Feliks Nowowiejski Biography (Wikipedia)
Feliks Nowowiejski (7 February 1877 – 18 January 1946) was a Polish composer, conductor, concert organist, and music teacher. Nowowiejski was born in Wartenburg (today Barczewo) in Warmia in East Prussia, German Empire. He died in Poznań, Poland.
Feliks Nowowiejski was born the fifth of 11 siblings. His father, Franz Adam Nowowiejski, born in 1830 in Wartenburg, East Prussia, had Polish roots (his grandfather Jan Nowowiejski, born in 1730 in Warmia. married the Pole Anna Jablonska from Tollack). Franz Adam Nowowiejski was a master tailor with his own workshop in Wartenburg, where he alo managed a public library of Polish books. Feliks Nowowiejski’s mother, née Katharina Falk, born in 1847, was the second wife of Franz Adam Nowowiejski ; she was a German from the neighboring village of Wuttrienen. While Franz Adam Nowowiejski enthusiastically promoted Polish culture, Feliks Nowowiejski’s mother displayed a strong interest in the arts, particularly as a pianist. With her participation in performances of Polish folk songs and recitations of noted poets from Poland and Germany as well as her own poetry, she fostered the formidable musical talent of her son, likely an inheritance from her. Despite the patriotic Polish stance of their father, his children spoke better German than they did Polish. As a result, even before his time in Berlin, Feliks Nowowiejski could only write in German.
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