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Roman Maciejewski's "Missa pro defunctis" in London
The British premiere of Roman Maciejewski's monumental Requiem will without doubt be the biggest event in the Polska!Year in Great Britain and the strongest Polish musical accent abroad in many years.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 2 March 2010 at 2 p.m.
The Requiem will be heard in Westminster Cathedral performed by the Choir and Orchestra of the BBC conducted by Michał Dworzyński. The solo parts will be sung by Iwona Hossa, Agnieszka Rehlis, Ales Briscein and Tomasz Konieczny. It is difficult to imagine a better birthday present for the celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday, if he were still alive.
Roman Maciejewski was born on the 28th of February, 1910 in Berlin, and died 30th April 1998 in Göteborg. He spent the majority of his life abroad – in France, Great Britain, Sweden and the USA. He left behind him pieces for piano, orchestra, chanber music, choral music and ballet and theatre music. The 130-minute Missa pro defunctis, which he took 15 years to write, is his Opus magnum. „Under the overwhelming impression of the immensity of human suffering and the oceans of bloodshed, at the end of World War II I decided compose a work that would be one of the many contributions to the preservation in human consciousness of the conviction of the tragic nonsense of war”, wrote the composer. „The Requiem is dedicated to the victims of human ignorance, in the first row, to the memory of those fallen in the wars of all time.”
After the American first performance in 1971 in Los Angeles given by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia Orchestra conducted by Roger Wagner, the 'Los Angeles Times' wrote: "When the climatic Amen chorus finally subsided — and Wagner engulfed the frail composer in a bear hug, no one was sitting. [...] One has to admire the composer's courage and persistence in attacking so enormous a challenge. One would have to harbor a heart of ice not to notice his ethereal lyric flights, his splashily effective climaxes or his contrapuntal flair". Will the London public experience similar emotions on 4th February? To find out, we look forward to this event with anticipation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.