Recent Donations To The PMC

Piano Secrets in Etude From our dear friend in Santa Barbara area, Betty Harford, the gift of a copy of the November 1933 issue of TheEtude magazine was given. In pristine condition, the magazine has a rare portrait of Chopin on the cover and many articles about Polish music and musicians inside, including a fascinating…Continue Reading Recent Donations To The PMC

Knapik Opera Premiere

The World Première of the new opera by Eugeniusz Knapik will be held on June 25 in the Teatr Wielki -Opera Narodowa [Grand Theater – National Opera] in Warsaw as a part of the Terytoria series. With a libretto by Krzysztof Koehler based on Herman Melville’s novel, Knapik’s Moby Dick will be directed by Barbara…Continue Reading Knapik Opera Premiere

Premieres At Kraków Composers’ Festival

From June 8-14, the 26th edition of the International Festival of Kraków Composers (previously called the “Music Days of Kraków Composers” Festival) will be held. During the Festival, the following World Premieres will take place. On June 9 at 5:00 p.m., the World Premiere of Piotr Moss – Dédicace VI pour violon et alto à…Continue Reading Premieres At Kraków Composers’ Festival

Beautiful New Hall For Szczeczin Phil

On May 20, Sylwia Wysłowska of posted an article about the new hall being built for the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczeczin, Poland. Based on press releases and other source material and translated with edits by Paulina Schlosser on May 23, excerpts from the article are below. 12,734 square metres, two concert halls, an…Continue Reading Beautiful New Hall For Szczeczin Phil

Paderewski Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert

On June 28, the Borowsky family will offer their incredible musicianship in support of the Paderewski Scholarship Fund in a concert at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Hailed by the international press as “American Virtuosi,” the Borowsky family–two cellists, a violinist, a pianist, and a vocalist–has been praised world-wide…Continue Reading Paderewski Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert

Sinfonia Iuventus Performs Kilar

On May 29 and June 1, the Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra presents film music concerts, during which the screen will display multimedia fragments of known Polish and foreign films that were scored by Wojciech Kilar. The concert will feature great Polish soprano Iwona Hossa and Sinfonia Iuventus, conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski. The program includes selections from…Continue Reading Sinfonia Iuventus Performs Kilar

Discussion Of Chopin’s 24 Preludes

In an article entitled “Breaking Down Chopin’s 24 Preludes,” Wojciech Oleksiak of explores the context and history of Chopin’s quintessential 24 Preludes, op. 28, as well as a brief discussion of each individual Prelude. The article is based on Mieczysław Tomaszewski Chopin, information from, and an interview with Urszula Oleksiak. Below is an…Continue Reading Discussion Of Chopin’s 24 Preludes

2014 Lutoslawski Stipend

The Board of Directors of the Witold Lutosławski Society announces the annual competition for the Lutosławski Scholarship, awarded by the family of the composer. The grant in the amount of $10,000 will be given to one candidate for further studies abroad. Polish students, graduates of music schools, composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists are invited to…Continue Reading 2014 Lutoslawski Stipend

Free Jazz Exploration

According to a new article in, anthologies of Grupa w Składzie and Andrzej Bieżan released in early 2014 along with the upcoming Tie Break box set offer a good review of avant-garde jazz in Poland. Written by Rafał Księżyk and entitled “The Institutionists,” the article explores both the history and the mythology of the development of…Continue Reading Free Jazz Exploration

New Books From PWM

Górecki. Portrait in memory Author: Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska Publisher: PWM/Fundacja Universitatis Varsoviensis Language: Pol. Softcover, 480 pp. (2013) Górecki. Portrait in memory by Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska is a record of interviews with people from Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s circle: his loved ones (wife and children), friends, students, publishers, musicologists, journalists, figures from the world of culture, etc. From this…Continue Reading New Books From PWM