Noskowsky, Sigismund



Gifted composer; born at Warsaw, where he became a teacher in a blind institution and invented a musical notation for the blind. The Musical Society of Warsaw assisted him to go to Berlin for study with Kiel and Raif. In 1876 he was made conductor of the Bodau Society at Constance, returned to Warsaw in 1881 to fill the position of director of the Musical Society, and became a professor at the Warsaw Conservatory in 1888. His works are an opera, Livia; an overture, Das Mierauge; he also composed symphonies; balletmusic; string quartets; piano-music and chansons et danses cracoviennes, and other music.