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Fryderyk Chopin"s Pieces at the Olympics in London
Fryderyk Chopin"s Pieces at the Olympics in London
During the "Chopin Marathon" the public at the Summer Olympic Games in London will be able to hear Fryderyk Chopin’s music performed by Polish pianists: Paweł Wakarecy and Marcin Koziak. The concert will take place on July 31 at London's Cadogan Hall.
Autumn Festivals in Poland
Autumn Festivals in Poland
Although this is the height of the holiday season, it is fully worth seeing what attractions are coming in September with the Warsaw Autumn, Wratislavia Cantans and Sacrum Profanum music festivals.
Szymanowski's Complete Symphonies at the Edinburgh Festival
Szymanowski's Complete Symphonies at the Edinburgh Festival
On 16-17 August, the London Symphony Orchestra will perform all of Karol Szymanowski's symphonies under the baton of Valery Gergiev at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Chaoyin Cai's recital in Żelazowa Wola
Chaoyin Cai's recital in Żelazowa Wola
Chaoyin Cai, winner of the 2010 New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition presented by Symphony Space and the Polish Cultural Institute New York, will give a recital in Chopin's birthplace of Zelazowa Wola on July 22, 2012. The concert is organized in collaboration with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.
Wojciech Kilar's 80. birthday
Wojciech Kilar's 80. birthday
Today, July 17, Wojciech Kilar celebrates his 80. birthday. We invite you to celebrate this great anniversary by listening to his music.
Karol Szymanowski's King Roger in Santa Fe Opera
Karol Szymanowski's King Roger in Santa Fe Opera
July 21, 2012 Santa Fe Opera will premiere King Roger by Karol Szymanowski, directed by Stephen Wadsworth, one of the most acclaimed contemporary opera directors. The title role will be performed by the prominent Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecień - this will be his first appearance in the role in the United States. The famous singer has already appeared in the role of Roger in the opera houses in Paris and Madrid.
Roma Concert to Promote National Edition of Chopin's Works
Roma Concert to Promote National Edition of Chopin's Works
Celebrating the New Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin - Wednesday, 4th July 2012, 8:00pm, Polish Institute in Rome.

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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.