Hoesick, Ferdinand, Polish musicologist; b. Warsaw, Oct. 16, 1867; d. there, April 13, 1941. He studied at the Univs. of Heidelberg, Kraków, and Paris, returning to Warsaw in 1891. He was ed. and writer on literature, his writings on music dealing exclusively with Chopin and including the biography Chopin (Warsaw, 1904; rev. and enl. ed. as Chopin: Life and Letters, 3 vols., 1910-11; later revision, 4 vols., Kraków, 1962-68).
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