Lutosławski By Meyer and Gwizdalanka

Lutosławski’s latest biography, jointly written by Danuta Gwizdalanka and Krzysztof Meyer, was recently published in German translation by Christina Marie Hauptmeier. Entitled Wege zur Meisterschaft [The Road to Excellence], this 415-page volume has been updated with the latest research and scholarship resulting from the Lutosławski centenary celebrations in 2013. Krzysztof Meyer, a prominent Polish composer…Continue Reading Lutosławski By Meyer and Gwizdalanka

Polish Organist At Washington Nat’l Cathedral

Polish organist Piotr Rachoń from Warsaw’s St John Cathedral will present a recital at Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, October 5. Guest organist Rachoń will play a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. His program will include works by Polish composers such as Jan z Lublina (ca. 1530), Jakub Sowa (1545–1593), and Mieczysław Surzyński (1866–1924), as…Continue Reading Polish Organist At Washington Nat’l Cathedral

2014 Koryfeusz Polish Music Award Winners

On September 16, the committee of the 2014 Koryfeusz Polish Music Award announced the nominees in advance of the September 30 award ceremony. This year’s edition of this prestigious award was given under the theme of “Kolberg. (Re)interpretations.” The nominees in the Music Personality of the Year Award category included saxophonist Paweł Gusnar, Artistic Director…Continue Reading 2014 Koryfeusz Polish Music Award Winners

Paderewski Wins Around The World

Using rare documentary footage and materials from a number of libraries around the world, Wiesław Dąbrowski’s Paderewski: The Man of Action, Success and Famepresents the history of the great Polish patriot, world-famous pianist and composer, statesman, diplomat, politician and philanthropist who was one of the transformative figures in the modern era. This documentarycontinues to garner…Continue Reading Paderewski Wins Around The World

III Neoarte Festival

‘Neoarte’ New Music Spectrum is a festival presenting the most interesting trends in contemporary music by combining artists from different cultures and arts. Intriguing and unusual events offer a chance to experience music that stimulates new areas of our senses and enriches our perspective on the world. This year’s Festival—held from October 3-5, 2014 in…Continue Reading III Neoarte Festival

XV ‘Musical Confrontations’ Festival At Stawisko

The Anna and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz Museum in Stawisko (pictured above) is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year, and its annual ‘Musical Confrontations’ Festival marks its fifteenth year as well. In celebration, a series of concerts, lectures and discussion forums is scheduled throughout the month of October, illustrating the importance of this charming manor house within…Continue Reading XV ‘Musical Confrontations’ Festival At Stawisko

‘Musical Spaces’ In Wielkopolska

The sounds of the fourth International “Musical Spaces” [Muzyczne Przestrzenie] Chamber Music Festival resonated in several churches, castles and palaces throughout the Wielkopolska region from September 12-28, 2014. In addition to the Festival’s tribute to Sir Andrzej Panufnik on his centenary, works by Johannes Brahms and Max Bruch as well as those by Józef Nowakowski…Continue Reading ‘Musical Spaces’ In Wielkopolska

II Accordian Festival In Kraków

The Second Accordion Festival was held September 25-29 in Kraków, featuring artists from Poland, the Ukraine, Slovakia and Norway. Besides a number of concerts, a variety of master classes and exhibits for young accordion players were held. The Festival also featured a competition for a brief video ad promoting accordion music as well as a…Continue Reading II Accordian Festival In Kraków

Music At Polish Film Festival In L.A.

The 15th Annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles kicks off with its exciting invitation-only Gala Opening on October 7. This “Holiday of Polish Cinema” will continue celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers through October 16, 2014, with screenings in North Hollywood, West L.A., and Northridge. Below are the music-related films that will be…Continue Reading Music At Polish Film Festival In L.A.

Celebrating 65th Birthday Of Kaja Danczkowska

Kaja Danczowska – Skrzypce / Violin Works by Mozart, Wieniawski, Bacewicz, Karłowicz, Brahms, Panufnik and many others Kaja Danczowska – violin, with orchestras: NOSPR, Warsaw National Philharmonic, National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Polish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestras of Krakow and Poznań (“Amadeus”), and conductors: Karol Teutsch, Tadeusz Strugała, Antoni Wit, Kazimierz Kord, Agnieszka Duczmal, and…Continue Reading Celebrating 65th Birthday Of Kaja Danczkowska