March Anniversaries

Born This Month:

  • 1 March 1810 – Fryderyk Chopin, virtuoso pianist, composer
  • 2 March 1927 – Witold Szalonek, composer (d. 2001)
  • 3 March 1922 – Kazimierz Serocki, composer, co-founder of the Warsaw AutumnFestival
  • 6 March 1785 – Karol Kurpinski, composer, father of national opera
  • 6 March 1835 – Ludwik Grossman, composer, pianist, and piano merchant (d. 1915)
  • 7 March 1911 – Stefan Kisielewski, composer, essayist, writer
  • 10 March 1937 – Bernadetta Matuszczak, composer
  • 14 March 1913 – Witold Rudzinski, composer
  • 17 March 1901 – Piotr Perkowski, composer
  • 17 March 1925 – Tadeusz Prejzner, composer, jazz pianist (d. 2010)
  • 18 March 1961 – Hanna Kulenty, composer
  • 21 March 1936 – Marek Stachowski, composer
  • 23 March 1933 – Andrzej Trzaskowski, composer, jazz pianist and conductor
  • 23 March 1888 – Lidia Kmitowa, violinist and teacher (d. 1980)
  • 27 March 1927 – Joachim Olkusnik, composer
  • 28 March 1954 – Pawel Szymanski, composer

 

Died This Month:

  • 1 March 2004 – Janina Garscia, composer of music for children and teachers
  • 2 March 1887 – Wilhelm Troschel, singer and son of piano maker
  • 2 March 2010 – Wanda Tomczykowska, founder Polish Arts and Culture Foundation [PACF] of San Francisco (b. 29 August 1921)
  • 3 March 2011 – Bohdan Pociej, critic, musicologist, author
  • 4 March 1939 – Józef Sliwinski, pianist, composer (b. 1862)
  • 4 March 1925 – Maurycy (Moritz) Moszkowski, composer and pianist (b. 1854)
  • 4 March 1895 – Stanislaw Niedzielski, singer (baritone), choral conductor.
  • 14 March 1954 – Ludomir Rogowski (b. 3 Oct 1881)
  • 15 March 1883 – Karol Studzinski, violinist (b. 1828)
  • 15 March 1948 – Konrad Neuger, conductor, active in the U.S. since 1931 (b. 1890)
  • 16 March, 2010 – Tadeusz Prejzner, composer, jazz pianist (b.1925)
  • 19 March 1876 – Józef Stefani, composer, conductor, violinist, son of Jan (b. 1800)
  • 21 March 1973 – Antoni Szalowski, composer
  • 22 March 1893 – Adam Herman Hermanowski, cellist, child prodigy and virtuoso (b. 1836)
  • 29 March 1937 – Karol Szymanowski, composer, pianist (b. 1882)
  • 29 March 1959 – Zdzislaw Szulc, curator of music instruments museum in Poznan
  • 31 March 1880 – Henryk Wieniawski, composer, virtuoso violinist (b. 1835)
  • 31 March 1946 – Aleksandra Stromfeld-Klamzynska-Szuminska, soprano (b. 1859)