August Anniversaries

Born This Month

  • August 4, 1879 – Józef REISS, musicologist, Polish music expert (d. 1956)
  • August 7, 1935 – Monika (Izabela) GORCZYCKA, musicologist (d. 1962)
  • August 8, 1946 – Mieczyslaw MAZUREK, composer, teacher, choral conductor
  • August 8, 1897 – Stefan SLEDZINSKI, conductor, musicologist
  • August 10, 1914 – Witold MALCUZYNSKI, pianist, student of Lefeld
  • August 11, 1943 – Krzysztof MEYER, composer, musicologist
  • August 17, 1907 – Zygmunt MYCIELSKI, composer, writer
  • August 18, 1718 – Jacek SZCZUROWSKI, composer, Jesuit, priest (d. after 1773)
  • August 20, 1889 – Witold FRIEMAN, composer, pianist
  • August 21, 1933 – Zbigniew BUJARSKI, composer
  • August 22, 1924 – Andrzej MARKOWSKI, composer and conductor
  • August 23, 1925 – Wlodzimierz KOTONSKI, composer
  • August 28, 1951 – Rafal AUGUSTYN, composer, music critic
  • August 29, 1891 – Stefan STOINSKI, music etnographer, organizer, conductor (d. 1945)

 

Died This Month

  • August 3, 2014 – Jan JARCZYK, pianist, composer, arranger (b.1947)
  • August 15, 1898 – Cezar TROMBINI, singer, director of Warsaw Opera (b. 1835)
  • August 15, 1936 – Stanislaw NIEWIADOMSKI, composer, music critic
  • August 15, 2014 – Jan EKIER, pianist, composer, pedagogue
  • August 17, 1871 – Karol TAUSIG, pianist and composer, student of Liszt (b. 1841)
  • August 21 1925 – Karol NAMYSLOWSKI, folk musician, founder of folk ensemble
  • August 22, 1966 – Apolinary SZELUTO, composer and pianist
  • August 23, 1942 – Waclaw WODICZKO, conductor (b. 1858), grandfather of Bohdan, conductor
  • August 27, 1865 – Józef NOWAKOWSKI, pianist, composer, student of Elsner, friend of Chopin
  • August 29, 1886 – Emil SMIETANSKI, pianist, composer (b. 1845)