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« December 2011
2011-12-20A year full of important anniversaries related to the great Polish patriot, statesman, politician and philanthropist, precursor and co-founder of Polish independence, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, is coming to an end. The Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites (Rada Ochrony Pamięci Walk i Męczeństwa), the „AVE ARTE” Foundation and the Polish Cultural Foundation in London decided to celebrate this event with a theatrical-concert-media art event at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, a symbolic place where historical acts of our statehood were proclaimed.
2011-12-19Music lovers can expect three new piece from Agata Zubel in 2012. Two new pieces to words by Samuel Beckett will be premiered - "What is the Word" and "Not I" and also "Percussion Store."
2011-12-14The annual carol concert in the National Philharmonic given by the Choir, directed by Henryk Wojnarowski, enjoys undminished popularity.
2011-12-13A concert in tribute to Marie Curie will be held December 20 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, during which works by the Polish composers Marta Ptaszyńska, Grażyna Bacewicz and Maria Szymanowska will be heard.
2011-12-13The Board of Polish Radio have decided to honour Tadeusz Strugala with the prestigious music award, the Diamond Baton, in recognition of his activities as a conductor of particular importance for Polish musical life. The award will be presented on Sunday, December 18, 2011 in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio.
2011-12-12Paweł Mykietyn’s Symphony III is a five-movement work inspired by hip-hop, rock and club music and will be heard on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 7pm in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio.
2011-12-06Zygmunt Krauze’s new one-act opera, „Pułapka”, will be on the stage of Wrocław Opera already on 17 December 2011.
2011-12-06The II December Festival - "Eugeniusz Knapik - w górę, w ciszę..." will be held from 13 - 16 December 2011 at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice. This will be the next artistic event, after a recent concert by the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, forming part of the celebrations of the composer's sixtieth birthday.
2011-12-02As part of the XIX International Chamber Music Festival "Silesian Quartet and Guests", whose theme this year is the work of composers of the Stalowa Wola generation, pieces by Andrzej Krzanowski will be heard, including "Symphony for 13 string instruments", "Audycja VI" for soprano and string quartet, "Con vigore. Concerto for eight performers" and "Accordion Quartet".
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)”.
“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.
In our gallery of COMPOSERS OF THE MONTH, we present today the figure of Sławomir Kupczak, our April Composer of the Month.
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.