Taube PMC Digital Archive has launched!

(L-R): Consul General Jarosław Łasiński, PMC Director Marek Zebrowski, Dianne and Tad Taube, Executive Director Shana Penn of Taube Philanthropies, and Thornton Dean Robert Cutietta.Shown at the California Dreamin’: Taube Celebration at USC on March 26, 2022 In late 2019, the Polish Music Center received a transformational $2 million gift from Dianne and Tad Taube of…Continue Reading Taube PMC Digital Archive has launched!

Gifts to the PMC: July 2022

July 2022 was another month of several very important donations to the Polish Music Center. Gifts came from various friends and partners and they will enrich our flagship archive, the PMC Manuscript Collection, as well as our score and sound library holdings. From Marta Ptaszyńska Long-time friend of the Polish Music Center and the 2005…Continue Reading Gifts to the PMC: July 2022

PMC Gifts: Marcel Chyrzyński

Spring has sprung (as it annually does) and this time around it also brought a shower of fine gifts to the Polish Music Center. There was much excitement around the PMC’s Spring Concert at the end of March, mainly because of the long-delayed world premiere of Mojave—an atmospherically beguiling and deeply musically satisfying work for…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: Marcel Chyrzyński

PMC Gifts, May 2022: Koczalski on Record

By Marek Zebrowski Among Polish pianists, Raul Koczalski (1884-1948) is considered among the most important interpreters of Chopin. Born in Warsaw, he made his first public appearance at the age of four and shortly thereafter was admired by the great Anton Rubinstein in St. Petersburg and became a student of Karol Mikuli (one of the…Continue Reading PMC Gifts, May 2022: Koczalski on Record

PMC Gifts: January 2022

The Holiday Season brought us a few nice surprises as soon as we returned to campus after the New Year and collected the PMC mail. Music for the Accordion Accordionist Wiesław Ochwat sent us a fascinating CD, Maciej Zimka—Out of the Circle, a series of chamber works for accordion and violin and accordion and guitar….Continue Reading PMC Gifts: January 2022