PMC Gifts: February 2024

Two Treasures from the National Film Archives During her recent PMC visit, Dr. Dorota Lekka, Head of the International Department of the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (pictured at left with PMC Director Marek Zebrowski and Assistant Director Krysta Close), donated to us two fascinating items: a DVD of Stanisław Moniuszko’s opera Halka, and…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: February 2024

PMC Gifts: November 2023

An Encore by Chylińska! The month of November at the Polish Music Center began with a few very welcome gifts. The first and the most fascinating among them is yet another look into Karol Szymanowski and his life by the indefatigable expert-biographer, Teresa Chylińska. Recently published by PWM, Chylińska’s latest opus, Jak Karol Szymanowski pisał…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: November 2023

Year-in-Review: PMC in 2023

Dear Friends of the Polish Music Center, Another year has passed very quickly and, again, quite a lot has happened at the USC Polish Music Center throughout 2023. As you peruse the summary below of our major events, milestones, and accomplishments achieved this year, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to support…Continue Reading Year-in-Review: PMC in 2023

PMC Gifts: August 2023

Exciting Library Additions Sławomir Dobrzański, concert pianist, professor at Kansas State University and a biographer of Maria Szymanowska (PMHS Vol. 9), recently sent us several very interesting publications and recordings that will enrich our holdings. First, there are two orchestral scores, Canto di Aspirazione for Orchestra by Felix Łabuński (1892-1979) and Magnificat for soprano and…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: August 2023

Feb 2023: PMC Gifts

Pump Out the Music! Virtuoso accordionist Wiesław Ochwat (above) teamed up with maestro Maciej Tworek and the Sinfonietta Cracovia ensemble to record two new concertos for accordion and orchestra for the Opus label (86 | 2022). Their CD features Maciej Zimka’s Concerto for Accordion and Chamber Orchestra and Mikołaj Majkusiak’s Concerto In Between for the…Continue Reading Feb 2023: PMC Gifts

PMC GIFTS/January 2023

Dr. Małgorzata Sieradz sent us recently the Vol. II of Adolf Chybiński—Ludwik Bronarski, Korespondencja 1922-1952. Vol. II of this series covers the years 1941-1952, ending with Prof. Chybiński’s death on 31 October 1952. It is the continuation of a fascinating exchange of letters between the legendary Polish musicologist—who was active in Kraków, Zakopane, Lwów and,…Continue Reading PMC GIFTS/January 2023

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

The Quittner Collection Donation

Quittner donation

A sizeable collection of scores by Polish contemporary composers was recently donated to us by Katherine Quittner, a film music composer, orchestrator, music editor and music supervisor on dozens of big Hollywood films since the mid-1980s. Some of the titles Ms. Quittner worked on included Father of the Bride, A River Runs Through It, Dracula,…Continue Reading The Quittner Collection Donation

PMC GIFTS April & May 2021

The Stojowski Collection Expanded! In late March, quite unexpectedly, we received an email from Professor Frank Martignetti, chair of the Department of Music and Performing Arts at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He shared with us some truly stunning news about the materials that once belonged to Zygmunt Stojowski (1870-1946) and were stored at the University…Continue Reading PMC GIFTS April & May 2021