Jarzebski, Adam

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Jarzębski, Adam

Jarzębski, Adam, Polish violinist and composer; b. Warka, near Warsaw, date unknown; d. Warsaw, Dec. 1648. He became a violinist in the chapel of the Elector of Brandenburg in Berlin in 1612. After studying in Italy (1615–16), he went to Warsaw as a musician in the royal chapel. In his Canzoni e concerti (1627), a collection of 12 works for 2 instruments, 10 works for 3 instruments, and 5 works for 4 instruments, all with continuo, he made a valuable contribution to the enhancement of chamber music writing in central Europe.

—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire