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Reflection on the Occasion of International Day of Music
Reflection on the Occasion of International Day of Music
2011-09-29
“We live in a diverse sonosphere: sounds surround us as Nature and as Culture. Just look at the trees and listen to their sound. If just that this natural pure tone did not disturb "bad" culture,” says Krzysztof Penderecki in a text written especially for the upcoming International Day of Music (October 1).
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Project "Rescued From Oblivion - Witold Szalonek and his Sounds Combined" on the Tenth Ann
2011-09-28
The Sound Factory Orchestra directed by Robert Kurdybacha have decided to honour the tenth anniversary of the famous composer’s death (1927-2001) with the project "Rescued from oblivion - Witold Szalonek and his sounds combined".
Wojciech Ziemowit Zych and Paweł Mykietyn's III Symphony nominated for the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej
Wojciech Ziemowit Zych and Paweł Mykietyn's III Symphony nominated for the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej
2011-09-27
On October 1, 2011, the International Day of Music, the first winners of a new award on the Polish music scene, Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej, will be announced.
20th Anniversary of Stefan Kisielewski's Death
20th Anniversary of Stefan Kisielewski's Death
2011-09-27
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Stefan Kisielewski (1911-1991), renowned composer, writer, music critic, journalist, educator and politician. On this occasion, in the PIW cafe in Warsaw at 18.00 today there will be a gathering Kisiel’s friends, to be led by his son - Jerzy Kisielewski.
Baltic Legend By Feliks Nowowiejski - Success During The Inauguration of the Artistic Season of the
Baltic Legend By Feliks Nowowiejski - Success During The Inauguration of the Artistic Season of the
2011-09-21
The performance of Feliks Nowowiejski’s Baltic Legend has enjoyed great success during the inaugural concert of the artistic season for the Polish Radio Orchestra.
London Concert to Promote National Edition of Chopin's Works
London Concert to Promote National Edition of Chopin's Works
2011-09-20
Sunday 09 October 2011 at 4.30pm Venue: Westminster Cathedral Hall
Marta Ptaszyńska winner of the Annual PCU Award 2011
Marta Ptaszyńska winner of the Annual PCU Award 2011
2011-09-19
On 20 September 2011 the awards ceremony of the Annual Awards of the Polish Composers’ Union, 2011 will take place in the Warsaw branch of the PCU. Marta Ptaszyńska, a composer who has cooperated with Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne for many years, is among the winners.
Agata Zubel's Aforyzmy na Miłosza at the 9th Sacrum Profanum Festival
Agata Zubel's Aforyzmy na Miłosza at the 9th Sacrum Profanum Festival
2011-09-16
At yesterday's concert for the Made in Poland - Milosz Sounds project, there was a premiere of the latest vocal-instrumental composition by Agata Zubel, Aforyzmy na Miłosza. The piece was commissioned by the organisers of the 9th Sacrum Profanum Festival to celebrate the Year of Czesław Miłosz, held to time with the one hundredth anniversary of the Master’s birth.
Jazzowisko 2011, or Autumn Under the Banner of Jazz
Jazzowisko 2011, or Autumn Under the Banner of Jazz
2011-09-16
During Autumn 2011, four books about jazz will be published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne SA. Promotion of the books will be combined with a series of events, meetings and concerts. Please take a look at the detailed program.
Autumn with Wojciech Kilar's Film Music
Autumn with Wojciech Kilar's Film Music
2011-09-16
Enjoying great popularity, film music by Wojciech Kilar will celebrate triumphs on the Polish and international music scenes this autumn.

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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.