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Gala Concert Called STRAŻNICY WOLNOŚCI
Gala Concert Called STRAŻNICY WOLNOŚCI
2011-12-20
A 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.
Agata Zubel's New Pieces
Agata Zubel's New Pieces
2011-12-19
Music 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."
Premiere of Paweł Łukaszewski's
Premiere of Paweł Łukaszewski's "Trzech kolęd" (Three Carols) in the National Philharmonic
2011-12-14
The annual carol concert in the National Philharmonic given by the Choir, directed by Henryk Wojnarowski, enjoys undminished popularity.
Marta Ptaszyńska's Pieces at the Royal Castle
Marta Ptaszyńska's Pieces at the Royal Castle
2011-12-13
A 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.
Diamond Baton for Tadeusz Strugała
Diamond Baton for Tadeusz Strugała
2011-12-13
The 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.
Paweł Mykietyn's Symphony III Performed by Jadwiga Rappe and the AUKSO Orchestra
Paweł Mykietyn's Symphony III Performed by Jadwiga Rappe and the AUKSO Orchestra
2011-12-12
Paweł 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.
Premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's Opera
Premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's Opera "Pułapka" in the Wrocław Opera
2011-12-06
Zygmunt Krauze’s new one-act opera, „Pułapka”, will be on the stage of Wrocław Opera already on 17 December 2011.
II December Festival -
II December Festival - "Eugeniusz Knapik - w górę, w ciszę..."
2011-12-06
The 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.
"Krzanowski Weekend" at the "Silesian Quartet and Guests" festival
2011-12-02
As 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".

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What Do We See When We Are Listening? ACOUSMATIC MUSIC from ANAKLASIS

Music is normally supposed to be listened to. Still, it also flows through our other senses. Is it, however, connected with them in a necessary and inseparable manner? After all, we can close our eyes, open up our imagination, and let unexpected experiences flow through our minds. On its brand-new 2CD release from the PORTRAITS series, the ANAKLASIS label invites you to play with your experiences and expectations. The album ACOUSMATIC MUSIC presents the philosophy of music as interpreted by one of the most intriguing contemporary composers – Marcin Stańczyk.

“All is darkness, all is quiet. What will happen here tonight?” FOREFATHERS’ EVE comes out on a gramophone record on 17th March

FOREFATHERS’ EVE by High Definition Quartet, a mesmerising fusion of jazz, ambient, and electronics, will also be available on a gramophone record as of 17th March. The album features a galaxy of experimental music stars and will be released in the REVISIONS series under the ANAKLASIS label, as the second vinyl in that label’s catalogue. Apart from the Quartet, this release brings together such world-famous giants of ambient as William Basinski, Krzysztof Knittel, Robert Rich, Christian Fennesz, and Igor Boxx of Skalpel Duo.

Polish Music Library: PWM Edition sums up the project with an attractive animation

The Polish Music Library is the youngest member of the top flight of Polish libraries, exceptional in terms of its collection and unrivalled for accessibility. It is maintained by PWM Edition, the biggest Polish publisher of sheet music and books about music, which thanks to its international prestige effectively promotes the output of Polish composers around the world. PWM sums up this project, which has been realised since 2017, with an attractive animation presenting the process through which its resources have been digitised.
 

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.