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Dr Roman Luboradzki About the Hero of the Opera
Dr Roman Luboradzki About the Hero of the Opera "Madame Curie"
2011-11-29
Maria Skłodowska-Curie was an active and avid cyclist, who also held a driving license and organised mobile x-ray laboratories during World War I, but first and foremost she was a female scientist, who was not afraid of hard, backbreaking work – says Dr. Roman Luboradzki from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences about the Polish nobel prize winner, heroine of Elżbieta Sikora’s opera, in an interview for PWM.
Concert of Polish Lyrical Choral Works
Concert of Polish Lyrical Choral Works
2011-11-29
Tomorrow, 30 November, a choral concert will be held in the Kraków Philharmonic at which pieces by composers such as Juliusz Łuciuk, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Feliks Nowowiejski will be heard.
I International String Quartet Competition
I International String Quartet Competition
2011-11-29
Between 01-04.12.2011the I International String Quartet Competition in Radom will be held. During the first day of the competition we can hear works by Glazunov, Błażewicz and Mendelssohn at the inaugural concert.
The Warrior From the Turtle. Elżbieta Sikora's Opera
The Warrior From the Turtle. Elżbieta Sikora's Opera "Madame Curie"
2011-11-23
On November 25 the long-awaited Polish premiere of Elżbieta Sikora’s "Madame Curie" will take place on the stage of the Baltic Opera. The success of world premiere which took place on 15 November in Paris has whetted the appetite of music lovers in Poland.
The director of
The director of "Madame Curie" Marek Weiss about his work
2011-11-22
On 25 November the premiere of the opera "Madame Curie" will take place in the Baltic Opera. Marek Weiss, director, talks specially to PWM about the project.
Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział about the opera
Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział about the opera "Madame Curie"
2011-11-21
We invite you to listen to interesting observations of the lead actress in Elżbieta Sikora’s opera "Madame Curie" – Anna Mikolajczyk-Niewiedział. The accomplished soprano tells about her preparations for the role, her perception of the great scholar and her feelings associated with the performance of this part.
Wojciech Kilar's Piano Concerto II in the Lublin Philharmonic
Wojciech Kilar's Piano Concerto II in the Lublin Philharmonic
2011-11-18
Wojciech Kilar's latest composition, Piano Concerto II will sound again, this time in the Lublin Philharmonic during the "November National Concert", 27 November 2011 at 8pm.
Elżbieta Sikora about the opera
Elżbieta Sikora about the opera "Madame Curie"
2011-11-18
We invite you to listen to Elżbieta Sikora's comments about her latest opera, "Madame Curie". The composer speaks about the creation of the opera, about a meeting with Hélène Langevin-Joliot, among other things, and also her perception of the famous scholar.
NOSPR Concert on the Occasion of Eugeniusz Knapik's 60th Birthday
NOSPR Concert on the Occasion of Eugeniusz Knapik's 60th Birthday
2011-11-16
The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gabriel Chmura, will commemorate Eugeniusz Knapik’s 60th Birthday by performing his Introduction to Mystery. Eugeniusz Knapik is an eminent composer strongly associated with the musical scene in Katowice.
Success of the Opera
Success of the Opera "Madame Curie" in Paris
2011-11-16
We are delighted to announce that Elżbieta Sikora’s new opera "Madame Curie" was received by the Parisian public with great enthusiasm. The audience gave a particularly warm welcome to the composer and the excellent actress in the lead role - Anna Mikołajczyk - Niewiedział. The audience was captivated by the interesting design of the work, particularly highlighted by the director, Marek Weiss and the great music.

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POLISH HEROINES OF MUSIC – a new album in the SOUNDS series

Does music call for gender equality? It can surely defend itself. Nonetheless, the artistic advantages of excellent present-day women-composers and their eminent predecessors are worthy of being noticed and highlighted. Women have their separate and distinctive voice in Polish music. In recognition of the need to acknowledge that voice, on 29th January ANAKLASIS will release the CD POLISH HEROINES OF MUSIC, comprising orchestral works by Elżbieta Sikora, Hanna Kulenty, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Agata Zubel.
 

Tangos from the library of oblivion – a new disc in the series REVISIONS from ANAKLASIS

A panorama of compositional output combining Polish and Yiddish inter-war hits with sorrowful, despairing tangos from the Ghetto. The disc Bajgelman. Get to Tango represents a twenty-first-century take on the output of the outstanding musician Dawid Bajgelman, from Łódź. These arrangements and reworkings of selected works by one of the greatest composers of Jewish theatre music were produced by the outstanding musician and composer Jarosław Bester. The album comes out on 11 December.
 

A year in Polish music in sixteen albums – ANAKLASIS celebrates its first birthday

The ANAKLASIS record label, created by PWM just one year ago (on 22 November 2019), already boasts sixteen albums, and it shows no signs of slowing down, with further releases announced. 
 

‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ – an international project of PWM Edition

PWM Edition has launched a campaign and an international educational project, which brings the works by Polish composers closer to the audiences worldwide. ‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ encompasses more than just pieces by Chopin – it also means Paderewski, Szymanowska, Moniuszko, Kilar, Kurpiński and many other composers.

The premiere of Aleksander Nowak’s opera 'Drach' named Event of the Year! The laureates of the Coryphaeus of Polish Music awards 2020 have been announced

On 7 November 2020, during a gala broadcast on TVP Kultura, the laureates of the 10th edition of the Coryphaeus of Polish Music awards were announced. The award for Event of the Year went to the premiere of Aleksander Nowak’s opera Drach. Dramma per musica, given at the AUKSODRONE festival. Aleksander Nowak’s work, to a libretto by Szczepan Twardoch based on his heralded novel, was rewarded for ‘emphasising local dimensions in universal processes, for the strength of its musical and cultural message’. 
 

Krzysztof Herdzin’s 'Impressions on Paderewski' – a new release on ANAKLASIS

Paderewski was a great composer. Herdzin is a great improviser. The fusion of the worlds of these two musical giants has given rise to a new phenomenon, which we share with you today. On the 160th anniversary of the birth of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, it is time to prick up our ears to the most beautiful impressions on his music.
 

Winners of the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Competition Contest 2020 announced!

On 30 September, the call for applications for the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 was closed. From almost 50 applications, the jury selected seven laureates and distinguished five compositions.
 

New album and concert for the celebrant – “Songs & Sonnets” from Anaklasis for Romuald Twardowski

In the year of the exceptional jubilee, the composer's 90 birthday, a unique album is published in the ANAKLASIS catalogue, devoted to the chamber vocal and instrumental works of Twardowski. They are performed by the world-famous bass-baritone, Tomasz Konieczny, and an outstanding pianist, Lech Napierała.

Song Master Class: online lessons with Tomasz Konieczny and Lech Napierała

The songs of Stanisław Moniuszko and Romuald Twardowski are widely known and appreciated both by the public and the musical world. But what if we could get to know these pieces from the inside out? Two world-class musicians invite you to a unique master class experience – delivered straight to your doorstep! The acclaimed bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny and the ingenious pianist Lech Napierała will be the guides to those who are curious about the most beautiful Polish songs. The online Song Master Class program is launching now.

Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 begins

PWM Edition and Warsaw Wind Music Association invite to take part in the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra - Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020. This is the first edition of the international competition for composers, the subject of which is to write a premiere composition for a concert wind orchestra.