Karasowski, Moritz (actually, Maurycy)

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Karasowski, Moritz (actually, Maurycy)

Karasowski, Moritz (actually, Maurycy), Polish cellist and writer on music; b. Warsaw, Sept. 22, 1823; d. Dresden, April 20, 1892. He studied in Warsaw, Berlin, Vienna, and Paris. He was a cellist in the opera orch. in Warsaw from 1851, and later settled in Dresden as a member of the opera orch. (1864), being named a court musician in 1868.


Rys historyczny opery polskiej (Historical Outline of Polish Opera; Warsaw, 1859); Zycie Mozarta (Life of Mozart; Warsaw, 1868); Friedrich Chopin: Sein Leben, seine Werke und Briefe (2 vols., Dresden, 1877; 4th ed., 1914; Eng. tr., London, 1879; 3rd ed., 1938).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire