Prix Des Muses for Pawel Gancarczyk

On March 31, Pawel Gancarczyk received the 23rd edition of the Prix des Muses award in Paris. The honor is given annually by the Foundation Singer-Polignac, distinguishing the best French-language books on jazz, and classical and traditional music. His book, La musique et la révolution de l’imprimerie, was published in September 2015 and was translated into French by Wojciech Bonkowski. It explores the impact of invention of printing in the 16th century on musical culture and production as a new medium. Gancarczyk is currently a professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences and is a musicologist specializing in early music.