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75th Anniversary of Karol Szymanowski's Death
75th Anniversary of Karol Szymanowski's Death
2012-03-29
Today, 29 March 2012, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Karol Szymanowski’s death – one of the most accomplished Polish composers of European and worldwide significance and a representative of the Young Poland movement in music. His invaluable contribution to musical culture includes symphonic works, vocal-instrumental, solo and chamber works.
Lifetime Achievement Award for Krzysztof Penderecki
Lifetime Achievement Award for Krzysztof Penderecki
2012-03-28
Krzysztof Penderecki has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Classical Music Awards 2012 (ICMA) for his lifetime’s work.
PWM at the Music Teachers National Association 2012 National Conference
PWM at the Music Teachers National Association 2012 National Conference
2012-03-26
From 24 March PWM presents its offer for piano at the MTNA conference in New York. You can see some pictures of our exibition below.
The third day of the Fair
The third day of the Fair
2012-03-24
National Edition of Works of Frederic Chopin and Complete Works of Frederic Chopin arouse great interest of the visitors to our booth. The name of Frederic Chopin usually attracts customers from around the world.
Maestro Antoni Wit about Wojciech Kilar
Maestro Antoni Wit about Wojciech Kilar
2012-03-23
We present you Antoni Wit's statement about the creativity and style of composer Wojciech Kilar on the occasion of the 80th the composer's birth.
The second day of Musikmesse fair in Frankfurt
The second day of Musikmesse fair in Frankfurt
2012-03-22
Musikmesse is the best opportunity to look at international trends in publishing. This year, in hall 3.1, you can find the largest music publishers from around the world including: Schott, Baerenreiter, Henle, Peters, Music Sales.
PWM at Musikmesse in Frankfurt
PWM at Musikmesse in Frankfurt
2012-03-21
The theme of this year is Wojciech Kilar's 80th birthday. Therefore we want to remind foreign publishers, distributors and agents the works of this composer.
Bologna Children's Book Fair
Bologna Children's Book Fair
2012-03-21
From Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd March in Bologna helds Children’s Book Fair.
Interview with Krzysztof Meyer
Interview with Krzysztof Meyer
2012-03-19
On the Radio 2 morning programme Krzysztof Meyer spoke to Marcin Baniak about his book „Mistrzowi i przyjaciele” (Masters and Friends) – an exceptional tale of the past, thanks to which, that which has passed and gone sparkles anew with its former glory.
New edition of Fantasy String Quartet III in E minor by Zygmunt Noskowski
New edition of Fantasy String Quartet III in E minor by Zygmunt Noskowski
2012-03-14
Apart from working to develop musical culture and to present its customers with the greatest treasures of Polish and world music in reliable, critical arrangements, one of the overarching objectives of Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne has always been to promote Polish music and encourage musicians in the country and abroad to draw upon our native repertoire, including the works of lesser known, but no less valuable, composers.

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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.