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PWM Edition as Partner of the 12th Krakow Film Music Festival
Three, two, one… ACTION! The 12th Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF) is already at full steam. We are looking forward to the extraordinary emotions and thrills that accompany the performances of world-class music stars, known not only in the world of film music. PWM Edition also takes active part in the event as the 2019 partner of this great film music feast.
On Thursday 16th April at 7 pm, in the concert entitled Scoring4Polish Directors, we will hear, among others, cult works by Wojciech Kilar from Zanussi’s movies Hypothesis, Foreign Body and The Illumination.
On Friday 17h April we invite the audience to a discussion panel entitled Working with Kilar – Friendship, Cooperation and Restoration of His Works After Years. PWM Edition will be represented at the panel by Ms Janina Warzecha. Participants will share their behind-the-scenes experiences and memories related to working with Wojciech Kilar. We can’t wait to hear their tales!
On Saturday 18th April we focus on our youngest audience. At 10 am we meet at the ICE Cracow Congress Centre for a special edition of “Good Morning ICE Krakow” entitled “Good Morning FMF”, during which our young audience will play music games with Katarzyna Huzar-Czub, author of the book series Sonia in the Land of Sonoroos and MC / cultural animator Darek Janiczak. We will travel to the Land of Sonoroos and – with the help of a mad orchestra conductor – we will record our own music piece using a special sound recorder!
On Sunday 19th April, during the FMF Gala: The Glamorous Show, the composer Craig Armstrong will be presented with this year’s Wojciech Kilar Award, granted by a board of experts who included PWM Edition’s Director and Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Cichy (PhD). The eminent film music composer Craig Armstrong is the author of soundtracks for such films as Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby, Romeo and Juliet, and Far From The Madding Crowd. Our sincere congratulations!
PWM Edition’s publications will be available throughout the duration of this year’s Cracow Film Music Festival from the Festival Bookshop “Music Corner”. Festival guests will find there both our books for children: Little Overtures and Sonia in the Land of Sonoroos – and those for the rather older audience: the awarded detective novel Sidła [Snares] by Grażyna Bacewicz, Teresa Chylińska’s Romans, którego nie było [A Romance That Never Took Place] about Karol Szymanowski’s youth, the conductor Kazimierz Kord’s autobiography Epizody [Episodes], and Danuta Gwizdalanka’s 100 lat z dziejów polskiej muzyki [A Hundred Years of Polish Music].
We cordially invite you to the Festival on behalf of the organisers and PWM Edition!
The winners of the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition have been announced. The first prize goes to Maria Motolygina from Russia, while Alina Adamski won the PWM Edition Prize for the best performance of a Polish 20th/21st-century song.
On May 5th, the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth will be celebrated throughout Poland. PWM Edition has already begun its celebrations earlier, and announced Stanisław Moniuszko our May COMPOSER OF THE MONTH.
More than 20 new sheet music publications, books and CD albums; nearly 90 reissues; performance materials for orchestras and opera houses; more than a hundred digital publications available worldwide; 7,000 pages of free access digitalised materials; more than a thousand unique graphics and photos; nearly 30 events for adult and young audiences – all these are part of PWM Edition’s celebrations programme prepared for the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth.
We are very happy to inform that Tomasz Knittel’s film Mieczysław Karłowicz. Samotna wędrówka [Mieczysław Karłowicz. A Lone Journey], co-produced by PWM Edition and TVP (Polish state television broadcaster), won the Silver Pegasus during the gala of the 22nd Zakopane Festival of Films about Art held on 14th April.
PWM Edition is not just about sheet music and books. We are also involved in all kinds of educational activities, aiming to promote and support music education in both general and music schools. In this way we fulfil Plato’s postulate that “children ought to be taught music, physics and philosophy; but music in particular, because it contains models and all the skills that are crucial to learning”.
Since the first quarter of 2019 is already behind us, let us sum up PWM Edition’s educational enterprises in that period.
The world premiere of the most recent work by the highly regarded Polish composer Agata Zubel is to take place on 9th April 2019 at the Auditorium Marcel Landowski in Paris. The nine members of Ensemble 2e2m – one of France’s oldest and most renowned groups of this kind – will perform 3x3 for 9 instruments. The conductor is Pierre Roulllier.
The concert is part of the cycle “It Is a Woman’s World (Too)”.
“A three-day festival of new music; seven concerts, two installations, nearly fifteen hours of music – only the most recent works. Thirty composers, more than half of whom are associated with PWM Edition – all this has made me happy, and I am leaving Katowice one hundred per cent satisfied,” said Daniel Cichy PhD, Director and Editor-in-Chief of PWM Edition, summing up the 8th Festival of Premieres in Katowice, which came to its close last Sunday.
In our gallery of COMPOSERS OF THE MONTH, we present today the figure of Sławomir Kupczak, our April Composer of the Month.
On 1st April 2019 the post of editor-in-chief of “Ruch Muzyczny” will be taken over by Piotr Matwiejczuk, who replaces Tomasz Cyz, head of the editorial board since 2013.