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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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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.
 

The 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition – Results Announced!

The winners of the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition have been announced. The first prize goes to Maria Motolygina from Russia, while Alina Adamski won the PWM Edition Prize for the best performance of a Polish 20th/21st-century song.

Stanisław Moniuszko – the May Composer of the Month

On May 5th, the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth will be celebrated throughout Poland. PWM Edition has already begun its celebrations earlier, and announced Stanisław Moniuszko our May COMPOSER OF THE MONTH.

Stanisław Moniuszko For Everyone

More than 20 new sheet music publications, books and CD albums; nearly 90 reissues; performance materials for orchestras and opera houses; more than a hundred digital publications available worldwide; 7,000 pages of free access digitalised materials; more than a thousand unique graphics and photos; nearly 30 events for adult and young audiences – all these are part of PWM Edition’s celebrations programme prepared for the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth.

“Mieczysław Karłowicz. A Lone Journey” wins the Silver Pegasus Prize of the 22nd Zakopane Festival of Films about Art

We are very happy to inform that Tomasz Knittel’s film Mieczysław Karłowicz. Samotna wędrówka [Mieczysław Karłowicz. A Lone Journey], co-produced by PWM Edition and TVP (Polish state television broadcaster), won the Silver Pegasus during the gala of the 22nd Zakopane Festival of Films about Art held on 14th April.

What Does Plato Have to Do with Music Education?

PWM Edition is not just about sheet music and books. We are also involved in all kinds of educational activities, aiming to promote and support music education in both general and music schools. In this way we fulfil Plato’s postulate that “children ought to be taught music, physics and philosophy; but music in particular, because it contains models and all the skills that are crucial to learning”.


Since the first quarter of 2019 is already behind us, let us sum up PWM Edition’s educational enterprises in that period.

Agata Zubel’s “3x3” to Be Premiered in Paris

 

The world premiere of the most recent work by the highly regarded Polish composer Agata Zubel is to take place on 9th April 2019 at the Auditorium Marcel Landowski in Paris. The nine members of Ensemble 2e2m – one of France’s oldest and most renowned groups of this kind – will perform 3x3 for 9 instruments. The conductor is Pierre Roulllier.

The concert is part of the cycle “It Is a Woman’s World (Too)”.

On the 8th Festival of Premieres

A three-day festival of new music; seven concerts, two installations, nearly fifteen hours of music – only the most recent works. Thirty composers, more than half of whom are associated with PWM Edition – all this has made me happy, and I am leaving Katowice one hundred per cent satisfied,” said Daniel Cichy PhD, Director and Editor-in-Chief of PWM Edition, summing up the 8th Festival of Premieres in Katowice, which came to its close last Sunday.

Sławomir Kupczak – the April Composer of the Month

In our gallery of COMPOSERS OF THE MONTH, we present today the figure of Sławomir Kupczak, our April Composer of the Month.

Piotr Matwiejczuk Appointed New “Ruch Muzyczny” Editor-in-Chief

On 1st April 2019 the post of editor-in-chief of “Ruch Muzyczny” will be taken over by Piotr Matwiejczuk, who replaces Tomasz Cyz, head of the editorial board since 2013.