Karol Kurpiński

Karol Kurpiński

Karol Kurpiński (* 6. March 1785 in Włoszakowice (Luschwitz) with Lissa, Poland; † 18. September 1857 in Warsaw) was one of the most important composers of Poland in 19. Century.

With 12 years Kurpiński stepped as organist into feature, with 15 years as a violonist into Moszkowo with Lemberg. In the year 1810 it went to Warsaw, where it became second Hofkapellmeister at the folk theatre. 1825-1842 he was an artistic director of the opera in Warsaw. From the 26 operas, which Kurpiński wrote, the most successful “ Jadwiga” ( 1814) was, “the lock of Czorsztyn” (1819) and “Kalmora” (1820). Far composed it a symphony, three ballet, four Ouvertüren, one „width unit Deum “, 50 Polonaisen and - on the occasion of the rising of the people - the song “Warszawianka very well-known in Poland”.

Also as music theoreticians it went systematic lectures on the bases into action with „the music “ (1819) and „the bases of the harmony “ (1821).


 

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