The 43rd Musicological Conference of the Polish Composers’ Union [ZKP] was held at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz Oct. 9-11. This annual forum is the biggest and most prestigious meeting for musicologists and music theorists in Poland. Organized under the theme of “Music Among Other Arts—Connections and Inspirations,” this year’s conference sought to demonstrate the links between music and painting, literature, theatre, and other arts. 56 papers were presented and the Prof. Heronim Feicht Award for Young Musicologists was given to Marek Nahajowski from the Łódź Music Academy.
Two concerts of chamber music accompanied the conference. The first, on Oct. 9 featured the Paweł & Aleksandra Wakarecy Piano Duo presenting works by Sergei Prokofiev. The following day, Zbigniew Bargielski’s Otwartym oknem[With an open window] received its world premiere performance.