HMG Festival

The 6th edition of the Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Contemporary Music Festival was held in Kraków on October 29-30, 2016. The festival commemorates Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, whose work has been and continues to be inspiring to many composers. Concerts provide audiences with an opportunity to hear and get to know the latest trends in contemporary classical music presented…Continue Reading HMG Festival

2016 Paderewski Festival: Schedule of Events

The 2016 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles celebrates the legacy of Paso Robles’ most famous resident, Ignacy Jan Paderewski – virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker – with five days of concerts and special events featuring internationally-renowned performers. Held in venues throughout Paso Robles, California from November 2-6, 2016, this year’s Festival line-up…Continue Reading 2016 Paderewski Festival: Schedule of Events

Eugeniusz Rudnik

Polish composer and sound engineer Eugeniusz Rudnik died on October 24, 2016 at the age of 83. He was a member of the Polish Composers’ Union since 2008. Next to Andrzej Rakowski, Janusz Piechurski and Krzysztof Szlifirski, Rudnik was one of the first producers of electroacoustic music in Poland, and the co-creator of the so-called…Continue Reading Eugeniusz Rudnik

Mizerska Premieres Dodgson Recording

Stephen Dodgson: Chamber Music, Volume One: Complete Music for Cello and Piano Stephen Dodgson: Two Romantic Pieces (Set A) (1996), Sonata for Cello and Piano (1969), Two Romantic Pieces (Set A) (2008), Five Occasional Pieces (1970) Evva Mizerska – cello, Emma Abbate – piano TOCC0353 (10 January 2016) A CD of premiere recordings by British composer Stephen Dodgson (1924–2013), performed by Polish cellist Evva Mizerska and Neopolitan pianist Emma…Continue Reading Mizerska Premieres Dodgson Recording

New on DUX

Works for Solo Violin Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004, Krzysztof Penderecki: La follia per violin solo, Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin op. 115, Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata in G major for Solo Violin op. 27 No. 5 (a Matthieu Crickboom) Aleksandra Kuls – violin DUX 1145 Three weeks after the composer’s 80th birthday, on December…Continue Reading New on DUX

50 Greatest Chopin Recordings

A comprehensive list of the finest Chopin recordings has been released in the October issue of the prestigious Gramophone Magazine. The list includes 50 artistic and musical benchmarks, recorded as early as 1929! Every recording included has received the approval of Gramophone’s critics and as such, are Gramophone Award-winning albums, Recordings of the Month, or Editor’s Choice discs from Rubinstein, Argerich,…Continue Reading 50 Greatest Chopin Recordings

Weinberg on Naxos

WEINBERG: Symphony No. 17 & Suite for Orchestra Mieczysław Weinberg (1919–1996): Symphony No. 17 ‘Memory’ and Suite for Orchestra Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Lande – cond. Naxos 8.573565 One of the most significant projects of composer Mieczysław Weinberg’s later years was his symphonic trilogy On the Threshold of War. Bearing the dedication “In memory of the…Continue Reading Weinberg on Naxos

Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival in Warsaw

On November 5 –11, 2016 the III International Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival, organized by the Ave Arte Foundation, will take place. The Festival is 7 days long and includes 18 events organized in 6 prestigious locations and in open spaces of Warsaw, with more than 200 participants from USA, Austria, Switzerland and Majorca. Interdisciplinary events containing…Continue Reading Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival in Warsaw

Festival of Polish Culture in Beijing

On November 6-12, the Festival of Polish Culture in Beijing will be held. Its purpose is to promote Poland and Poles in China and to build multicultural dialogue. The initiator and organizer of the Festival is the Ludwig van Beethoven Association, which since the first edition in 2012, has given the event an interdisciplinary character. This year’s…Continue Reading Festival of Polish Culture in Beijing

IV International Baltic Piano Competition

On October 3, 2016, winners of the 4th International Baltic Piano Competition were announced during the gala concert held at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk. The competition was divided into three rounds, where finalists were chosen by the international jury: Waldemar Wojtal (Poland) – Chairman, Dorian Leljak (Serbia/Croatia), Albert Mamriev (Russia/Israel), and Valerio Premuroso (Italy). FIRST…Continue Reading IV International Baltic Piano Competition