Klechniowska, Anna Maria
- Barbara Zwolska-Stęszeweska
(b Borówka, Ukraine, April 15, 1888; d Warsaw, Aug 28, 1973). Polish composer and teacher. She studied at the conservatories of Warsaw and Lemberg (now L′viv) in 1905 and then attended the Leipzig Conservatory (1906–8), where her teachers were Joseph Pembaur (piano) and Stephan Krehl (composition). Afterwards she studied the piano at the Kraków Music Institute with Klara Czop-Umlaufowa (until 1911) and at the Vienna Music Academy with R. Schmidt (graduating in 1917). From 1918 to 1939 she taught her own music courses for beginners in Warsaw, after which she studied composition, with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. She was also a professor of piano at the Institute for Popular Music in Lódź. Though Klechniowska’s educational music enjoys greater popularity than her other works, her output in most areas is quite extensive. Her orchestral music includes Wawel, a symphonic poem (1917), and The Seasons...