December 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 11 This month’s Newsletter will be devoted to Christmas shopping. Where to find videos, CDs and tape cassettes, song books and other material pertaining to Polish music and culture to buy for yourself, your family or friends! I found the largest selection of gift ideas in the PolArt Catalog. Located in Sarasota, Florida,…Continue Reading December 1995

November 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 11 Flash News For the second consecutive time there was No First Prize awarded this year at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw! The Second Place Prize was shared by an audience favorite, Aleksey Sultanov, 26, of Russia and Phillipe Giusiano, 22, from France. Third Prize went to Gabriela Montero, 25, an American living in Great Britain….Continue Reading November 1995

October 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 9 News Flash Simon Rattle’s recording of the Szymanowski “Stabat Mater” has made it through the second round of voting for the 1995 Gramaphone Awards. It is in the running, not only for the best Choral recording, but also for engineering. EMI CDC 555121-2. A NEW International Violin Competition, “THE I GROBLICZ’S FAMILY INTERNATIONAL…Continue Reading October 1995

September 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 9 News Flash! Henry Gorecki’s “Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka, op. 66” has been selected as an “Editor’s Choice” (Robert Cowan) in the September ’95 issue of Gramophone. Also included in this Nonesuch 7559-79342-4 compact disc is the composer’s “Harpsichord Concerto” written for Elzbieta Chojnacka. The music critic states that “this is probably…Continue Reading September 1995

August 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 8 News! Polish conductor Piotr Borkowski is among five finalists (from among thirty contestants) to have been selected for the position of Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is presently artistic director of the Philharmonic in the city of Olsztyn. The jury consisted of Seiji Ozawa, Leon Fleisher and Gustav Meier. DEADLINE for the Vth…Continue Reading August 1995

July 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 7 News of Competition Results! III Witold Lutoslawski International Competition In Composition: No FIRST Prize was awarded! Tied for SECOND Place: Pierre Michel Bedard of France for “Symphonie pour orchestre” and Aleksander Szczecinski from Ukraine for “Flute Concerto.” SPECIAL MENTION: Tobias Peter Schneid, Germany for “Symphony of Covert Portraits.”Three hundred and one symphonic scores from throughout the world…Continue Reading July 1995

June 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 6 Flash News! Winner of the First prize in the II International Moniuszko Vocal Competition  (April ’95): CARA O’SULLIVAN, soprano (Ireland). Second: Kyung-hye La, soprano (Korea). Third: Natalia Jutesch, soprano (Ukraine). Fourth:Daniel Borowski, bass (Poland) Aleksandra Dursieniewa, mezzo (Ukraine) Aleksander Guriec, tenor (Ukraine). The competition organized by soprano, Maria Foltyn, is held at the National Philharmonic…Continue Reading June 1995

May 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 5 News First prize in the National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami was won by Jon Nakamatsu of Los Gatos, Ca. This qualifies him to compete in the major Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw in October. In addition to taking first prize the winner won $17,000. NEW MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY opens in Poland: BREVIS….Continue Reading May 1995

April 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 4 News Flash! Polish composer, Henryk Gorecki, received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. During the ceremony that took place at the Polish Embassy the University choir and Orchestra performed several of Gorecki’s choral works, among them, Ad matrem for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra. An American premiere of Gorecki‘s Concerto for flute and orchestra…Continue Reading April 1995

March 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 3 Flash News Grazyna Bacewicz’s “Piano Quintet” and “Quintet for Winds” are now available from European American Retail Music Tel. (800) 345-6296) or Fax (610) 993-0563 (24 hrs/day); $61.75 and $54.00 respectively. Other chamber music scores to order from them: Panufnik’s “Concertino” for percussion; Tansman’s “Suite” for ob, cl, bsn; Szymanowski’s “String Quartets nos. 1 and 2“; Gorecki’s “Lerchenmusik” for…Continue Reading March 1995