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Young Poland in Frankfurt (Oder)
2006-03-08Works by Grzegorz Fitelberg, Szymon Laks, Aleksander Tansman and Eugeniusz Morawski will be performed by the Branderburg Symphony Orchestra as part of "The Music Days on the Oder"
The performance of the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra at a solemn concert on 12 March - organized as part of the Polish-German Year, coming to its close in May 2006 – is connected with a number of jubilees of symbolic significance for the Polish-German and all-European relations: the 500th anniversary of the Viadrina University, the 15th anniversary of its re-opening (in July 1991) and the 15th anniversary of the formation of the Weimar Triangle – a "tricovenant" made on 28 August 1991, on Goethe’s birthday, by the then three ministers of foreign affairs of France, Germany and Poland: Roland Dumas, Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Krzysztof Skubiszewski.
Also in the domain of music, and perhaps even – as a result of the entanglements of political history – especially in this domain, this triangular constellation can be distinctly felt. The programmatic foundation of the Weimar Triangle was a continuation of a „common historical tradition”. After Poland had lost its sovereignty as a result of the third partition in 1795, which had also checked the development of an independent national culture, generations of Polish intellectuals and artists were forced to emigrate. In this situation the cultural centres of
The programme of the concert will be made up of works by a number of outstanding Polish composers of the first half of the twentieth century:
Grzegorz Fitelberg (1879-1953): A Song about a Falcon (1906)
Szymon Laks (1901 – 1983): A Poem for Violin and Orchestra (1954) – world premiere
Aleksander Tansman (1897 – 1986): A Tribute to the Memory of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (1968-69) – German premiere
Eugeniusz Morawski (1876 – 1948): Nevermore – A Raven (1911) – German premiere
Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra in Frankfort-on-Oder
Conducted by Jűrgens BrunsKlaudyna Broniewska-Schulze - violin
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.
On 30 September, the call for applications for the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 was closed. From almost 50 applications, the jury selected seven laureates and distinguished five compositions.
In the year of the exceptional jubilee, the composer's 90 birthday, a unique album is published in the ANAKLASIS catalogue, devoted to the chamber vocal and instrumental works of Twardowski. They are performed by the world-famous bass-baritone, Tomasz Konieczny, and an outstanding pianist, Lech Napierała.
The songs of Stanisław Moniuszko and Romuald Twardowski are widely known and appreciated both by the public and the musical world. But what if we could get to know these pieces from the inside out? Two world-class musicians invite you to a unique master class experience – delivered straight to your doorstep! The acclaimed bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny and the ingenious pianist Lech Napierała will be the guides to those who are curious about the most beautiful Polish songs. The online Song Master Class program is launching now.