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Golden Fryderyk for Prof. Jan Ekier
Golden Fryderyk for Prof. Jan Ekier
25 April 2013 during the gala Fryderyk Awards Ceremony 2013, prof. Jan Ekier will receive a Golden Fryderyk for lifetime achievement.
Premiere of Brigitte Cormier's Book "Ewa Podleś. Contralto assoluto"
Premiere of Brigitte Cormier's Book "Ewa Podleś. Contralto assoluto"
On February 22, the National Opera in Warsaw will host a gala concert for Ewa Podleś, combined with the launch of a book published by PWM about the singer by Brigitte Cormier.
World Premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's Work in Hong Kong
World Premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's Work in Hong Kong
Memories of the East is the title of Zygmunt Krauze's piece, which will have its world premiere on Saturday, February 23, in Hong Kong City Hall.
Concert of PWM Premieres
Concert of PWM Premieres
A special event will take place in just a little over a week - February 17, Maria Rozynek (soprano) and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio conducted by Agnieszka Duczmal will perform a concert made up of six new works by Polish composers.
All Lutosławski's Symphonies on CD
All Lutosławski's Symphonies on CD
A phonographic delicacy of the Lutosławski Year is undoubtedly the Los Angeles Philharmonic album (pub. Sony Classical), which contains recordings of all of Lutosławski's symphonies under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen
"The Rape of Lucretia" in Celebration of the Centenary of the Birth of Benjamin Britten
"The Rape of Lucretia" in Celebration of the Centenary of the Birth of Benjamin Britten
5 performances of Benjamin Britten's opera will be presented in February by the Warszawskie Towarzystwo Sceniczne (Warsaw Stage Society). This will be the only event in Poland to be held as part of the celebrations of the year of Britten.

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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.

Song Master Class: online lessons with Tomasz Konieczny and Lech Napierała

The songs of Stanisław Moniuszko and Romuald Twardowski are widely known and appreciated both by the public and the musical world. But what if we could get to know these pieces from the inside out? Two world-class musicians invite you to a unique master class experience – delivered straight to your doorstep! The acclaimed bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny and the ingenious pianist Lech Napierała will be the guides to those who are curious about the most beautiful Polish songs. The online Song Master Class program is launching now.

Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 begins

PWM Edition and Warsaw Wind Music Association invite to take part in the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra - Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020. This is the first edition of the international competition for composers, the subject of which is to write a premiere composition for a concert wind orchestra.