August 1997

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 3, no. 8 News Did you know that… there are two versions of the opera Halka? The original version, composed by a very youthful Stanislaw MONIUSZKO (age 27), premiered in Wilno on January 1, 1848, and contained only two acts instead of four. The manuscript of this early score was discovered 30 years ago and was…Continue Reading August 1997

July 1997

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 3, no. 7 News What is Gorecki up to? Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj GORECKI is coming to Los Angeles for the Gorecki Autumn festival sponsored by the University of Southern California School of Music and the Polish Music Reference Center at USC ,from September 30th through October 5th. Lectures, panel discussions, recitals and meetings with students are…Continue Reading July 1997

June 1997

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 3, no. 6 News Composer Wojciech KILAR recently received the Artur Award from the Museum of Cinematography of the city of Lodz, Poland, during the Festival of Film Music (May 10-11th) which was specifically dedicated to him. During the festivities, several films to which Kilar composed the music were screened: Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola), Portrait of a Lady (Jane Campion), The…Continue Reading June 1997

May 1997

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 3, no. 5 News Winners of Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition in New York. I PRIZE: Christopher WELDON (Juilliard School of Music). II PRIZE: Karl LO (Oberlin College). III PRIZE TIE: Keiko KURACHI (Juilliard), Spencer MEYER III (Oberlin). SPECIAL MENTION: Sean BENNETT (De Paul University, Chicago). First prize included $2,500 plus a recital in New York and one at the Chopin Festival in…Continue Reading May 1997

April 1997

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 3, no. 1 News The Dana New Music Festival New Music from Poland Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, April 6-11. The Festival included: Seven concerts: Polish Music and Polish Musicians. Dorota Sobieska – soprano, Wanda Sobieska – violin, Jacek Sobieski – piano (Szymanowski, Bacewicz, Serocki). Polish Sacred Lenten and Easter Music. St. Stanislaus Polish Choir,…Continue Reading April 1997

March 1997

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 3, no. 3 News Darek “Oles” OLESZKIEWICZ, leader of the LOS ANGELES JAZZ QUARTET, an acoustic-oriented group, gets a double-shot at the finals of the Eleventh Annual Cognac Hennessy Jazz Search next September in New York. In addition to playing with his own group, he will perform as one of the sidemen with the JAMES CARNEY SEXTET; two of…Continue Reading March 1997

February 1997

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 3, no. 2 News Composer Marta PTASZYNSKA received the 1996 Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation Award in the field of music for outstanding creative achievements and for the significant contributions to the advancement of Polish culture. In addition to composing, teaching and performing PTASZYNSKA had organized two Polish music festivals at the New York Public Library, Lincoln Center. Her…Continue Reading February 1997

January 1997

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 3, no. 1 News LUTOSLAWSKI: BREAKING CHAINS, a weekend of music, talks and films about the great composer who would have been 84 years old on January 25th. At the Barbican Center, London. Friday 17 – Sunday 19 January, 1997. The BBC Symphony Orchestra opens with Chain II and Chain III, two of the pieces that lend their…Continue Reading January 1997

December 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 10 News LUTOSLAWSKI‘s music on a NAXOS release performed by Poland’s top elite orchestra, WOSPRiT – Wielka Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia i Telewizji (The Great Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television of Katowice) received the prestigious French Award, Diapason d’or. Antoni WIT, conducting; Krzysztof BAKOWSKI, violin. Mr. Wit and WOSPRiT also received this year’s Orpheus Award from the association of Polish music…Continue Reading December 1996

November 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 11 News Results of the XI INTERNATIONAL HENRYK WIENIAWSKI VIOLIN COMPETITION (OCTOBER 27, 1996): I Prize: None II Prize: OTANI REIKO III Prize: TAMAKA AKIKO IV Prize: Tie between SEZAKI ASUKA and LUKASZ BLASZCZYK V Prize: ANNA RESZNIAK VIPrize: MARIA MALGORZATA NOWAK Over 400 inquiries from 23 countries; 105 formal entries submitted. Because of the larger than usual number of applications a…Continue Reading November 1996