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Symphonic Concert on the 130th Anniversary of Karol Szymanowski's Birth
Symphonic Concert on the 130th Anniversary of Karol Szymanowski's Birth
The Karol Szymanowski Society and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra working in collaboration with the Ludwig van Beethoven Association invites the residents of Zakopane to listen to an extraordinary symphonic concert to be held on 21 July 2012 at 7pm in the Holy Cross Church in Zakopane.
35th Karol Szymanowski Music Days
35th Karol Szymanowski Music Days
Nine Zakopane concerts in July will be filled with pearls of Polish piano music, chamber music and orchestral music, always in the best performances.
Friendly Game. Musical Installation Presided Over by Paweł Mykietyn
Friendly Game. Musical Installation Presided Over by Paweł Mykietyn
During the first weekend of summer, 23 - June 24, 2012, the Warsaw Królikarnia park will be turned into a musical-sport installation. According to the organizers, the trainer-coach for the event will Paweł Mykietyn and his assistant - Wojtek Blecharz.
Coming Soon - Kilar Night
Coming Soon - Kilar Night
The biggest celebration connected with Wojciech Kilar's 80th birthday will be Kilar Night, organised by the National Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio in Katowice. On 14 July there will be four concerts, at 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:30, during which Kilar’s pieces will sound: sacred and inspired by Podhale highlander folklore.
"Król Lear" (King Lear) - A New Piece by Paweł Mykietyn
On 9 September 2012, during the Sacrum Profanum festival, Paweł Mykietyn’s musical „King Lear” will be premiered. The Spanish text is mainly based on the Spanish play by dramatist and director Rodrigo Garcia „King Lear”, with fragments from Shakespeare making an appearance. The text was adapted by Piotr Gruszczyński.
Listen/Touch/See - Polska Arts in Edinburgh 2012 - A Great Celebration of Polish Culture in the UK
Listen/Touch/See - Polska Arts in Edinburgh 2012 - A Great Celebration of Polish Culture in the UK
Between mid July and September 2012, 180 Polish cultural events will feature in four festivals in the Scottish capital, which every year attract the most interesting artists and nearly half a million audience from around the world. Polish artists will present their work as part of the framework prepared by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, "Polish Arts in Edinburgh in 2012". This is the largest Polish programme shown at the Edinburgh festivals so far.
Wojciech Kilar's Music at the Jubilee of the Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Sopot
Wojciech Kilar's Music at the Jubilee of the Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Sopot
This year, the Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Sopot celebrates its 30th anniversary of artistic activity. The orchestra was founded in 1982 by Wojciech Rajski and its core consists of 19 artist-musicians. However, it also performs a symphonic repertoire with extended forces.
Zygmunt Krauze's
Zygmunt Krauze's "Polieukt" Receives a Prestigious Award
Zygmunt Krauze’s opera, "Polieukt", has received the Prix de la Création Musicale 2011/2012, the prize awarded by the French Association of Theatre, Music and Dance Critics.

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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.

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.