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Wojciech Kilar's September Symphony at the concert
Wojciech Kilar's September Symphony at the concert "In memoriam 9/11"
A ceremonial concert by the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski will honour the memory of victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on the 10th anniversary of the event. The honorary patron of the concert will be the U.S. Ambassador to Poland, Lee Feinstein. Wojciech Kilar’s "September Symphony" will be heard during the concert; the piece was created under the influence of the events of September 11, 2001.
Paweł Łukaszewski's Lamentationes - Premiere at Wratislavia Cantans
Paweł Łukaszewski's Lamentationes - Premiere at Wratislavia Cantans
September 11, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, a concert will be held as part of the Wratislavia Cantans festival, "New York September 11, 2001 in memoriam", at which Paweł Łukaszewski’s "Lamentationes" will be premiered.
V Michał Spisak International Music Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza
V Michał Spisak International Music Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza
From 5-14 September, 2011 the V Michał Spisak International Music Competition will take place in Dąbrowa Górnicza.
49th Bydgoszcz Music Festival
49th Bydgoszcz Music Festival "Tribute to Henryk Mikołaj Górecki"
From 9 September - 7 October 2011 the 49th Bydgoszcz Music Festival, dedicated to the memory of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, will take place. During the festival pieces from PWM’s catalogue will be heard, including H.M. Gorecki's “Trzy utwory w dawnym stylu” (Three Pieces in Old Style) and "Beatus Vir" and "Concerto" for string orchestra by G. Bacewicz and the symphonic poem, "Krzesany" by W. Kilar.
12 September Maciej Zieliński's Recording Released
12 September Maciej Zieliński's Recording Released
The album „Across the Milleniums - Muzyka z przełomu tysiącleci” presenting music by Maciej Zieliński will hit the stores on 12 September, 2011. The artist is known to a wider audience for music for many hit films of recent years and is also a recognized and award-winning creator of contemporary music.
46th Wratislavia Cantans International Festival
46th Wratislavia Cantans International Festival
From 2-18 September, 2011, the Wratislavia Cantans festival will be organized for the 46th time. The programme includes performances of the "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" and "Euntes ibant et flebant" by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and "Salve Regina" by Andrzej Krzanowski.
Novello - Bicentenary of Publishing Activities
Novello - Bicentenary of Publishing Activities
We would like to inform you that British music publisher Novello and Co Ltd, exclusively represented in Poland by PWM, celebrates two hundred years of activity this year.
Wojciech Kilar's
Wojciech Kilar's "Lumen" - in memory of Hevelius
Wojciech Kilar's latest composition entitled Lumen will be premiered on October 5th in the European Parliament on the occasion of 400th anniversary of the birth of Jan Hevelius.
Paweł Łukaszewski's Pieces at the Festival in Riga
Paweł Łukaszewski's Pieces at the Festival in Riga
Two of Paweł Łukaszewski’s pieces - Symphony II „Festinemus amare homines” and “Veni Creator” will be performed on 16-17 August at the International Festival of Sacred Music in Riga.

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“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.

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.