"Polonaise" for oboe, clarinet and bassoon - world premiere


Thirty years after the Polonaise for oboe, clarinet and bassoon was composed, it is being published by PWM Edition, and its world première on 23 May 2018 at the Polish Library in Paris will be performed by the Cracow Reed Trio, comprised of Marek Mleczko, oboe; Roman Widaszek, clarinet; and Paweł Solecki, bassoon.


Roman Widaszek about Polonaise:


The polonaise – the Polish national dance, of dignified and festive character – has for centuries inspired composers to write not only functional, but also artistic versions of it. More or less expansive, richly orchestrated, sometimes virtuosic polonaises are to be found in the output of such distinguished Polish composers as Fryderyk Chopin, Henryk Wieniawski, Michał Kleofas Ogiński and, in our time, Wojciech Kilar.

Józef Świder, a Polish composer associated mainly with the choral œuvre, but also possessing a substantial output of instrumental works, likewise did not resist the temptation to compose a polonaise. Thus was the Polonaise for mixed choir a cappella written in 1988; almost simultaneously, the composer also arranged it for three wind instruments: oboe, clarinet and bassoon. For his entire lifetime, the composer was associated with Silesia, and this region has always been famous for the high level of its wind players (Świder’s output contains no less than 20 compositions for such ensembles). This is no doubt why the composer also arranged the original musical material for wind quintet and added it to the second version of his Mini-Quintetto in 2005 (at that time, the artist supplemented the work, originally written in 1993, with additional movements: Imitazione and Polonaise; see the 2016 PWM Edition publication). Świder also arranged the Polonaise for three guitars (1996) and women’s choir (2004).

Józef Świder’s Polonaise for oboe, clarinet and bassoon is a concise, one-movement miniature that can represent perfect material for concert performance, but also for educational purposes. Considering the fact that there are entirely too few contemporary Polish compositions scored for reed instrument trio, this work will without doubt enrich the repertoire for that performance ensemble. The composition is ideally suited to chamber music training at music secondary schools.

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Zygmunt Krauze. 'The Declaration'. World Premiere.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be regarded as the first significant achievement of the UN in the field of protection of human rights. It was adopted in 1948.


Zygmunt Krauze – 70 years after the document was created and 100 years since Poland regained its independence – referring to the provisions of the Declaration, in his latest work he makes reflections on the condition of contemporary societies.

World premiere of Marcel Chyrzyński’s ‘Ukiyo-e No. 4’

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Aleksander Lasoń, COMPOSER OF THE MONTH for June

Aleksander Lasoń – composer, conductor, pianist. Aesthete. June’s COMPOSER OF THE MONTH.


Websites offer facts relating to the artist’s creative path. Yet one would seek in vain information relating to his private life. The composer keeps his world strictly to himself. At our request, however, he has lifted the veil of secrecy. In his own inimitable way, Aleksander Lasoń speaks about the things most important to him. In the form of a compositional A to Z, the like of which we have yet to see on the PWM website!

Aleksander Nowak’s new opera to a libretto by Olga Tokarczuk (winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018!)

The Man Booker International Prize, alongside the Pulitzer and the Literary Nobel Prize, is one of the most important distinctions in the world of literature. The thirteen nominated authors included Olga Tokarczuk, for her novel 'Flights'. On 22 May, the winners of this year’s edition were announced: Olga Tokarczuk and the English translator of her novel, Jennifer Croft.

"Polonaise" for oboe, clarinet and bassoon - world premiere

Thirty years after the Polonaise for oboe, clarinet and bassoon was composed, it is being published by PWM Edition, and its world première on 23 May 2018 at the Polish Library in Paris will be performed by the Cracow Reed Trio, comprised of Marek Mleczko, oboe; Roman Widaszek, clarinet; and Paweł Solecki, bassoon.

Andrzej Kwieciński, PWM COMPOSER OF THE MONTH for May

Young, innovative, ambitious, unconventional, surprising, bold.

Those words describe our COMPOSER OF THE MONTH for May – Andrzej Kwieciński.

Zygmunt Krauze’s A to Z

Intriguing, inspiring, moving…

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Marcin Stańczyk, first Resident-Composer of Musica Polonica Nova Festival

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Give me some music (…)*

On 27 April, the world première of Agata Zubel’s Cleopatra’s Songs for voice and instrumental ensemble will take place. The work was inspired by the now-legendary love story of Antony and Cleopatra. In it, the composer utilizes fragments from the text of Shakespeare’s drama.


The work was commissioned by Klangforum Wien and is dedicated to that ensemble. This is the second work, after What is the Word (2012), to be commissioned by Klangforum Wien from Agata Zubel.


The world première will take place in Germany (Witten) during the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik. Cleopatra’s Songs will be performed by Agata Zubel (S) and Klangforum Wien under Emilio Pomárico. The concert will be broadcast by WDR3 radio.