Anna Maria Klechniowska

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Anna Maria Klechniowska

Anna Maria Klechniowska (b. 15 April 1888; d. 28 Aug 1973) was a Polish music educator and composer. She was born in Borowka, Ukraine, and studied at the Warsaw and Lemberg (Lviv) Conservatories, and then in Leipzig and Paris. She graduated from the Vienna Academy in 1917, after studying with Lech Jaczynowski, Gustaw Roguski, Mieczyslaw Soltys, Joseph Pembauer, Stanisław Niewiadomski, Stephan Krehl, Klara Czop-Umlauf, Franz Schmidt and Nadia Boulanger. After completing her studies, she worked as a teacher and arts administrator. She died in Warsaw. [1][2]


Klechniowska was known for piano works for young children and vocal compositions. Selected works include:

  • A Wedding Overture, for orchestra (1955)
  • The Seasons of the Year, symphonic suite (1953)
  • The Royal Castle in Cracow, symphonic poem
  • Phantasma, ballet-pantomime in 6 scenes, (1964)[3]


  1. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). ISBN 9780393034875. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  2. ^ Boenke, Heidi M. (1988). Flute music by women composers: an annotated catalog (Digitized online with GoogleBooks). ISBN 9780313260193. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Other Composers of the 19th Century". Archived from the original on 26 November 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010.