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A Week of Polish Contemporary Music on the Q2 Antenna

2012-01-17
A block of programmes dedicated to Polish contemporary music, entitled MUZYKA NOWA: A Celebration of Contemporary Polish Music is being broadcast from yesterday until January 22 by internet radio broadcaster Q2, a department of New York broadcaster WQXR. In the block, we can find works of the masters of the twentieth century - Witold Lutosławski, Krzysztof Penderecki and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki - and the works of Polish composers of the younger generation, such as Andrzej Krzanowski, Krzysztof Wołek and Aleksander Nowak.

The MUZYKA NOWA festival program will consist of blocks of contemporary Polish music, combined in two 24-hour marathons, which will consist of live recordings from the "Warsaw Autumn" festival, interviews with composers and a repeat of the broadcast the concert In Memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, recorded live in the club (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York's Greenwich Village. The remainder of the block will be filled with music from a  playlist prepared by the hosts of the Q2 radio programmes.

The most important events of the festival:
•    Retransmission of the concert In Memoriam Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, recorded live at a packed auditorium in the music club (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York's Greenwich Village co-organised by the Polish Cultural Institute in New York City
•    A two-day marathon of contemporary Polish music, broadcast non-stop around the clock
•    Jakub Ciupinski, a New York composer of Polish origin will present his choice of contemporary Polish music
•    Interview with Mikołaj Górecki, son of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
•    A selection of the most interesting recordings from the festival „Warsaw Autumn” and UNSOUND

A full description of the programme is available at http://www.wqxr.org/poland
 
The MUZYKA NOWA festival is presented by the Q2 Music broadcaster in cooperation with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

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