Polish Music Journal

Los Angeles. ISSN 1521 – 6039

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) | 6 no. 2 (2003)

The Polish Music Journal is an academic, peer-reviewed publication devoted to musicological studies of Polish music and music in Poland. The term “Polish music” refers to music by Polish composers created in Poland and abroad, as well as to music by members of any of the ethnic minorities living within the historically-changeable borders of Poland.

The Journal‘s purpose is to provide a convenient, modern forum for publication of studies of the music that is not well known in the West. The editors wish to fill in the gap between the Polish researchers, publishing in their native language, and the English-speaking world. In order to make use of the capabilities of the electronic media, the Journal includes scanned musical examples (score excerpts), illustrations, abstracts, bibliographies, hypertext notes, reprints of historical documents and source material, and other features.

The Journal was published electronically by the Polish Music Center at the University of Southern California from 1998-2003, with articles evaluated by an international group of experts in Polish music and prepared by the editorial offices at the Polish Music Center. The creation of the Journal in 1998 was motivated by a necessity to expand the number and quality of publication venues for research on Polish music and creating a presentation forum for papers awarded prizes in the annual research competition, Stefan and Wanda Wilk Prizes for Research in Polish Music (organized by the PMC since 1985). The Journal is listed in over 200 library catalogs, including WorldCat, various OCLC listings, the catalogue of the Library of Congress, etc. Abstracts for the articles are included in the online database, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. 

Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 1998:
WILK ESSAY PRIZES 1997

  1. Editorial by Maria Anna Harley: Wilk Prizes and the New Journal
  2. Tyrone Greive: Kochański’s Collaborative Work as Reflected Through his Manuscript Collection
  3. Jill Timmons & Sylvain Fremaux: Alexandre Tansman. Diary of a 20th-Century Composer
  4. Timothy J. Cooley: Authentic Troupes and Inauthentic Tropes: Performance Practice in Górale Music
  5. Bibliography Update: Recent Articles on Polish Music

Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter 1998:
FROM THE 10TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY

  1. Editorial by Maria Anna Harley: Old and New in Polish Music
  2. Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska: Towards Unity in Diversity: Four Religious Rondo Concerti by Marcin Mielczewski
  3. Dorota Popławska: Representation of Musical Instruments in Stone Sculpture in Lower Silesia until the Beginning of the 16th Century
  4. Wanda Bacewicz, ed.: From Notes and Letters of Grażyna Bacewicz
  5. Luke Howard: Review of Adrian Thomas’s Górecki (1997)
  6. Cindy Bylander: Review of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Labyrinth of Time (1997)

Vol. 2, No. 1-2, Summer-Winter 1999:
THE CHOPIN YEAR (I) AND WILK PRIZES 1998

  1. Editorial by Maria Anna Harley: Celebrating the Chopin Year
  2. Halina Goldberg: Chopin in Warsaw’s Salons
  3. Dorota Zakrzewska: Alienation and Powerlessness: Adam Mickiewicz’s Ballady and Chopin’s Ballades
  4. Andrzej Tuchowski: Chopin’s Integrative Technique and its Repercussions in 20th-Century Polish Music
  5. Jan Wecowski: Religious Folklore in Chopin’s Works
  6. Douglas Hofstadter: On Chopin’s Mayonnaises
  7. Alicja Usarek: Book Review of Małgorzata Gąsiorowska’s Grażyna Bacewicz (1999)

Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer 2000:
THE CHOPIN YEAR (II): TRANSFORMATIONS OF CHOPIN’S STYLE

  1. Editorial by Maja Trochimczyk: The Chopin Year and Chopin Studies in Poland
  2. Maciej Gołąb: Transformations of Chopin’s Style (Guest Editorial)
  3. Teresa Dalila Turło: On the Chronology of Chopin Works
  4. Zofia Helman: Norm and Individuation in Chopin’s Sonatas
  5. Elżbieta Witkowska- Zaremba: Versification, Syntax and Form in Chopin’s Mazurkas
  6. Maria Piotrowska: Late Chopin
  7. Wojciech Bonkowski: Book Review of John Rink’s Chopin: The Piano Concertos (1999)

Vol. 3, No. 2, Winter 2000:
CHOPIN AND LUTOSŁAWSKI

  1. Editorial by Maja Trochimczyk: Chopin and Lutosławski
  2. Martina Homma: Witold Lutosławski’s Trois poemes d’Henri Michaux: The Sketches and the Work
  3. James Parakilas: Nuit plus belle qu’un beau jour: Poetry, Song, and the Voice in the Piano Nocturne
  4. Sandra P. Rosenblum: Effusions of a Master Mind: The Reception of Chopin’s Music in Nineteenth-Century America
  5. Zbigniew Skowron: Book Review of Mieczysław Tomaszewski’s Chopin. Człowiek, Dzieło, Rezonans
  6. Andrzej Chłopecki: Book Review of Martina Homma’s Witold Lutosławski: Zwolftön-Harmonik – Tonbildung – ‘Aleatorischer Kontrapunkt’

Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 2001:
PADEREWSKI AND POLISH ÉMIGRÉS TO AMERICA

  1. Editorial by Maja Trochimczyk: Paderewski and Polish Emigré Composers
  2. Maja Trochimczyk: Paderewski in Poetry: Master of Harmonies or Poland’s Savior?
  3. James Wierzbicki: Traditional Values in a Century of Flux: The Music of Feliks Labunski (1892-1979)
  4. Anna Granat-Janki: Tradition and Modernity in the Music of Aleksander Tansman
  5. Linda Schubert: Film Scores of Henry Vars in the United States: An Overview
  6. Source Readings (1): Paderewski Lectures and Documents
  7. Source Readings (2): Stojowski Lectures and Documents

Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter 2001:
THE UNKNOWN PADEREWSKI

  1. Editorial by Maja Trochimczyk: Rediscovering Paderewski
  2. Małgorzata Perkowska: The Unknown Compositions of Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  3. Małgorzata Wozna-Stankiewicz: The Poetry of Mendčs in the Songs of Paderewski and French Composers
  4. Andrzej Piber: The Reception of Paderewski’s Manru in the U.S.
  5. Aleksandra Konieczna: Stylistic and Dramatic Features of Paderewski’s Manru
  6. Documentation:
  7. Source Readings (1): Maja Trochimczyk, ed.: Selected Writings and Speeches by Paderewski
  8. Source Readings (2): Maja Trochimczyk, ed.: Selected Articles about Paderewski

Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer 2002:
BACEWICZ AND WILK PRIZES 2001

  1. Editorial by Maja Trochimczyk: Bacewicz, Wilk Prizes, and Polish Music Secrets
  2. Judith Rosen: Grażyna Bacewicz: Her Life and Works
  3. Adrian Thomas: File 750: Composers, Politics and the Festival of Polish Music (1951)
    • Winner of Stefan and Wanda Wilk Essay Prize for Research in Polish Music, 2001 (Professional Category)
  4. Sławomir Dobrzański: Maria Szymanowska and Fryderyk Chopin: Parallelism and Influence
    • Winner of Stefan and Wanda Wilk Essay Prize for Research in Polish Music, 2001 (Student Category, ex aequo)
  5. Katarzyna Grochowska: From Milan to Gdańsk: History of a Dedication
    • Winner of Stefan and Wanda Wilk Essay Prize for Research in Polish Music, 2001 (Student Category, ex aequo)
  6. Documentation:

Vol. 5, No. 2, Winter 2002:
ZYGMUNT STOJOWSKI AND HIS TIMES

  1. Editorial by Maja Trochimczyk: Stojowski, Paderewski, and Polish Music in America
  2. Featured Article: Joseph A. Herter: The Life of Zygmunt Stojowski
  3. Nicholas Reyland: A Protean Diversity – Book Review of  Lutosławski Studies
  4. Documentation:
  5. Source Readings (1): Maja Trochimczyk, ed.: Stojowski – Selected Writings (1907-1943)
  6. Source Readings (2): Maja Trochimczyk, ed.: American Reception of Polish Music (1902-1944)

Vol. 6, No. 1, Summer 2003:
POLISH JEWISH MUSIC — SOURCES AND STUDIES

  1. Editorial by Maja Trochimczyk: Separation and Belonging: Polish Jews, Jewish Poles and their Music
  2. Michael Beckerman: Neuro-Nationalism, or Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
  3. Marian Fuks: Musical Traditions of Polish Jews
  4. Maciej Golab: Józef Koffler: The First Polish Composer of Twelve-Tone Music
  5. Martin Schüssler: Karol Rathaus—An American Composer of Polish Origin: The Development of an Americanized View of Rathaus and its Consequences for the Reception of His Music
  6. Hankus Netsky: Three Twentieth-Century Jewish Musicians from Poland: Frydman, Rosner, and Bazyler
  7. Bret Werb: Majufes: A Vestige of Jewish Traditional Song in Polish Popular Entertainments
  8. Source Readings (selected by Maja Trochimczyk):
  9. Documentation:

Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2003:
HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI

  1. Editorial by Maja Trochimczyk: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki at 70
  2. Adrian Thomas: Intense Joy and Profound Rhythm: An Introduction to the Music of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
  3. Anna Maslowiec: The Utmost Economy of Musical Material: Structural Elements in Górecki’s Works from Refrain (1965) to Ad Matrem (1971)
  4. David Kopplin: The Concept of Time in Górecki’s String Quartets
  5. Luke B. Howard: Laying the Foundation: The Reception of Górecki’s Third Symphony, 1977-1992
  6. Maja Trochimczyk: Mater Dolorosa and Maternal Love in Górecki’s Music
  7. Source Readings (selected by Maja Trochimczyk):
  8. Documentation:

 


 

1998-2000 (vols. 1-3)

Editor:

Dr. Maria Anna Harley, Los Angeles. U.S.A. Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature, Thornton School of Music, and S. & W. Wilk Director of the Polish Music Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Specialist in the music of the 20th-century, music aesthetics, Polish music, women composers. Author of over thirty scholarly articles (on Andriessen, Bacewicz, Bartók, Brant, Chopin, Górecki, Lutosławski, Ptaszyńska, Xenakis, musical space, etc.), editor of two books (After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, The Music of Louis Andriessen.

Editorial Board:

Prof. Maciej Gołąb, Warsaw, Poland. Associate Professor of musicology, Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw, Poland; professor of musicology, University of Wrocław, Poland. Specialist in Polish music of the 19th and the 20th centuries, especially Chopin, Koffler, also Webern and 12-tone music. Author of four books and numerous articles, book chapters. General Editor, Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka, Institute of Fine Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Martina Homma, Cologne, Germany. General Editor and Owner, Bela Verlag Music Publisher, Cologne, Germany. Specialist in Polish music after World War II, sketch studies and gender issues; Chair of ISCM Cologne section and of Frau Musica (nova). In 1998/99 Visiting Professor of musicology at the University of Siegen, Germany.

Prof. Adrian Thomas, Cardiff, U.K. Professor of Music, Cardiff University of Wales, U.K. Composer and musicologist, author of pioneering studies of Górecki and Polish music of the 20th century, one of the main contributors of “Polish music” entries to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 7th ed.

Dr. Elżbieta Witkowska Zaremba, Warsaw, Poland. Associate Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences. With a background in classic philology and musicology, she is a specialist in the history of medieval music theory, music notation, and Johannes de Muris. Member of Editorial Board, Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka.

Staff and Collaborators:

Wanda Wilk, PMRC Director Emerita, Translator.
Joanna Niżyńska, Translator (1999).
Marcin Depinski, USC student. Web design.
Blanka Sobus, USC student. Editorial Assistant (2000).
Magdalena Bedernik, USC student. Editorial Assistant (1999).
Anne Desler, USC doctoral student of musicology. Editorial Assistant (1998).
Brian Harlan, USC doctoral student of musicology. Editorial Assistant (1998).

2001-2002 (vols. 4-5)

Editor:

Dr. Maja Trochimczyk [formerly: Maria Anna Harley], Los Angeles. U.S.A. Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature, Thornton School of Music, and S. & W. Wilk Director of the Polish Music Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Specialist in the music of the 20th-century, music aesthetics, Polish music, women composers. Author of over thirty scholarly articles (on Andriessen, Bacewicz, Bartók, Brant, Chopin, Górecki, Lutosławski, Ptaszyńska, Xenakis, musical space, etc.), editor of two books (After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, The Music of Louis Andriessen).

Editorial Board:

Prof. Maciej Gołąb, Warsaw, Poland. Associate Professor of musicology, Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw, Poland; professor of musicology, University of Wrocław, Poland. Specialist in Polish music of the 19th and the 20th centuries, especially Chopin, Koffler, also Webern and 12-tone music. Author of four books and numerous articles, book chapters. General Editor, Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka, Institute of Fine Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Martina Homma, Cologne, Germany. General Editor and Owner, Bela Verlag Music Publisher, Cologne, Germany. Specialist in Polish music after World War II, sketch studies and gender issues; Chair of ISCM Cologne section and of Frau Musica (nova). In 1998/99 Visiting Professor of musicology at the University of Siegen, Germany.

Prof. Jeffrey Kallberg, Philadelphia, U.S. Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. Specialist in music of the 19th and 20th centuries, editorial theory, critical theory, and gender studies. Recipient of many awards, the leading American expert on Chopin, General Editor of New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism (Cambridge University Press).

Dr. Halina Goldberg is an Assistant Professor at University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa who previously taught at Indiana University, Bloomington. She studied musicology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York (disseration on Musical Life in Warsaw During Chopin’s Youth, 1810-1830 , of 1997, forthcoming as Music in Chopin’s Warsaw from Oxford University Press). Winner of the 1998 Wilk Prize for Research in Polish Music (professional category).

Prof. Adrian Thomas, Cardiff, U.K. Professor of Music, Cardiff University of Wales, U.K. Composer and musicologist, author of pioneering studies of Górecki and Polish music of the 20th century, one of the main contributors of “Polish music” entries to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 7th ed.

Dr. Elżbieta Witkowska Zaremba; Warsaw, Poland. Associate Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences. With a background in classic philology and musicology, she is a specialist in the history of medieval music theory, music notation, and Johannes de Muris. Member of Editorial Board, Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka.

Staff and Collaborators:

Dr. Linda Schubert, Assistant Editor (1999-2002).
Marek Żebrowski, Translator (2002).
Michael Bedernik, USC student. Editorial Assistant (2002).

2003 (vol. 6)

Editor:

Dr. Maja Trochimczyk [formerly: Maria Anna Harley], Los Angeles. U.S.A. Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature, Thornton School of Music, and Stefan and Wanda Wilk Director of the Polish Music Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Specialist in the music of the 20th-century, music aesthetics, Polish music, women composers. Author of over thirty scholarly articles and book chapters (on Andriessen, Bacewicz, Bartók, Brant, Chopin, Górecki, Lutosławski, Ptaszyńska, Xenakis, musical space, etc.), editor of two books (After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, The Music of Louis Andriessen), editor-in-chief of Polish Music History Series.

Editorial Board:

Dr. Halina Goldberg is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University She studied musicology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York (disseration on Musical Life in Warsaw During Chopin’s Youth, 1810-1830 , of 1997, forthcoming as Music in Chopin’s Warsaw from Oxford University Press). Winner of the 1998 Wilk Prize for Research in Polish Music (professional category). Editor of The Age of Chopin: Interdisciplinary Inquiries (Indiana University Press, forthcoming in 2004).

Prof. Maciej Gołąb, Warsaw, Poland. Associate Professor of musicology, Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw, Poland; professor of musicology, University of Wrocław, Poland. Specialist in Polish music of the 19th and the 20th centuries, especially Chopin, Koffler, also Webern and 12-tone music. Author of four books and numerous articles, book chapters. General Editor, Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka, Institute of Fine Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Martina Homma, Cologne, Germany. General Editor and Owner, Bela Verlag Music Publisher, Cologne, Germany. Specialist in Polish music after World War II, sketch studies and gender issues; Chair of ISCM Cologne section and of Frau Musica (nova). In 1998/99 Visiting Professor of musicology at the University of Siegen, Germany.

Prof. Jeffrey Kallberg, Philadelphia, U.S. Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. Specialist in music of the 19th and 20th centuries, editorial theory, critical theory, and gender studies. Recipient of many awards, the leading American expert on Chopin, General Editor of New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism (Cambridge University Press).

Dr. Linda Schubert is a specialist in film music studies with a doctorate from the University of Michigan (1994). She is the author of Soundtracking the Past: Early Music and its Representations in Selected History Films(book based on her Ph.D. dissertation, forthcoming) and numerous studies of film music, including the oevre of Henryk Vars. She is Book Reviews Editor and a member of the Editorial Board of Film Music Journal, as well as active member of American Musicological Society, Society for American Music and Film Music Society.

Prof. Adrian Thomas, Cardiff, U.K. Professor of Music, Cardiff University of Wales, U.K. Composer and musicologist, author of pioneering studies of Górecki and Polish music of the 20th century, one of the main contributors of “Polish music” entries to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 7th ed. Wilk Essay Prize Winner (2001), Wilk Book Prize Winner (2002).

Dr. Elżbieta Witkowska Zaremba; Warsaw, Poland. Associate Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences. With a background in classic philology and musicology, she is a specialist in the history of medieval music theory, music notation, and Johannes de Muris. Member of Editorial Board, Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka.

Staff:

Krysta Close, Editorial Assistant and Translator.