Composer and music publisher Antoni Kocipiński (1816-1866) was active in Ukraine during the mid 19th century. He was born into a musical Polish family near Krakow and was educated in Lviv, where he developed an interest in musical ethnology. On return from exile in Vienna, he opened a music shop on the Kreshchatyk, Kiev in 1855.
Kocipiński collected and published Ukrainian folk songs, a second edition of which was published in Latin (Polish) script for an international audience in 1862 as "Pisni, dumki i szumki ruśkoho naroda na Podoli, Ukraini i w Małorossyi".
Despite police surveillance, he held weekly musical evenings of Polish and Ukrainian songs. He was attacked in the press for printing Cossack songs in the Latin script (which was prohibited at the time), and Kiev authorities eventually banned the sale of his music books. On his death, the authorities seized his music collection. His works were not republished for another twenty-five years.
Plate numbers are in the follow format: A.K.###. Dates in italics are estimated.
|94||Zawadzki||Polichinelle polka, Op.27||1860|
|Kocipiński||Deux polonaises, Op.5||1851|