Karaswoski, Moritz

1823-1892

Contributor to both German and Polish musical literature; was born at Warsaw and died at Dresden. He studied the piano and violoncello from Kratzer, and in 1851 began playing the cello in the Grand Opera Orchestra at Warsaw. He started on a two  years' tour in 1858, and in 1860 was made Royal chamber-virtuoso at Dresden. He wrote The History of Polish Opera; Life of Mozart: and Chopin's Youth, all in Polish; Friederich Chopin, sein Leben, seine Werke und Brief e, in German, and some violoncello compositions.