Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Moniuszko, Stanisław (opera)locked

  • Jim Samson


(b Ubiel, nr Minsk, May 5, 1819; d Warsaw, June 4, 1872). Polish composer. He was the leading Polish opera composer of the 19th century.

Born into the Polish middle gentry in Ubiel, a small village in the province of Minsk, he was brought into close contact with music and the other arts early in life. His father, Czesław, at one time an officer in Napoleon’s army, was a noted poet and painter, and his mother, Elżbieta, a talented amateur pianist who gave the composer his earliest piano lessons at the age of four. In ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.

Musical Quarterly
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik