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Sławomir Kupczak – the April Composer of the Month


In our gallery of COMPOSERS OF THE MONTH, we present today the figure of Sławomir Kupczak, our April Composer of the Month.

His ‘composer’s alphabet’ is simple in form but rich in content and contexts:

A for abstraction, angling, ‘ah!’, Anaphora VI, the Academy of Music in Wrocław, AUKSO, Andy Warhol, accentato e tenuto, acquaforte, armchair, ‘apple’, Analogya 2, Azelia Banks

B for being close to each other, Bach, Buena Vista Social Club, Barbara Skarga, bureau (that is, writing desk), beauty, Bółt Records, Bandito the Cat, Beckett Samuel, bum for computer, bed, Bulgakov Mikhail, Bareja Stanisław, Beverly Hills, 90210

C for tender care, countertenor, cooperation, cheesecake, chess, changeability, Cioran Emil, chinkali, camp, Cetirizini dihydrochloridum, Chopin, Chłopecki Andrzej, casual, conductor, coffee, cello, computer, Creation I, Cikada String Quartet, Studio of Computer Composition at the Wrocław Academy of Music

D for Daft Punk, determination, ‘dear me!’, I don’t know, I don’t want, Dynasty, disco, Dossier A.Z., document, David Lynch, Diva, De profundis, Danny Trejo, A Dream Caused by a Bee’s Flight Around a Pomegranate a Second before Waking Up, 13 Dobrowolskiego Street

E for Eve, Edges, emotion, empathy, education, eroticism, the eight notes, études by Kreutzer R.

F for flirting, film, freedom, fear, friends, Fullness, Francis Ford Coppola, Ford Gran Torino, Figliki, Frank Miller

G for Gliwice, the Grotowski Centre, garden plot, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Pelle

H for humour, hypertension, heat wave, ‘holy mother!’, Hummingbirds, house, heets, Halny, Hopper Edward


I for initiative, independence, image, audio interface


J for Joanna, Jukka Tiensuu, jokes, Jelenia Góra, James Bond


K for Kołakowski Leszek, Kojak, Kleiber Carlos, kitsch, Kraków, Kondratiuk Andrzej

L for love, lake, laughter, laziness, lightness, Lofty, Lutosławski Witold, Lalique, ‘Livka dear, get me a beer’, Leonard Bernstein, la la laaaaaa.....

Ł for “Łowiecka”

M for Mozart, M.I.A., mini lottery, “Musica Polonica Nova”, Mark Rothko, Miami Vice, Mahler, Marian Paździoch

N for Naira, night, Novella, Nikifor, nanny Leonia, the (Polish) NHS, nominated teacher

O for otherness, One in Ten, Oratorio, Olga Lipińska’s Cabaret, The Olsen Gang, contemporary opera

P for passion, pure cotton, Polish Radio Channel Two, Podlasie, Penultima, PWM, PKP railways, PSMs (my music schools in Jelenia Góra), performance, pierogi, “Polityka” weekly, Partita III by Paweł Szymański

R for repetitions, Report, Różewicz Tadeusz, Rucola (Rocket Salad), Rambo, Rysa, Res facta, Radiohead

S for Sine amore nihil est vita, Sinhá Moça, scales and passages, stubborn, submissive, skis, songs, smell, seafood, silence, Stasiuk Andrzej, Sorrentino Paolo, structure, surconventionalism,

T for theatre, Tarantino Quentin, tachycardia, TVP Kultura, table tennis, steak tartare, Tomasz Sikorski, Tsmindao Ghmerto, tulips, Tadeusz Konwicki

U for ‘uh-huh’

W for wood, work, wine, winter, white over red, Wrocław, Webern Anton, Widziałem Cię [I Saw You], the “Warsaw Autumn”

V for vintage, vinyl, voice, Venice, violence, violin, Voyager

Z for Z listopada 2010 [From November 2010] for computer

Another piece by Sławomir Kupczak will soon be added to the PWM publisher’s catalogue: Diva for soprano and string quartet, premiered on 30th March this year during the 8th Festival of Premieres, which was recently held in Katowice. Before the premiere we recorded the composer’s and the performers’ comments on this piece, which can be heard and viewed on our YouTube profile:

Sławomir Kupczak –

Agata Zubel –

Arkadiusz Kubica (The Silesian Quartet) –


We encourage you to add works by Sławomir Kupczak to your library. Throughout this month they can be purchased at a 50% discount! 

Most popular:

IL TEMPO PASSA. The first monographic album by Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa

Time passes constantly, changing the world and its soundscape around us. The title IL TEMPO PASSA may be both a reflection on the impermanence of life, world and things and a piece of advice to enjoy the moment. The latest album by ANAKLASIS presents Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa’s cameral and symphonic works from recent years. Premiere on 28 May 2024, on the composer’s 75th birthday.

THE TALE OF THE HEART. FAVOLA IN MUSICA: a joint project by Aleksander Nowak and Radek Rak from ANAKLASIS on sale as of 6th October

It is a musical-literary tale about a quest for identity, truth, and for what makes us human. The new stage work by Aleksander Nowak – which is, at the same time, Radek Rak’s operatic debut – explores the sources of good and evil, fusing reality with mythology and steering towards ‘the left-hand side of the world’. The authors spin a tale about the dual human nature. THE TALE OF THE HEART. FAVOLA IN MUSICA – the album that presents their joint project – will go on sale on 6th October.


Różycki’s Adventures in Jazzland. The album INSPIRED BY LUDOMIR RÓŻYCKI from ANAKLASIS on sale as of 28th August

Spectacularly successful as Ludomir Różycki’s music was in his lifetime, it is seldom programmed nowadays. All the same, such remarkable art could hardly fall into utter oblivion. It has attracted and fascinated excellent jazz pianist Kuba Stankiewicz, who has translated it into the language of jazz. The effects have been recorded and released on ANAKLASIS label’s most recent album, INSPIRED BY LUDOMIR RÓŻYCKI, which goes on sale as of 28th August.

PWM przenosi się na Wiejską

PWM Edition is entering the execution phase of the revitalisation of its Warsaw department. With the commencement of the renovation and the implementation of the assumptions of the architectural design, the Hire Department and the editorial office of “Ruch Muzyczny” are moving to a temporary headquarters at 19 Wiejska Street, Warsaw.


This is by no means a piece about the centuries-long Polish-German conflict. It is, instead, a tale of impossible love, of tragic conflict between personal happiness and the common good.

PWM Edition is the exclusive representative of the Ricordi publishing house in Poland

PWM Edition resumes cooperation with the Italian publishing house Ricordi, as well as with its international partners forming Universal Music Publishing Classics & Screen. This means that rentals of orchestral materials from the catalogues of all publishing houses belonging to Classics & Screen is carried out in Poland by Dział Zbiorów Nutowych (Sheet Music Department) of PWM.


The most fascinating phenomena in contemporary music; a wide range of genres; outstanding works, excellent composers and performers – are the trademarks of the record label ANAKLASIS, launched by PWM Edition. ANAKLASIS is now celebrating its third birthday. It continues to grow at a dizzying pace and maintains the high artistic standards of its releases.


When asked to attempt a definition of her music, she called it lyrical expressionism. The choice of this term says much about the emotional intensity of Elżbieta Sikora’s music, which may reflect the experience of her two home countries, Poland and France, but is also a consequence of her artistic maturation in an age when two powerful trends – the avant-garde and neo-Classicism – were vying for the palm. Such a label may also result from the artist’s focus on the listener as her target, whom she invariably attempts to surprise, shock, or bewilder.

Polish chamber music of the 19th and 20th centuries in Estonia!

In cooperation with the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tallinn, we invite you to two concerts and lectures presenting the diversity and beauty of Polish music.