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Chester Music Ltd. and EAM - new PWM Edition's representatives
2014-01-04We inform You, that from the 1st January 2014 PWM Edition's offer will be represented in the British Isles by Chester Music Ltd., and in North America by EAM. About EAM:
Schott Music Corporation & European American Music Distributors Company (EAM) are members of the Schott Music international group of companies. One of the oldest and most respected music publishing companies in the world, Schott Music was founded by Bernhard Schott in Mainz, Germany in 1770 and is recognized today as a forward thinking, modern family-owned company. Schott Music Corporation in New York is a leading innovator in the field of American music publishing. Its primary mission is to identify, develop and support the creation of new music by the most gifted composers of our time at all stages in their careers. Schott Music Corporation's sister company, European American Music Distributors Company, is the North American rental and licensing representative for the complete catalogs of Schott Music, PSNY (Project Schott New York), Universal Edition, European American Music Corporation (Kurt Weill), Schott Helicon, Faber Music, Bärenreiter, Munchkin Music (Frank Zappa), PWM Edition (Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne SA), Edizioni Suvini Zerboni/Sugar Music, and the MCA/Universal Music Publishing Group, among others.
About Chester Music Ltd.:
The roots of Chester Music stretch back to the 1860s when John and William Chester became the first owners of the then Brighton-based company. In the early days the company specialised in the distribution of imported overseas editions of classical music. It was Chester’s reputation in Europe early in the twentieth century that attracted it to its new owner, Otto Kling, and to the many continental composers whom Chester was amongst the first to publish, including Stravinsky, Poulenc and Falla. As the century progressed, Chester moved its offices to London and its reputation grew as a vibrant company interested in both contemporary music and educational publishing. In the second half of the century, firstly under the ownership of Edition Wilhelm Hansen and, since 1988 as part of the Music Sales Group, the company has consolidated its international reputation in two specific areas – as a publisher of the finest of contemporary classical composers (Lutoslawski, Tavener, Weir, Saariaho, Salonen and Henze amongst many others) as well as of the leading composers writing for not only the concert hall but also for film and other media (including Nyman, Glass, Pook, Talbot, Einaudi and Yared).
GREAT ENCOUNTERS are performers’ meetings with excellent music, but also the encounters of great personalities from the past with composers who enjoy successes in our own times. Fryderyk Chopin, Henryk Wieniawski, Stanisław Moniuszko, Karol Szymanowski, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski did for Polish music what the three great Romantic bards and the giants of positivistic novel achieved in the field of literature. Their music not only impresses audiences with its beautiful form and emotional charge, but also provides modern-day artists with an inexhaustible source of inspiration. That music preserves for us the idiom of Polishness, to which, willy-nilly, by way of homage or rebellion, successful generations of artists and music lovers continue to return as to a point of reference. On GREAT ENCOUNTERS, this is done by the most outstanding representatives of Polish jazz and popular music.
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.