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Great success of Mirecki's "Symphony"
2010-01-27Loud applause ended Sunday's concert in the Witold Lutoslawski Studio S-1 in Warsaw during which the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (PRSO) conducted by Paweł Przytocki performed Franciszek Mirecki's Symphony in C minor. The concert was broadcast by Polish Radio Programme II.
This nearly forty-minute symphony by the composer from the turn of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, composed at the latest in 1855, is proof there remain many still unknown and underrated Polish works from this period; the last concert presentation of this work took place nearly 20 years ago! Therefore the director of POR, Łukasz Borowicz, conductor Paweł Przytocki, and Maciej Negrey, researcher of Polish music of the XIX century are to be praised for collectively working towards the performance of this unique and superbly composed Symphony. Applause is due to the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra who played fantastically that evening, with a wonderful sound, fresh interpretation and riveting solos, especially the wind section.
Franciszek Mirecki was born in Krakow in 1791 as the son of an organist in the St Mary's church. In 1814, after completing his studies in philology at Warsaw University, he moved to Vienna where he studied piano with John Nepomuk Hummel. In 1838 he returned to Krakow and opened his own school of opera singing. He died in 1862, leaving behind - in addition to this monumental Symphony - operas, songs, chamber and solo works.
Interestingly, the Symphony in C minor, written for Mannheim, was to have been published in Milan. However, the piece was eventually released by PWM in 1972 (as were other compositions by Mirecki - the Sonata in A minor and Sonata in B flat major).
Paweł Przytocki, director of the Karol Szymanowski Krakow Philharmonic, has already planned a presentation of Mirecki’s Symphony in Krakow on the 28th and 29th of May. We invite all music lovers to listen to this piece!
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.
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.
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.
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.