March 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 3 Szymanowski Year Szymanowski And Modern Music In Poland Polish music in the nineteenth century was dominated by the huge shadow of Chopin’s legacy, whose innovative piano textures, bold harmonies, and a perfectly balanced blend of national and international elements established an iron-clad formula for other Polish composers to follow. It…Continue Reading March 2007

2007: Szymanowski and Modern Polish Music

Thursday, March 22, 2008 | 7:30 p.m. Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC (see AHF on campus map) 3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA Reception following the concert Admission is FREE and open to the public Campus Parking: $7 Enter Gate 3 at Figueroa St. & McCarthy Way (Parking Structure X) The Polish Music Center at the…Continue Reading 2007: Szymanowski and Modern Polish Music

February 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 2 Szymanowski Year Szymanowski Celebrated, Finally! Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) was one of the greatest modern Polish composers. By building upon the achievements of Chopin and Moniuszko, he is credited with ushering Polish music into the twentieth century. Szymanowski’s body of work and his unique historical position make him the father of…Continue Reading February 2007

January 2007

Polish Music Center Newsletter Vol. 13, no. 1 Best Of 2006 Awards & Honors The American Academy of Arts and Letters has honored Polish composer Marta Ptaszyńska (the Helen B.& Frank L. Sulzberger Professor in Composition at the University of Chicago) with the prestigious Benjamin H. Danks Creative Music Award for 2006, with a special distinction for opera and oratorio…Continue Reading January 2007