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The Festival of Polish Music, Krakow 2016
The Festival of Polish Music, Krakow 2016
2016-06-20

Two July weekends: 8th-10th and 15th-17th will be filled with ten concerts within the Festival of Polish Music. Three of them will be devoted to the artistic work by Józef Michał Ksawery Poniatowski, which becomes a reference point for other concerts.

Jan Krenz - composer’s profile on his 90th birthday
Jan Krenz - composer’s profile on his 90th birthday
2016-06-20

Jan Krenz. First association: master of the baton. Yes, a lion’s share of his professional work involved conducting. Whether this was a conscious choice or destiny - there is no need to investigate. The important thing is that Maestro’s name is inscribed with gold letters in the annuals of the history of Polish conducting.

Zygmunt Krauze’s 'Poem of Appolinaire' - premiere
Zygmunt Krauze’s 'Poem of Appolinaire' - premiere
2016-06-15

World premiere of Zygmunt Krauze’s "Poem of Apollinaire" will take place in Warsaw on 26th June. His work is dedicated to a speaking pianist and 12 instruments. The first performance shall be honoured by the Orkest de ereprijs conducted by Wim Boerman. The solo part will be played by the composer.

The Festival of Seven Trends 19-25 June, Warsaw
The Festival of Seven Trends 19-25 June, Warsaw
2016-06-09

The Festival of Seven Trends will take place in Warsaw on 19th-25th June. This festival caps the celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the Association of Polish Composers.

‘Concerto for trombone and orchestra’ by Kazimierz Serocki in Chiba (Japan).
‘Concerto for trombone and orchestra’ by Kazimierz Serocki in Chiba (Japan).
2016-06-08

Concerto for trombone and orchestra by Kazimierz Serocki will be staged in Chiba (Japan) on 26th June. The solo part will be performed by Daisuke Ueno with the participation of New Philharmonic Orchestra of Chiba conducted by Kazufumi Yamashita.

‘Quo vadis’ by Feliks Nowowiejski will resonate in concerts in Poland and Germany
‘Quo vadis’ by Feliks Nowowiejski will resonate in concerts in Poland and Germany
2016-06-08

Quo vadis, an oratorio by Feliks Nowowiejski, will be played in Konin (25th June), Poznań (29th June) and Berlin (30th June). The work will be performed by Wioletta Chodowicz (soprano), Robert Gierlach (baritone) and Wojtek Gierlach (bass) accompanied by the Choir of Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic and the Orchestra of Poznań Philharmonic conducted by Łukasz Borowicz.

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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.
 

A box of delights. BOX Moniuszko released on ANAKLASIS, on sale now!

The two discs featuring music by Stanisław Moniuszko have now been joined by another ANAKLASIS release devoted to this outstanding Polish composer. Following W-ŚPIEWNIK and 'The Raftsman', PWM proudly presents the three-disc BOX Moniuszko, comprising the most beautiful twentieth-century recordings: the most famous songs, well-known arias and ensembles, and overtures to Moniuszko operas, part of the HERITAGE series.