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Concert - Witold Szalonek in Memoriam on the 85th Anniversary of the Composer's Birth
Concert - Witold Szalonek in Memoriam on the 85th Anniversary of the Composer's Birth
2012-02-27
On Friday, March 2, a concert will be held in Katowice of Witold Szalonek’s works and works by winners of the Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition, which in 2011 was dedicated to the memory of Szalonek.
Sztorm Roku 2011 for Elżbieta Sikora and Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział
Sztorm Roku 2011 for Elżbieta Sikora and Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział
2012-02-27
Elżbieta Sikora and Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział were awarded the Sztorm Roku 2011 prize of the Year 2011 for the opera "Madame Curie".
Golden Fryderyk for Wojciech Kilar
Golden Fryderyk for Wojciech Kilar
2012-02-23
26 April 2012 during the gala Fryderyk Awards Ceremony, 2012, Wojciech Kilar will receive a Golden Fryderyk for lifetime achievement.
Anniversary Editions of Karol Szymanowski's Works
Anniversary Editions of Karol Szymanowski's Works
2012-02-22
This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birth and the 75th anniversary of the death of Karol Szymanowski (born October 3, 1882 in Tymoszówka, died March 29, 1937 in Lausanne). Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne is celebrating these anniversaries with a new critical edition of the Symphony I in F minor, Op. 15 and the Symphony II in B flat major, Op. 19
Wojciech Kilar's Music in the Pomeranian Philharmonic
Wojciech Kilar's Music in the Pomeranian Philharmonic
2012-02-22
Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział and the Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra conducted by José Maria Florêncio will today perform Wojciech Kilar’s vocalisation from the film „The Ninth Gate” and „Orawa” in the Pomeranian Philharmonic, amongst other pieces.
Our Books for Children Through the Eyes of Parents
Our Books for Children Through the Eyes of Parents
2012-02-22
Our books for children are gaining recognition in the eyes of young audiences and their parents. The reviews that parents have been placing on the portal Czasdzieci.pl is evidence of this.
PWM at Musikmesse in Frankfurt
PWM at Musikmesse in Frankfurt
2012-02-21
Between 21-24.03.2012 the world's leading trade fair for the world of music - Musikmesse Frankfurt - will be held. PWM Edition will be located on the position no. 3.1 B16.
Karol Szymanowski's
Karol Szymanowski's "Song of the Night" in London
2012-02-21
Karol Szymanowski's Third Symphony, "Song of the Night" will be heard on February 22, 2012 in London's Royal Festival Hall, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Vladimir Jurovski.
Music of Antoni Szałowski in Lublin Philharmonic
Music of Antoni Szałowski in Lublin Philharmonic
2012-02-17
On February 24, 2012 Lublin Philharmonic under the baton of Sławek A. Wróblewski will present the Overture by Antoni Szałowski.
Andrzej Koszewski's Sinfonietta performed by Poznan Philharmonic
Andrzej Koszewski's Sinfonietta performed by Poznan Philharmonic
2012-02-17
On February 17, during a concert at the Poznań Phillharmonic called "Music Not All That Old”, Sinfonietta by Andrzej Koszewski will be heard.

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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.