Degree

Doctor of Music (DM)

Department

The College of Music and Dramatic Arts

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

Polish music history suffers from a lack of representation. This misleads audiences to the common misconception that Polish music began and ended with Chopin. In reality, there are a number of important figures in 19th-century Poland whose efforts were seen as vital to the restoration of music culture in a time when conquering nations were actively working on destroying Poland’s history. The purpose of this lecture recital is to bring the biography and works of Zygmunt Noskowski, one of Warsaw’s most important musical figures, to English speaking audiences.

Born in 1846, Zygmunt Noskowski was active as a musician, composer, and pedagogue until the year of his death in 1909. He made it his life’s work to revive music culture of post-uprising Warsaw by uplifting society through slow and gradual rebuilding of musical foundations.

Committee Chair

Vangjel, Matthew

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