Ptaszyńska Back in Chicago

Marta Ptaszyńska, distinguished Polish composer and Helen B. and Frank L. Sulzberger Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago, will return to the UChicago campus on April 10 as a featured speaker for the Robert and Anne Gomer Lecture series. Titled “Imaginary Landscapes—Music of Marta Ptaszyńska,” the composer will discuss her most recent large scale…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska Back in Chicago

2024 ZKP Musicological Conference: Call For Papers

The 53rd annual Musicological Conference of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) will be held at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz on October 3–5, 2024. This year’s Conference is devoted to “Non-absolute Music.”  The Conference format will include Individual presentations in the form of papers of up to 20 minutes, broader panels with…Continue Reading 2024 ZKP Musicological Conference: Call For Papers

ZKP Award For Music Education

This year on June 28, the Board of the Polish Composers Union [ZKP] awarded the 8th Polish Composers Union Award in recognition of Grażyna Krzanowska’s outstanding accomplishment in the field of music education. As both a composer and teacher, Krzanowska has spent several years enriching youth in the field of contemporary music. The award ceremony…Continue Reading ZKP Award For Music Education

On Wanda Landowska

The Library of Congress has posted a very interesting video of a lecture and concert held at the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium on 25 May 2022. Titled “Restitution, Restoration and Repertoire: New Findings in the Wanda Landowska and Denise Restout Papers at the Library of Congress,” the event featured distinguished speakers, among them Carla Shapreau, Senior…Continue Reading On Wanda Landowska

New Bacewicz Bio by Sendłak

Review by Marek Zebrowski Joanna Sendłak, granddaughter of composer Grażyna Bacewicz, is the author of the latest biography in the PWM “Małe monografie” series. A visual artist with a considerable resume of exhibitions as well as journalist and writer with a number of publications, Joanna Sendłak also studied philosophy at Warsaw University. Ms. Sendłak has…Continue Reading New Bacewicz Bio by Sendłak

“Online Meetings at the Composers’ Union” – Zygmunt Mycielski


On 16 December 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Central European Time, the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) will host an online meeting devoted to the life and work of Zygmunt Mycielski (1907–1987). Zygmunt Mycielski – composer, writer and music activist – studied at the École Normale de Musique in Paris with Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger (Mycielski…Continue Reading “Online Meetings at the Composers’ Union” – Zygmunt Mycielski

Under the Awangarda Banner

Book Review by Marek Zebrowski For over two centuries, Polish music has been inextricably linked to history and politics. A multitude of turbulent events (including the loss of independence, uprisings, revolutions and worldwide conflicts, with Poland’s territory being invaded and pillaged and its citizenry suffering unimaginable tragedies) inevitably turned the arts, literature and music into…Continue Reading Under the Awangarda Banner

2021 Kraków International Festival of Composers

The Kraków International Festival of Composers has been part the cultural life of the city since 1989 (formerly known as the Days of Music by Kraków Composers and, from 2014-2019, the International Festival of Kraków Composers). The main purpose of the Festival is the promotion and presentation of contemporary professional work of Kraków composers—classics and…Continue Reading 2021 Kraków International Festival of Composers

PMC GIFTS: Feb-March 2021

POLMIC’s Easter Surprise  Together with the director Mieczysław Kominek, our friends at the Polish Music Information Centre in Warsaw (POLMIC) once again came through for us with a most thoughtful and timely gift. For many years already, we have been on the receiving end of POLMIC’s largesse and have happily accepted sets of unique recordings…Continue Reading PMC GIFTS: Feb-March 2021