Stolpe, Antoni, gifted Polish pianist and composer; b. Pulawy, near Lublin, May 23, 1851; d. Merano, Sept. 7, 1872. He studied piano with his father, Eduard Stolpe, then pursued composition studies with Freyer and Moniuszko at the Warsaw Music Inst, graduating with first prize in 1867; subsequently studied composition with Kiel and piano with Kullak in Berlin, and then taught piano there at the Stern Cons. until ill health forced him to abandon his career. His early death was lamented as a major loss for Polish music.
Sym. (1867); Symphonic Overture (1868); Concerto Overture (1869); Piano Concerto (1869); 2 string quartets (1866, 1869); Piano Sextet (1867); 2 piano sonatas (1867, 1872); String Quintet (1868); Piano Trio (1869); Variations for String Quartet (1872); various piano pieces; Credo for Mixed Voices, Organ, and String Quintet (1867); songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire