Maszynski, Piotr

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Maszyński, Piotr

Maszyński, Piotr, Polish conductor, pedagogue, and composer; b. Warsaw, July 3, 1855; d. there, Aug. 1, 1934. He was a student at the Warsaw Music Inst. of Michalowski (piano), Roguski (harmony and counterpoint), and Noskowski (composition). In 1886 he founded the Lutnia Music Soc. in Warsaw, and was conductor of its choir for the rest of his life. He also conducted other ensembles and taught choral singing. In 1902 he became a prof, at the Warsaw Music Inst. His vocal output was highly regarded in his homeland. Among his other works were syms., chamber music, and piano pieces.

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