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Gloria Artis for Elżbieta Sikora
Gloria Artis for Elżbieta Sikora
2013-06-28
24 June 2013 Elżbieta Sikora received the Gloria Artis bronze medal from the hands of the Ambassador, Tomasz Orłowski, awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski. The ceremony, organised by the Polish Institute in Paris took place in the Monaco Palace, residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland.
World Premiere of H. M. Górecki's Church Songs
World Premiere of H. M. Górecki's Church Songs
2013-06-25
Sunday's premiere of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's songs was an extraordinary event. The concert brought together a large audience of lovers of the master's music who came to listen to his twenty unknown songs a cappella. The concert was also attended by the composer's family and a large number of people from Krakow's musical community.
Special Orphée du Prestige Lyrique de l'Europe Prize for Elżbieta Sikora for the Opera "Madame
Special Orphée du Prestige Lyrique de l'Europe Prize for Elżbieta Sikora for the Opera "Madame
2013-06-20
Académie du Disque Lyrique have distinguished the DVD with the opera “Madame Curie” by awarding the composer with a special prize: Orphée du Prestige Lyrique de l'Europe de l'Academie du Disque Lyrique. The ceremony to award the Orphée will take place on June 25, 2013 in the Paris Théâtre Châtelet.
PWM's Editor-in-Chief is Tweeting
PWM's Editor-in-Chief is Tweeting
2013-06-13
Since a few days, Daniel Cichy is present on Twitter. The Editor-in-Chief is tweeting about PWM's latest activities and plans, relating the latest artistic successes of Polish composers, but also commenting quickly on musical current affairs and cultural events.
World Premiere of the New Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Work
World Premiere of the New Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Work
2013-06-12
On June 23 at the Franciscans’ Basilica in Kraków (Poland) the world premiere of 20 songs of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki called “Selected Sacred Songs” for a cappella mixed choir will be held. On that day, the songs also will be released in the written form prepared by the PWM Edition, as well as recorded on the CD, issued by the DUX label.
Agata Zubel's Work Victorious at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers
Agata Zubel's Work Victorious at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers
2013-06-03
Published by PWM, Agata Zubel's audiovisual work, "Not I", was honoured at the prestigious UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers.

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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.