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Music by Karol Szymanowski and Wojciech Kilar in Spain
Music by Karol Szymanowski and Wojciech Kilar in Spain
2013-10-29
"Litany of the Virgin Mary", Op. 59 by Karol Szymanowski and "Victoria" by Wojciech Kilar will be heard at a concert which will take place on November 12 at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.
Witold Lutosławski's Music in Vienna
Witold Lutosławski's Music in Vienna
2013-10-28
On December 2, 2013 at 19.00 in the Concert Hall of the Polish Institute in Vienna, Liliana Zalesińska (mezzo-soprano) and Piotr Szymanowicz (piano) will present works for voice and piano by Witold Lutosławski, including amongst others, those to words by Julian Tuwim.
Works by Paweł Łukaszewski and Mikołaj Górecki on the Same CD
Works by Paweł Łukaszewski and Mikołaj Górecki on the Same CD
2013-10-24
A concert linked to the release of the album by Baltic Neopolis Orchestra with compositions by Mikołaj Górecki and Paweł Łukaszewski will be held on 30 October 2013 at 7pm in the TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki in Szczecin.
Festival of Polish Culture in Beijing
Festival of Polish Culture in Beijing
2013-10-22
From 5 – 11 November 2013 the II Festival of Polish Culture will be held in Beijing. As part of this, Łukasz Borowicz and the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra will present works by Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko and Krzysztof Penderecki.
23 November - Krzysztof Penderecki's Birthday
23 November - Krzysztof Penderecki's Birthday
2013-10-21
On 23 November Krzysztof Penderecki will celebrate his 80th birthday. On that day, as part of the Krzysztof Penderecki Festival which is taking place in Warsaw from 17-23 November, we will hear "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima", "Duo Concertante", "Concerto Grosso" and "Credo" – the performers for the last work will be led by Valery Gergiev.
Elżbieta Sikora's Jubilee
Elżbieta Sikora's Jubilee
2013-10-20
Today, October 20, Elżbieta Sikora – one of the most original Polish composers - celebrates her 70th birthday.
22 November - 100th Anniversary of Benjamin Britten's Birth
22 November - 100th Anniversary of Benjamin Britten's Birth
2013-10-10
We are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Witold Lutosławski, and the British - the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, regarded as the greatest British composer of the twentieth century. Almost the whole world of music is involved in the celebration of these anniversaries.
Premiere of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Fourth Symphony
Premiere of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Fourth Symphony
2013-10-10
On April 12, 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall in London the first performance of "Symphony IV" by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki will take place. The work will be performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko.
Concert in Stockholm Promoting the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
Concert in Stockholm Promoting the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
2013-10-08
On October 17, at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, there will be a promotional meeting for the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin, combined with a lecture and concert.
Prof. Jan Ekier Winner of the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej Award
Prof. Jan Ekier Winner of the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej Award
2013-10-02
Yesterday evening the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej gala ceremony took place. The winner of the award in the Personality of the Year category was Piotr Beczała, and an Honorary Award was received by prof. Jan Ekier.

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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.