( b Minsk, May 4, 1819; d Bordeaux, July 8, 1889). Polish pianist, conductor, teacher and composer . He was the son of Fabian Miładowski, a music teacher who gave him his first piano instruction. He was famous as a prodigy and gave concerts at the age of ten. Later he studied piano with F. Thiebe in Vilnius. Further study followed at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna with Joseph Fischhof (counterpoint), Franz Hauser (singing), Simon Sechter and A. Hölzl (composition). After a short stay in Berlin, where he befriended Mendelssohn, and a visit to France, he returned to his own country, where he taught music and conducted the then celebrated orchestra of Benedykt Count Tyszkiewicz at the Czerwony Dwór (Red Manor), near Kaunas. He next moved to Vilnius, where he taught music. In 1854 he and Moniuszko founded the Society of St Cecilia, the aim of which was the cultivation of church music. He then spent some time at his estate in Macki, near Minsk, but in ...
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Subjects: Romantic Music
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