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Elżbieta Sikora's "Five Miniatures for Orchestra"- After the Premiere
Elżbieta Sikora's "Five Miniatures for Orchestra"- After the Premiere
2013-11-28
On the occasion of Elżbieta Sikora's 70th birthday, Polish Radio 2 organised a concert, which took place on November 24 in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw. The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Michniewski played, premiering the work "Five Miniatures" for orchestra.
Lutosławski's Music in Copenhagen
Lutosławski's Music in Copenhagen
2013-11-26
On November 29, 2013 a concert organised by the Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC will be held in Copenhagen to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Witold Lutosławski.
Profiles the Winners of the XI Tadeusz Ochlewski Composers Competition
Profiles the Winners of the XI Tadeusz Ochlewski Composers Competition
2013-11-21
The eleventh edition of the competition which is aimed at promoting the work of young composers was won by Franciszek Araszkiewicz (awarded work - "Monster Group Number") and Marta Śniady (awarded work - “s!c2”) - below are their current achievements.
Zygmunt Krauze's "Pułapka" Returns to the Boards of the Wrocław Opera
Zygmunt Krauze's "Pułapka" Returns to the Boards of the Wrocław Opera
2013-11-21
The nearest performance of Zygmunt Krauze's opera, acclaimed by critics and audiences, „Pułapka” ("The Trap") will be held on February 28 at the Wrocław Opera.
25th Anniversary of the Death of Tomasz Sikorski
25th Anniversary of the Death of Tomasz Sikorski
2013-11-13
Today is the 25th anniversary of the death of Tomasz Sikorski. The composer created an original style of music, characterised by the combination of features of minimalism with sonorism. His musical aesthetic is also distinguished by programmality.
Premiere of Paweł Mykietyn's "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra"
Premiere of Paweł Mykietyn's "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra"
2013-11-13
On November 29 the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rodek and Łukasz Długosz (flute) will premiere "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra" - Paweł Mykietyn's latest work.
Concert in Berlin Promoting the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
Concert in Berlin Promoting the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
2013-11-04
On November 10, at the Deutsche Oper-Berlin in Berlin, there will be a promotional meeting for the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin, combined with a concert of chamber music.

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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.