Kamienski, Lucian

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Kamieński, Lucian

Kamieński, Lucian, Polish composer and pedagogue; b. Gniezno, Jan. 7, 1885; d. Thorn, July 27, 1964. He studied composition with Bruch and musicology with Kretzschmar and Wolf at the Univ. of Berlin (Ph.D., 1910, with the diss. Die Oratorien von Johann Adolf Hasse; publ. in Leipzig, 1912), then was a music critic in Königsberg (until 1919). He taught at the Poznan Academy of Music (1920–39), and also taught musicology at the Univ. of Poznań. After World War II, he taught privately.


2 comic operas: Tabu (Königsberg, April 9, 1917) and Dami i huzary (Poznan, Oct. 2, 1938); Sinfonia paschalis (1928); Silesia Sings, symphonic sketch (1929); Violin Sonata; several piano suites on Polish themes; an album of 60 workers’ songs to his own words (Berlin, 1905-10), which he issued under the name Dolega- Kamienski.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire