Dziewulska, Maria (Amelia)
- Barbara Zwolska-Stęszeweska
(b Warsaw, June 1, 1909). Polish composer and teacher. After studying at the Warsaw Conservatory, where her teachers included Kazimierz Sikorski (1928–33), she taught at the State Higher School of Music in Kraków (1935–66), then at the corresponding school in Warsaw (1966–76), where she became a professor in 1967. She received the Prime Minister’s Award in 1956 for her music for children and the Award of the Minister of Culture and Arts in 1965 and 1971. Dziewulska’s rich educational experience is reflected in her works for young people, such as the Eight Kurpian Songs (1951) and The Murmurs of Winnie the Pooh (1961), both for children’s voices. Her style is marked by a roundness of melodic phrase and sparse, polyphonic textures. She has often used Polish folk music and also made many arrangements of early music. Her principal publisher is PWM....