Laks—Viva Voce

EDA Laks songs

By Marek Zebrowski Long dedicated to the promotion of lesser-known composers and repertoire from Central Europe, EDA Records just came out with a terrific new offering—a two-CD set of songs by Szymon Laks (1901-1983). This recording is a truly remarkable achievement for many reasons, especially because Laks is remembered these days mainly for only one…Continue Reading Laks—Viva Voce

Three Unusual Additions to the PMC Sound Library

By Marek Zebrowski Another batch of gifts from this summer’s travel to Poland includes a fascinating two-CD set of music by Polish composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A project coordinated by the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association [Stowarzyszenie Polskich Muzyków Kameralistów, or SPMK], this recording features rarely heard piano trios by Władysław…Continue Reading Three Unusual Additions to the PMC Sound Library

State Archives and PMC Update

By Marek Zebrowski For several years now, during every single visit in Warsaw, I have been always invited to top-level meetings at the Head Office of Poland’s State Archives (NDAP). This June was no exception and, once again, I was warmly welcomed by the Archives’ director, Dr. Paweł Pietrzyk in his elegant office in a…Continue Reading State Archives and PMC Update


Jan Jarczyk (1947-2014)—a prominent Polish jazz pianist and trombonist, composer, arranger and educator—is being remembered this week by RadioJAZZ.FM in a series of broadcasts dedicated to the “Masters of Polish Jazz.” Sponsored by the EuroJAZZ Foundation for Promoting Jazz Music, these programs are part of the cycle of 100 radio shows curated by Rafał Garszczyński…Continue Reading JARCZYK BROADCASTS

2021 Baltic Neopolis Festival & M. Górecki Premiere

The 7th edition of the Baltic Neopolis Festival started on 24 June and will continue until 29 July 2021. A versatile initiative located in the basin of the Baltic Sea, this Festival has been happening since 2015 in Szczecin and the West Pomeranian Voivodship. It encourages the cooperation of musicians from all over the world,…Continue Reading 2021 Baltic Neopolis Festival & M. Górecki Premiere

2021 Karol Szymanowski Days: Stalowa Wola Generation

The 44th Karol Szymanowski Days in Zakopane will run from 25 July to 1 August 2021. This year’s edition is dedicated to the Stalowa Wola Generation on their 70th anniversary. It is organized by the Karol Szymanowski Museum at Willa Atma (ul. Kasprusie 19, 34-500 Zakopane, Poland). In 2021, the Polish artistic community will celebrate…Continue Reading 2021 Karol Szymanowski Days: Stalowa Wola Generation