Nowakowski, Józef, Polish pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Miniszek, Sept. 16, 1800; d. Warsaw, Aug. 27, 1865. He studied at the Cistercian school in Wachock and continued his training with Würfel (piano) and Elsner (composition) at the Warsaw Cons. (1821–26). Following a tour of Germany, Italy, and France in 1833, he settled in Warsaw and taught piano privately and at the Aleksandryjski Inst. (1840–44) and the Music Inst. (1861–64). He publ. a piano manual (Warsaw, 1850). His works included 2 syms. (1830, 1846), 4 overtures, 2 piano quintets, a String Quartet, songs, and numerous piano pieces.
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