henryk WARS (Henry Vars), film and popular music composer (d. 1978)

DIED THIS MONTH:

  • 3 December 2004 – Marek STACHOWSKI, professor, composer, and administrator at the Music Academy in Kraków (b. 1936)
  • 11 December 1945 – Seweryn EISENBERGER, pianist (b. 1899)
  • 20 December 1834 – Maurycy MOCHNACKI, music critic, writer, pianist (b. 1804)
  • 21 December 1938 – Arnold LUDWIK, violin maker (b. 1873)
  • 21 December 2005 – Ryszard SIELICKI, pianist and composer (b. 1916)
  • 23 December 1885 – Artur BARTELS, pop singer (b. 1818)
  • 23 December 1869 – Julian FONTANA, close friend and musical associate of Chopin(b. July 1810)
  • 24 December 1898 – Eugeniusz PANKIEWICZ, pianist and composer (b. 1857)
  • 26 December 1945 – Stefan STOINSKI, music ethnographer, writer, conductor (b. 1891)
  • 29 December 1913 – Jadwiga SARNECKA, pianist, composer, poet (b. 1877)
  • 31 December 1944 – Marian Teofil RUDNICKI, conductor, composer (b. 1888)