Rutkowski, Bronislaw , Polish organist, teacher, and composer; b. Komaje, near Vilnius, Feb. 27, 1898; d. Leipzig, June 1, 1964. He studied organ with Handschin and theory with Kalafati and Vitols at the St. Petersburg Cons. After further training with Surzýnski (organ), Rytel and Statkowski (theory), and Melcer (conducting) at the Warsaw Cons. (graduated, 1924), he completed his studies in paris (1924–26) with Vierne (organ) and Pirro (aesthetics). From 1926 to 1939 he taught at the Warsaw Cons., and then at the Krakow Cons. from 1946, where he was rector from 1955 until his death. He made tours as a recitalist throughout Europe. Among his works were choral pieces and organ music.
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