Witold Maliszewski before 1927, Warsaw
Witold Maliszewski (Russian: Витольд Осипович Малишевский, Ukrainian: Вітольд Йосифович Малишевський; 20 July 1873 Mohyliv-Podilskyi, Russian Empire, now Ukraine - 18 July 1939, Zalesie, Poland), was a Polish composer, first Rector and founder of Odessa Conservatory and professor at Warsaw Conservatory, pupil of N. Rimsky-Korsakov.
Witold Maliszewski was born on July 20, 1873 in the city of Mohyliv-Podilskyi, Russian Empire, now Ukraine. Maliszewski graduated from Saint Petersburg Conservatory, class of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He was a member of famous composer group, M. Belyayev's Circle. Maliszewski was a founder and the first Rector of Odessa Conservatory (1913), which gave the world a number of outstanding musicians, like David Oistrakh, Emil Gilels, Yakov Zak to name a few.
After Russian revolution, because of the imminent threat of Bolshevik persecution Maliszewski immigrated to Poland in 1921. In 1925-1927 Maliszewski was teaching at the Chopin Musical School and was the Director of The Warsaw Music Society. In 1927 he was the Chairman of the First International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition. From 1931 to 1934 Maliszewski was the Director of the Musical department at the Polish Ministry of Education. Since 1931 to 1939 he was a Professor at the Warsaw Conservatory.
In the Soviet Union Maliszewski name was prohibited and in 1950 his conservatory in Odessa was named after Antonina Nezhdanova who had no links with the institution.
Students: Witold Lutosławski, Mykola Vilinsky, Boleslaw Woytowicz, Feliks Roderyk Łabuński, Feliks Rybicki.
Selected works 
- Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 8
- Joyful Overture (Ouverture joyeuse; Fröhliche Ouverture) in D major, Op. 11
- Symphony No. 2 in A major, Op. 12 (1903)
- Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 14
- Symphony No. 4 in D (1925)
- Symphony No. 5
- Fantazja kujawska for piano and orchestra (1928)
- Concerto in B♭ minor for piano and orchestra, Op. 29 (1938)
- Chamber music
- Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 1
- String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 2
- Quintet in D minor for 2 violins, viola and 2 cellos, Op. 3
- String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 6
- String Quartet No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 15
- Prélude et fugue fantastiques in B♭ minor, Op. 16
- Requiem (1930)
- Missa Pontificalis (1930)
- Wrocki E., W. Maliszewski, Warszawa, 1932.
- Valentyna Nazarenko, Ukrainian page of Maestro Maliszewski. "Day" Newspaper, No. 143, August 15, 2009 (translated from Ukrainian) 
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