December 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 10 News LUTOSLAWSKI‘s music on a NAXOS release performed by Poland’s top elite orchestra, WOSPRiT – Wielka Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia i Telewizji (The Great Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television of Katowice) received the prestigious French Award, Diapason d’or. Antoni WIT, conducting; Krzysztof BAKOWSKI, violin. Mr. Wit and WOSPRiT also received this year’s Orpheus Award from the association of Polish music…Continue Reading December 1996

November 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 11 News Results of the XI INTERNATIONAL HENRYK WIENIAWSKI VIOLIN COMPETITION (OCTOBER 27, 1996): I Prize: None II Prize: OTANI REIKO III Prize: TAMAKA AKIKO IV Prize: Tie between SEZAKI ASUKA and LUKASZ BLASZCZYK V Prize: ANNA RESZNIAK VIPrize: MARIA MALGORZATA NOWAK Over 400 inquiries from 23 countries; 105 formal entries submitted. Because of the larger than usual number of applications a…Continue Reading November 1996

October 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 10 News A new CD: Marta PTASZYNSKA’s Holocaust Memorial Cantata has just been released by ACCORD (ACD 016) with Lord Yehudi MENUHIN conducting the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Warsaw Chamber Choir. Composed in 1991-1992 to Chant for all the People on Earth by English poet Leslie Woolf Hedley, the work is sung in four languages (English, Polish, Hebrew…Continue Reading October 1996

September 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 9 News The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director ESA-PEKKA SALONEN have been awarded the prestigious quarterly prize of the German CD review Deutsche Schallplattenkritik for their “artistically ourstanding” new CD featuring the compositions of Witold LUTOSLAWSKI. Piotr ANDERSZEWSKI makes his first CD. The Polish pianist,who studied at the University of Southern California with Prof. John Perry about four years ago,…Continue Reading September 1996

August 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 8 News PMRC WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR: Dr. Maria Anna Harley has been appointed director of the Polish Music Reference Center and assistant professor of Music History and Literature at the USC School of Music beginning with the fall semester. “We are happy to welcome Dr. Harley, not only for her broad qualifications as…Continue Reading August 1996

June 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 6 News RESULTS of the 47th Annual Chopin Piano Competition at the Kosciuszko Foundation held May 9 – 11th in New York: No I or II Prizes awarded! Three-way Tie for III place: Sayaka Tanikawa Andrew Russo Grant Moffitt Abbey Simon was the chairman of the panel of Jurors. WINNERS of the new Chopin International Piano Competition…Continue Reading June 1996

May 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 5 News The month of May is very important in Polish history: May 03, 1791 – CONSTITUTION proclaimed! (First written constitution in Europe and second in world after our U.S. constitution.) May 05, 1798 – General Thaddeus Kosciuszko left a will leaving a large portion of his estate in America to further the…Continue Reading May 1996

April 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 4 News I PRIZE in the Serocki Interntaional Composition Competition was won by Pedro Palacio of Argentina for a work for clarinet and string orchestra: “Yugoslavia is burning. War is not over.” The prize will be awarded on June 10th in the Concert Studio Hall of Polish Radio S-1. The competition is held every three years….Continue Reading April 1996

March 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 3 Event of the Month! The third annual Paderewski Festival will be held in Paso Robles, California from March 22-24th. A series of concerts and tours of the wineries in the area, along with the famous Polish breakfast. Why Paso Robles you may ask. The great pianist Paderewski purchased a ranch in the…Continue Reading March 1996

January 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 1 News The PMRC now has its own URL address on the World Wide Web. It is ../index.html. A home page is being designed and should be ready by the end of the month. The gopher file will still remain for those unable to access the World Wide Web. Information on competitions…Continue Reading January 1996