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PWM in the Zinfonia Loan System
PWM in the Zinfonia Loan System
Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne has become a partner of Zinfonia – a portal that brings together music publishers around the world. As a result of this, it is possible to order orchestral materials on-line, which decidedly shortens and simplifies the loan procedures.
The Master talks about the Master
The Master talks about the Master
Andrzej Wajda, one of the greatest living film directors, recipient of the Oscar, talks especially for PWM about Wojciech Kilar, “such an expressive, powerful and so ready for anything composer”.
5th Film Music Festival
5th Film Music Festival
Between May 24 – May 26, the 5th edition of the Film Music Festival will be held in Cracow. At the one of concerts we will hear film music by Wojciech Kilar.
1st Karol Szymanowski International Composition Competition 2012
1st Karol Szymanowski International Composition Competition 2012
In the year of the 130th anniversary of Karol Szymanowski's birth the first edition of a composition competition in the composer's name will be held.
26th Warsaw Music Encounters
26th Warsaw Music Encounters
On May 12-19, the Warsaw Music Encounters will be held – an annual festival of old and new music, the creator and director of which is composer Władysław Słowiński, and which is organised by the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Composers' Union.
"Highly Strung Emotions" - Paweł Mykietyn's Music in Italy
On the initiative of the Polish Institute in Rome, in this year's 10th festival of Polish culture, Corso Polonia, Paweł Mykietyn’s music will be presented in Italy for the first time.
Order of the White Eagle for Wojciech Kilar
Order of the White Eagle for Wojciech Kilar
Composer Wojciech Kilar received the Order of the White Eagle from the President of the Republic of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski in recognition of his service to Polish culture.
Probaltica Festival of Music and Art of the Baltic Countries
Probaltica Festival of Music and Art of the Baltic Countries
Between May 1 - May 13, the 19th edition of the Probaltica Festival of Music and Art of the Baltic Countries will be held in Toruń. The goal of this festival is to popularise the culture of the Baltic countries, promote mutual cooperation and knowledge about the culture of individual nations.

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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.