December 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 12 Polish Independence Day A Tribute In Los Angeles By Krysta Close On the evening of November 8th at 7:30 pm in downtown Los Angeles, the lights were shining brightly on the stage of Zipper Hall and the audience was abuzz. There was a palpable excitement in the air for the…Continue Reading December 2007

November 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 11 Polish Independence Day Stojowski In And On The Air A radio broadcast featuring the life and music of Zygmunt Stojowski (1870-1946) as well as several concerts on both sides of the Atlantic take place during the first two weeks of November.  On Sunday, November 4, cellist Lars Hoefs and pianist…Continue Reading November 2007

October 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 10 PMC News Paderewski Back in Los Angeles! After an absence of eighty-four years, Paderewski’s towering figure once again graces the campus of the University of Southern California. On 22 February 1923, Paderewski was recognized at a special ceremony with the honorary doctorate by this prestigious university. At 5 p.m. on…Continue Reading October 2007

2007: Krzysztof Meyer & Monument Unveiling

Thursday, October 4, 2007 | 6:00 p.m. Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC (see AHF on campus map) 3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089 Reception to follow the concert Thursday, October 4, 2007 | 5:00 p.m. Unveiling of the Paderewski Monument Paderewski Back In Los Angeles! From October 2007 PMC Newsletter By Marek Zebrowski and Krysta…Continue Reading 2007: Krzysztof Meyer & Monument Unveiling

September 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 9 PMC News Stojowski In Print Polish Music History Book Series just added a new title: Zygmunt Stojowski: Life and Music by Joseph A. Herter. This book is the first comprehensive biography of this long-neglected and undeservedly-forgotten virtuoso pianist, pedagogue and composer. Mr. Herter’s book provides many fascinating insights and details of Stojowski’s…Continue Reading September 2007

August 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 8 Szymanowski Year Composers On Szymanowski Because of his influence on the future generations of composers who would emanate out of Poland and profoundly impact the music of the 20 th century, Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) has been given the posthumous honorary title of the Father of Modern Polish Music. His inspiration…Continue Reading August 2007

July 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 7 Szymanowski Year Wit, Szymanowski, and Naxos Antoni Wit and the Warsaw National Philharmonic have released the first in a series of recordings of the complete catalog of works by Szymanowski for Naxos label. The disc containing Szymanowski’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 (Op. 35), Concerto for Violin and…Continue Reading July 2007

June 2007

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 6 Szymanowski Year By Gary Fitelberg Fitelberg & Szymanowski, Part II Grzegorz Fitelberg, great Polish composer and conductor, is known to have conducted nearly all premieres of the compositions of the late great composer Karol Szymanowski. According to one reliable source, author, biographer, historian and musicologist Leon Markiewicz, of Fitelberg’s foreign…Continue Reading June 2007

May 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 5 Paderewski Monument Paderewski Returns To Southern California The great Polish musician, patriot and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski will be commemorated at the University of Southern California on October 4, 2007. On that day, a large bronze monument of Paderewski will be permanently placed amongst the buildings of the Thornton School…Continue Reading May 2007

April 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 4 Szymanowski Year   I cannot talk objectively about Szymanowski, for you cannot expect objectivity or reasonability from someone in love. – Maestro Simon Rattle   Szymanowski and Modern Music In Poland Review by Barbara Kraft The Polish Music Center at the USC Thornton School of Music inaugurated an anniversary celebration…Continue Reading April 2007