Recent Gifts to PMC

From the Vice President of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, Maria Koc, we received brand new copies of “The Senate of the Republic of Poland: Tradition and Contemporaneity 15th – 21st Cent.” by Jerzy Pietrzak, in both English and in Polish.

Polish Canadian pianist, Daniel Wnukowski, is one of the leading musicians of his generation and regularly performs in many prestigious concert halls all over the world. Mr. Wnukowski has donated his CD entitled “Concert Pianist,” which includes classic repertoire from Chopin, Szymanowski, Schumann and various others.

Michelle Makarski, an American violinist with an international reputation for the newest in American and international music, has sent us a rare copy of the third volume of “Słownik Lutników Polskich” by Zdzisław Szulc. The book was pristinely preserved by her late father, Marion S. Makarski, who was also a violinst.

Vicki Laudenbach and her mother have generously contributed to our rare but fragile collection of piano rolls, collected by her late father, Bogdan Żarski of Milwaukee, WI. In addition to the 25 piano rolls, they have also sent us 6 individual record albums and 3 boxed sets– containing 4 records each, of various genres, including classical, folk, and polka.

Krzysztof Olczak, head of the composition department at the Gdańsk Music Academy, has donated 8 CDs to the PMC’s extensive audio collection. Although focused on Olczak’s own compositions, the albums also include works by Polish composers including: Andrzej Dziadek, Radosław Łuczkowski, Tadeusz Dixa, Marek Czerniewicz, Bronisław Kazimierz Przybyłski, Mikołaj Majkusiak, Marek Pasieczny, Andrzej Krzanowski and Paweł Symański

Many thanks, as always, to all of our generous donors and friends! Dziękujemy!