“This richly textured collection of essays, employing diverse historical and analytical methodologies, considers “the three Polish composers of the greatest international significance over two centuries”—Chopin, Szymanowski, and Lutosławski—and “topics of music and national identity.” Trochimczyk’s Introduction and her notes to the historical essays of Part I provide valuable orientation and background. The variety of significant subject matter and recurring themes—including issues of Polish national culture, the methodological richness, and the originality of thought make this volume an important source for anyone seriously interested in Polish music.”

Review of Trochimczyk’s After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, Sandra P. Rosenblum, Notes, June 2002


Since the PMC website was established in 1994, it was intended as a platform to spotlight and encourage scholarship in various subjects of Polish music. Many of these have been published in the form of short essays.

Polish Music History Series

The Polish Music History Series of monographs was initiated in 1981 by PMC founder Wanda Wilk, with the intention of filling in the lack of information in America on music of Polish origin. The series consists of scholarly in-depth monographs on selected topics, including: Karol Szymanowski (3), Grażyna Bacewicz (2), Polish Music Bibliography, Polish Music after Chopin, and Józef Koffler.

Polish Music Journal

1 no. 1 (1998) | 1 no. 2 (1998) | 2 no. 1-2 (1999) | 3 no. 1 (2000) | 3 no. 2 (2000) | 4 no. 1 (2001) | 4 no. 2 (2001) | 5 no. 1 (2002) | 5 no. 2 (2002)| 6 no. 1 (2003)

The Polish Music Journal is an academic, peer-reviewed publication devoted to musicological studies of Polish music created in Poland and abroad. The Journal provides a convenient, modern forum that fills in the gap between the Polish researchers, publishing in their native language, and the English-speaking world. It was published electronically by the Polish Music Center at the University of Southern California from 1998-2003 under ISSN 1521–6039.