Maciej Jabłoński

With great sadness we note the passing of musicologist Maciej Jabłoński, who died in Poznań on September 13. He was 55 years old. A graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, since 1987 Dr. Jabłoński worked at the Musicology Institute of his alma mater. His interests included music aesthetics, methodology, and the history and…Continue Reading Maciej Jabłoński

New Music by Meyer

Krzysztof Meyer – Works for Choir and Orchestra Krzysztof Meyer (b. 1943): Hommage a Johannes Brahms for Orchestra, Op. 59 (1982) • Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 61 (1983) • Farewell Music for Orchestra, Op. 88 (1997) • Mass for Mixed Choir, Organ and Orchestra, Op. 68 (1987-1996) András Adorján – flute; Andrzej Białko – organ;…Continue Reading New Music by Meyer

In Praise of New Laks CS by Messages

Szymon Laks String Quartets String Quartet No. 3 “On Polish Folk Themes” (1945); String Quartet No. 4 (1962); String Quartet No. 5 (1963). Messages Quartet: Małgorzata Wasiucionek (violin); Oriana Masternak (violin); Maria Dutka (viola); Beata Urbanek-Kalinowska (cello). DUX 1286 The recent recording for DUX label by the Messages String Quartet of three strings quartets by…Continue Reading In Praise of New Laks CS by Messages

Organs of Central Warsaw

The 18th annual Festival “Organy Środmieścia” [City Center’s Organs] began in Warsaw on September 3 and will continue through October 22. Launched in 2000 by a Warsaw-based organist Przemysław Kapituła, during most Sundays in September and October the audiences can listen to several concerts in the heart of Poland’s capital. The central area of the…Continue Reading Organs of Central Warsaw

Beethoven in Silesia?

Yes! The little Silesian town of Głogówek has big musical ambitions and, for well over a dozen years now, it has hosted world class musicians during its own Beethoven Festival. Actually, the town has musical history that reaches back to the mediaeval era, with such composers as Mikołaj z Koźla, Bartłomiej Pękiel, Georg Brikner, Johannes Selatzek,…Continue Reading Beethoven in Silesia?

‘Muzkya Na Szczytach’ 2017

The 9th International Festival ‘Muzyka na szczytach‘ [Music on the Heights] closes on September 16 with a concert presented by the Kwadrofonik ensemble and vocalist, ethnomusicologist and poet, Adam Strug. Kwadrofonic members, percussionists Magdalena Kordylasińska-Pękala and Miłosz Pękala and pianists Emilia Sitarz and Bartłomiej Wąsik, presented Requiem ludowe [A Folk Requiem]. The program also included Tryptyk rzymski [A Roman Triptych], a poem…Continue Reading ‘Muzkya Na Szczytach’ 2017

Łódż Four Cultures Festival

The city of Łódź is located in the heart of Poland at a crossing point of many important European routes. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Łódź was influenced by four cultures. The Polish, Jewish, German and Russian inhabitants contributed to the rich and diverse cultural background of the city that the University strives…Continue Reading Łódż Four Cultures Festival

Wratislavia Cantans 2017

The 52nd edition of the prestigious ‘Wratislavia Cantans’ Festival takes place in Wrocław from September 7-17 under the title “Recitar cantando,” and this year’s edition will feature several anniversaries as well as diverse programming choices. The Festival will celebrate the 450th birthday of Claudio Monteverdi, 250th death anniversary of Philipp Teleman, and the 500th anniversary of the…Continue Reading Wratislavia Cantans 2017

Koryfeusz Award Nominees

The nominees for the 7th edition of the ‘Koryfeusz’ Polish Music Awards have been announced. Organized by the Institute of Music and Dance (IMiT), the ‘Koryfeusz’ Award was created in 2011 on the initiative of the music community in order to recognize its most outstanding members. It is a distinction intended to honor individual artists, performers, musicologists,…Continue Reading Koryfeusz Award Nominees

Preview: 2017 Polish Film Festival LA

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Gala Opening of the 18th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will take place in Hollywood. At this star-studded gala, both Polish and American moviemakers, actors and industry professionals will walk the red carpet at Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre and view a screening of The Art of Loving. Story of Michalina Wislocka [Sztuka…Continue Reading Preview: 2017 Polish Film Festival LA