New Books From PWM

Górecki. Portrait in memory
Author: Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska
Publisher: PWM/Fundacja Universitatis Varsoviensis
Language: Pol.
Softcover, 480 pp. (2013)

Górecki. Portrait in memory by Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska is a record of interviews with people from Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s circle: his loved ones (wife and children), friends, students, publishers, musicologists, journalists, figures from the world of culture, etc. From this mosaic of memories, splashed in a variety of colors, shades, and hues, a portrait of the composer like we’ve never known emerges.

Contents (speakers):

  • Loved ones (Jadwiga Górecka, Mikołaj Górecki, Anna Górecka)
  • Students (Eugeniusz Knapik, Rafał Augustyn, Małgorzata Hussar)
  • Musicological eyes (Leon Markiewicz, Mieczysław Tomaszewski, Teresa Malecka, Krzysztof Droba, Adrian Thomas, Grzegorz Michalski)
  • Composers and performers (Włodzimierz Kotoński, Zygmunt Krauze, Elżbieta Chojnacka, Antoni Wit, Zofia Kilanowicz, Marek Moś , Father Kazimierz Szymonik)
  • In the international scene (Louise Lerche-Lerchenborg, Rosalind Bevan, Teresa Waśkowska, David Atherton, Paul Crossley, Janis Susskind, David Zinman, Daniel Harrington, John Sherba, Carol Wincenc, Władysław Szczotka, Ewa Stojek-Lupin, Jacek Krywult)
  • Promotors, organizators (Andrzej Kosowski, Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, Ewa Michalska, Andrzej Wendland)
  • Interpretations (Andrzej Chłopecki, Krzysztof Zanussi, Szymon Bywalec, Marcin and Małgorzata Gmysow, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Violetta Rotter-Kozera)

The project was realized with the financial support from the Universitatis Varsoviensis Foundation and the City of Katowice.

[Source: pwm.com.pl]

Lutosławski. Skrywany wulkan
Subtitle: Edward Gardner, Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Antoni Wit in discussion with Aleksander Laskowski
Author: Aleksander Laskowski
Publisher: PWM/Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
Language: Pol.
Softcover, 136 pp. (2013)

Lutosławski. Skrywany wulkan is a record of talks that Aleksander Laskowski carried out with renowned conductors regarding the person and work of one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. Do the answers from the speakers confirm the existing beliefs about Lutosławski’s peaceful and quiet personality? Maybe they will reveal a previously unknown side of the composer’s personality …? Certainly they bring interesting new views about at his work, as perceived from the angle of the baton and the score.

The talks are sprinkled with photographs, and the book is introduced with an essay authored by Julia Hartwig.

[Source: pwm.com.pl]