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2012-04-27In anticipation of the upcoming production of Karol Szymanowski's"King Roger" at the The Santa Fe Opera, the Kosciuszko Foundation will host a panel discussion with the celebrated director Stephen Wadsworth and the Tony Award-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward who will present a behind-the-scenes look at The Santa Fe Opera's production of this great work.
2012-04-27This was a wonderful evening for Polish serious music. Paweł Mykietyn was Composer of the Year, and Wojciech Kilar received a Golden Fryderyk Lifetime Achievement Award. And the list of accolades goes on...
2012-04-26Today Polish Television Channel 2 will be broadcasting the Fryderyk Awards gala ceremony. It will be worth watching the moment in which Wojciech Kilar will receive a Golden Fryderyk Lifetime Achievement Award!
2012-04-19On May 1 the International Sacred Music Festival „Gaude Mater” will be opened in the Jasnogóra Basilica in Częstochowa. At the inaugural concert we will hear compositions by Wojciech Kilar on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
2012-04-19A new recording has just been released by DUX publishers, with participation by the eminent flutist Łukasz Długosz and the Chamber Orchestra of the Warsaw Philharmonic conducted by Krzysztof Słowiński.
2012-04-19On the 221st anniversary of signing the 3rd May Constitution, we will hear music by Wojciech Kilar, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, in the St Stanisław Kostka Archcathedral in Łódź.
2012-04-18Already this coming Friday the Musica Polonica Nova Festival begins. It is one of the most important events in the country presenting contemporary music. As every year, you will hear classics of the twentieth century and recent compositions written especially for this festival.
2012-04-18Between April 28 and May 13, 2012 the XIX Bydgoszcz Opera Festival will be held. Music lovers will be able to enjoy the operas: "Rusalka" by A. Dvorak, Piotr Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", "Prince Igor" by Alexander Borodin and "Madame Curie" by Elżbieta Sikora.
2012-04-16On the occasion of 80. anniversary of birth of Wojciech Kilar, maestro Wojciech Michniewski - especially for PWM - talks about his relationship with Wojciech Kilar, his music and his composing style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.