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PWM Official Representatives of Edition Peters Publishers
PWM Official Representatives of Edition Peters Publishers
2012-11-29
It is our pleasure to announce that following many years of collaborating with Edition Peters, Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne have entered into a contract to become their representative in the territory of Poland.
Elżbieta Sikora's Work in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes
Elżbieta Sikora's Work in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes
2012-11-29
On December 2, Michel Supéra will perform Elżbieta Sikora’s „Lisboa, tramway 28" for saxophone and electronics in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes.
Szymanowski's Król Roger (King Roger) in Spain
Szymanowski's Król Roger (King Roger) in Spain
2012-11-27
Four performances of Karol Szymanowski’s "Król Roger" given in Spain on 24, 27, 30 November and 3 December, are an initiative by the Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera and the Grand Theatre in Poznań.
Polish Music on Mezzo
Polish Music on Mezzo
2012-11-26
You can watch a concert by Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Marc Minkowski, during which the artists performed works by H.M. Górecki, S. Moniuszko. K. Szymanowski and G. Bacewicz on the French television channel, Mezzo.
Golden Baton for Daniel Smith
Golden Baton for Daniel Smith
2012-11-26
Jury of the 9th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors Based on the total score for the three stages has decided to award the following prizes and awards:
"Górecki - Mikołaj/Henryk Mikołaj" - New Recording
2012-11-19
Works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, who died two years ago, and his son, Mikołaj Górecki, have been recorded on a common CD by various ensembles from the Silesian Philharmonic, conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk and Jarosław Wolanin.
Profiles of the Winners of the X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition
Profiles of the Winners of the X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition
2012-11-14
First place in this year's edition of the Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition fell to the composition "RIFFFonia" by Paweł Pietruszewski, whilst Adam Porębski’s piece, "Semi-overture", received a distinction.
Award for Paweł Mykietyn
Award for Paweł Mykietyn
2012-11-13
Yesterday Paweł Mykietyn received the prestigious Prix France Musique Sacem 2012 for his music for the film Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski. The Polish composer defeated 10 other artists, including Alexander Desplat and Howard Shore.
X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition is Judged
X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition is Judged
2012-11-08
On 6 November, 2012 the jury of the X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition chose two winning entries from the submitted compositions.
Music of Szymanowski, Moniuszko and Górecki in Paris
Music of Szymanowski, Moniuszko and Górecki in Paris
2012-11-07
On 13 November the Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Marc Minkowski will perform fragments of Stanisław Moniuszko’s opera “Halka”, Karol Szymanowski’s Piano Concerto No.2 op.61 and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” op. 36.

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PWM Edition’s 75th anniversary album GREAT ENCOUNTERS

GREAT ENCOUNTERS are performers’ meetings with excellent music, but also the encounters of great personalities from the past with composers who enjoy successes in our own times. Fryderyk Chopin, Henryk Wieniawski, Stanisław Moniuszko, Karol Szymanowski, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski did for Polish music what the three great Romantic bards and the giants of positivistic novel achieved in the field of literature. Their music not only impresses audiences with its beautiful form and emotional charge, but also provides modern-day artists with an inexhaustible source of inspiration. That music preserves for us the idiom of Polishness, to which, willy-nilly, by way of homage or rebellion, successful generations of artists and music lovers continue to return as to a point of reference. On GREAT ENCOUNTERS, this is done by the most outstanding representatives of Polish jazz and popular music.

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.