Classics Across Poland

A cycle of classical music concerts across Poland—Z klasyką przez Polskę—resumed on July 17 after an extended break caused by the pandemic. This project of Polski Impresariat Muzyczny [Polish Music Agency] is carried out by Poland’s Music and Dance Institute (IMIT) thanks to the support and under the leadership of Prof. Piotr Gliński, Minister of…Continue Reading Classics Across Poland

Paderewski in Full Color

Polish Music Publishers [PWM] just came out with a delightful coloring book for children entitled Ignacy Jan i jego plan [Ignacy Jan and how it’s done]. The approach is to awaken the interest of all kinds of young readers (not only those studying piano, for example) in Paderewski’s many talents, accomplishments, and lifelong adventures. Thus,…Continue Reading Paderewski in Full Color

IMIT 2020/2021 Research Awards

Poland’s Institute of Music and Dance [IMIT] selected 15 projects for financial support awards under its “Białe plamy—muzyka i taniec” [Blind spots—music and dance] program. During a July 14 videoconference meeting, the jury of experts selected by the Musicology Institute at Poznań Music Academy reviewed 35 submissions and chose the following finalists: Miłosz Aleksandrowicz for…Continue Reading IMIT 2020/2021 Research Awards

Premiere of ‘Friction’ By Zubel

A thought doesn’t cause friction. A sound doesn’t cause friction Time doesn’t cause friction. Speed causes friction. Stopping causes friction… Coexistence causes friction! Three related instruments carry on joint thoughts and sounds. Had they kept to their typical functions, they would have created an ideal texture. Just because they can. However… Friction. During the last…Continue Reading Premiere of ‘Friction’ By Zubel