During a meeting in Warsaw, composer Joanna Bruzdowicz presented PMC Director Marek Żebrowski with her new CD, “Joanna Bruzdowicz: String Quartet No. 1 ‘La Vita,’ From the Fever World, World”
(Acte Prealable CD 329, 2014). The album was recorded by Liliana Górska, mezzo-soprano, Tomasz Jocz, piano and the NeoQuartet.
Żebrowski also met with composer Krzysztof Meyer during his time in Poland and was given several important items related to the composer’s output. First is a Special Issue of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Musicology series (Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM) dedicated largely to Meyer’s oeuvre and compositional technique, which was edited Justyna Humięcka-Jakubowska and Danuta Jasińska. The second donation was a 4 vol. set of CDs on NAXOS, covering all of Meyer’s string quartets as performed by the Wieniawski String Quartet: Vol. 1 – Nos. 5, 6 and 8; Vol. 2 – Nos. 9, 11 and 12; Vol. 3 – Nos. 7, 10 and 13; Vol. 4 – Nos. 1-4.
A final item arrived by mail from Boosey & Hawkes via our good friend Joseph A. Herter, whose scholarship greatly contributed to the re-printing of Homage to Paderewski, a set of solo works for piano. In 1942, Ignacy Jan Paderewski was posthumously honored with a deluxe edition for which many of his friends and pupils, such as Béla Bartók, Darius Milhaud, Bohuslav Martinu or Jaromír Weinberger, specially composed piano pieces. Out of print for many years, this edition was newly printed to mark the 150th birthday of Paderewski in 2010, and is now available in the library of the Polish Music Center.
Thank you all for making these amazing resources available to PMC scholars and visitors!