2003 PADEREWSKI LECTURE|
USC Bing Theater
Sunday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Joanna Bruzdowicz, photo by Jorg Tittel 2003
Polish Music Center presents the eminent Polish composer, now living in France, Joanna Bruzdowicz (b. 1943) in the 2003
Paderewski Lecture, held at the Bing Theater, USC Campus (December 7, 2003; at 4 p.m.). The 2003 Paderewski Lecture will include
live music performances (West Coast premiere of Song of Hope and Love for cello and piano, dedicated to Holocaust victims
(1997) and of the String Quartet No. 2, "Cantus Aeternus", for reciting actor and string quartet)
as well as screenings of fragments of opera performances ("The Gates of Paradise" and "The Penal Colony") and films by French
avant-garde film director, Agnes Varda ("Vagabond" and "The Gleaners and I"). Ms. Bruzdowicz will give her lecture about her
music in English; her son, Jorg Tittel will recite the poetry in "Cantus Aeternus." In addition to the Paderewski Lecture,
Ms. Bruzdowicz's residency at USC will include film screenings and classes for music students, organized in cooperation with
the Film Scoring Department of the Thornton School of Music and the USC Leavey Library.
The Annual Paderewski Lectures commemorate Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), a pianist, composer, politician
(the first prime minister of independent Poland after WWI), humanitarian, and orator, who was greatly acclaimed as a
virtuoso musician and a statesman. The Lectures highlight his links to California and to the University, which awarded
him an honorary doctorate in 1923. Simultaneously, the lectures spotlight current achievements of Polish music by presenting
composers and musicians of international stature to the American public. The first Paderewski Lecture was given in 2002 by
composer-pianist Zygmunt Krauze who discussed and performed music by Chopin, Paderewski, Szymanowski, Serocki, Sikorski,
and his own works. (In 2002/2003 the Paderewski holdings of the Center provided material for an Exhibition "Paderewski:
Portrait of a Musician" held in Alfred Newman Recital Hall Gallery.)
During her visit to USC, Mrs. Bruzdowicz will donate two manuscripts to our collection (she previously gave two scores), thus
becoming a Benefactor of the Polish Music Center, along with such distinguished members of the Polish music world as Witold
Lutosławski, Wanda Bacewicz, Alina Baird-Sawicka, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and others. She will also be honored by Mu Phi
Epsilon International Music Fraternity.
For more information about this event and others taking place during Ms. Bruzdowicz's time at USC, please click
USC COMPOSER HONORED
Stephen Hartke, member of USC's composition faculty, is the 2003 recipient of the $225,000 Charles Ives award. His Symphony No. 3
was premiered at the opening of the New York Philharmonic's 2003 season. The award, known formally as the Charles Ives Living, is
conferred by a committee of five composers from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is intended to free a promising
American from devoting time to any employment besides music composition for three years. The recipient receives $75,000 annually
and agrees to forgo all salaried employment during that time, although nothing restricts acceptance of composing commissions.
LINK TO PMC @LA|
A link to the Polish Music Center's site has been added to @LA (www.at-la.com),
the most complete and up-to-date guide to sites relating to Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area:
site added: Gorale Polish Folk Dancers
on @LA page: Dance/Dancing/Performing Arts/Entertainment
category: European Ethnic / Cultural / Historical
There is a new website devoted to life and work of the recognized Polish composer Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz (d. 1998).
The webste address is www.paciorkiewicz.pl. This composer was one of Poland's
important composers in the second half of the 20th century.
WEB SITE OF AMERICAN POLISH ADVISORY COUNCIL
The APAC website, www.apacouncil.org, includes a Polonia Database with information about various Polish American
organizations. For more information contact email@example.com.
CALIFORNIA EVENTS ON PAC SITE
The Polish American Congress, Southern California, has a web site, www.poloniacal.org,
where the "master calendar" of Polish American events for the year of 2003 may be consulted. The Congress
invites submissions from Polish American institutions, organizations, and individuals planning events, such as festivals,
meetings, film screenings, balls, dances and other events. This way, there will be no conflict of interest. The Polish
American Congress of Southern California co-sponsors two annual festivals "Proud to be Polish" featuring Polish food, folk art, competitions for youth, folk dancing,
singing, and other manifestations of the Polish spirit. The spring festival is scheduled for Yorba Linda, the fall for Los Angeles. For more information
contact the Congress, 3919 Myrtle Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807-3517, Phone 562-426-9830, Fax 562-426-9845
or 1700 Laurel Canyon Way, Corona, CA 92881-3475, Phone 909-278-9700, Fax 909-272-4548; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NOV 1: Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra. Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Andrey Boreyko, cond. Roy Thomson Hall. Toronto, Canada.
NOV 1: Chopin: Piano Concerto. Horatio Gutierrez, piano. San
Francisco Symphony. Alan Gilbert, cond. Davies Symphony Halll, San
NOV 2: Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 (Rondo). Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Warren, cond. Leslie DeAth, piano. Center in the Square, Kitchener, Canada.
NOV 2: Chopin: Four Scherzos. Emanuel Ax, p. Symphony Center,
Chicago. Matinee, 3 p.m.. www.cso.org.
NOV 2: Szymanowski: Stabat Mater. BBC Radio 3. 90-93 FM.
6:30-8:00 p.m. Live from St. David's Hall, Cardiff. BBC
National Orch. & Chorus. Tadaaki Otaka, cond.
NOV 2: Duo-pianists Magdalena Baczewska & Jacek Zganiacz.
Carnegie Hall, NY. 2:00 p.m. 212-247-7800.
NOV 2: "Polka Concert." Ania Piwowarczyk, Pic-a-Polka Orch.
Joe Macielag, cond. Kyle Kohan, cl. Villa Maria College.
3:00 p.m. 240 Pine Ridge Rd. Cheektowaga, NY. 716-896-0700.
NOV 7: Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 27/2. Lang Lang, piano.
Carnegie Hall. 212-247-7800.
NOV 9: Szymanowski: Mythes. Midori, violin. Robert McDonald,
piano. BBC Radio. Swetzingen Festival.
NOV 12: Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in Aflat.
John Lill, piano (60th birthday celebration tour). Symphony Hall, Birmingham, U.K.
NOV 13: Chopin: Ballade in F, Impromptu & Fantaisie. Mikhail
Kazakevich, piano. St. George's concert hall. Bristol, England.
NOV 18: Penderecki: Sextet, 70th Birthday Tribute. Russian Chamber Orchestra
of London. St. John's Square, London.
NOV 21&22: Penderecki: Piano Concerto, "Resurrection". Emanuel Ax, piano.
Pittsburgh Symphony, Mariss Janns, cond. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh.
NOV 24: Chopin: Scherzo in Bb minor, Op. 31. Alex
Slobodyanik, piano. Wigmore Hall, London. 1 p.m. Live on
BBC Radio 3.
NOV 28: BBC Radio 3 "Lunchtime Concert" 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Chopin: Fantaisie in c minor, 2 Nocturnes & 2 Ballades.
Nikolai Lugansky, piano.
CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA IN ENGLAND
The Australian CO under the direction of Richard Tognetti
has been performing an orchestral arrangement by Tognetti of
Szymanowski's String Quartet No. 2 at Wigmore Hall in London.
BBC PHIL PERFORMS POLISH MUSIC
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda led the BBC Philharmonic in
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz's tone-poem, "Odrodzenie" (Rebirth) and
orchestral arrangements by Stravinsky of Chopin's Waltz in E flat
and Nocturne in A flat, Op. 32/2 at Bridgewater Hall in
GÓRECKI'S 70TH IN POLAND
The Polish premiere of Henryk Gorecki's cantata, "Salve Sidu
Polonrum" took place at the Musica Antiqua Europae
Orientalis, the 13th International Festival and Musicological
Congress in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
For the second time the Festival of Polish Composers honored
composer Henryk Mikolaj Górecki. The National Symphony Orchestra of Polish
Radio in Katowice performed "Beatus Vir" and a cantata about
St. Adalbert under the baton of the composer. The final
concert, entitled "My 70 years", was the official
celebration which featured works by Szymanowski and Górecki
performed by the Silesian Philharmonic.
LUTOSŁAWSKI AT DISNEY HALL
The music of Lutosławski was selected for presentation in the Inaugural Gala
Concerts at Disney Hall in Los Angeles. The programs of these concerts
were designed to show off the new hall, designed by
Frank Gehry, at all dynamic levels. The Los Angeles Philharmonic,
conducted by Esa Peka-Salonen, performed
Lutosławski's Cello Concerto with soloist Yo Yo Ma. Public television channel KCET presented a one
and a half hour tape of highlights from the first three
inaugural concerts on 28 Oct. L.A.'s NPR station,
KCRW 89.9, presented a series on the history and creation of the new
hall leading up to the opening, and broadcasted the Inagural concerts live.
POLISH PIANIST CARNEGIE DEBUT
According to Nowy Dziennik, New York pianist and teacher
Janusz Sporek, organized three concerts at Carnegie Hall
featuring Polish artists in October and November. Beata
Bilinska from Katowice, pupil of famed teacher Andrzej
Jasinski (teacher of Krystian Zimerman) made her debut
recital. Renata Pasternak-Mazur of the New York-based
Polish-American newspaper wrote a very favorable review of
the young artist, who started with the Bach English Suites,
Chopin Mazurkas, Op. 50, Tarantella, Andante Spianato & Grand
Polonaise, followed by Szymanowski's five Preludes and the
famous Etude, Op. 4 No. 3 and finishing with Rachmaninoff's
Second Sonata in b minor. Note: The Polish label DUX has
released an all-Rachmaninoff recording played by Beata
The following day a special seminar regarding interpretaion
of Chopin's music was held at the Polish Consulate with Beata
and Mr. Jasinski.
PENDERECKI AT COLUMBIA U.
Penderecki's Piano Sextet, String Trio, Cadenza for viola
solo and Quartet for Clarinet were performed by the Walden
Chamber Players of Boston at Columbia University.
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE POPE
Numerous programs and concerts were held throughout the U.S.,
Canada and Poland to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the
pontificate of the Polish Pope. According to the Polish American Journal
(Buffalo, NY) the entire month of October was being dedicated to the Holy
- Over 200 internationally renowned artists
performed at the Toronto Air Canada Centre on 12 Oct. The
150-voice World Youth Day choir with a symphony orchestra was
led by Michael Newnham. Some of the better known artists
included: Tony Melendez of the U.S., Malgorzata Walewska of
Poland, Helmut Lotti of Belgium and Georgh Zamfir of Romania.
- The Polish Museum of America presented a "Papal Exhibit" of
artwork depicting the Pope by students participating in a
contest "The Many Roles of Pope John Paul II." The artwork
showed the Pope as a soccer player, hiker, skier,
stonecutter actor, poet, author, traveler, priest, bishop,
cardinal and pope. Various books, stamps and paintings with
the pope as the subject are in the exhibit which is open
daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. except on Thursdays.
- Radio station WFMT 95.9FM aired the papal anniversary concert
presented by the Lira Singers and Lira Chamber Chorus in
- The Paderewski Symphony Orchestra under the direction of
Wojciech Niewrzol-Victor presented a new oratorio, The Lord
Calls Us by Włodzimierz Korcz with lyrics by Ernest Bryll at
Orchestra Hall in Chicago.
- In the "American Polonia at a Glance" October issue of the
Polish American Journal, the Polish Philharmonic Resovia, a
48-piece orchestra and chorus performed at the North Shore
Center for the Performing Arts with Tadeusz Wojciechowski,
conducting. The concert featured special guest Leopold
Godowsky III, nephew of George Gershwin.
NOVEMBER: MONTH OF PADEREWSKI
by Wanda Wilk
November is the month of Paderewski, because November 6th
marks the 143rd anniversary of the birthday of the most
famous and popular pianist of all times: Ignacy Jan
Some of our readers may have been as fortunate as I was to
have seen him perform live in concert. The year was 1938 and
I was a high school student in Detroit, Michigan. I remember
I had to take two streetcars to get to the concert hall. It
was long past midnight when I finally arrived home to be
greeted by very worried and relieved parents. The concert
was fabulous. The audience simply wouldn't stop applauding
and the great pianist kept playing encore after encore. This
was truly a great event - a most memorable night. Not
only were seats sold out, but people sat in the aisles and on
the stage. Paderewski never allowed anyone who came to the
box-office to be turned away because of the disappointment he
experienced when as a young student he went to Paris to hear
Anton Rubinstein play and was turned away.
Justice Harlan Fiske Stone once wrote, "Why do we wait?...We
linger not only because Paderewski is the world's greatest
pianist, but because he is perhaps the greatest living man."
Arthur Woods said, "Genius is a quality of the soul.
Whether Paderewski plays, composes or speaks in any of the
various languages he is such a master of, his is the genius
of a great soul."
Recently I browsed the internet to see what I could find about
Paderewski. The search engine Yahoo listed
22,600 web-sites, while Google had 36,800. I was pleased to
see that the first site to be listed in Yahoo was my essay on
Paderewski which is on the Polish Music Center's website. I
can't believe how popular this article proved to be. The
newspaper Straz featured it some time ago, giving me full
credit and adding new information. The Polish American
Journal of Buffalo, NY also put it on its website and
improved it by adding music to it. Ambassador & General
Rowny, who was responsible for shipping Paderewski's body to
Poland, has a website devoted to Paderewski and requested
permission to have the speech that I gave at Forest Lawn in
1993 put on his site. He had seen it on the Chopin
Foundation of Miami internet journal last year.
Also listed at the top in Google is the first online Polish
Music Journal initiated and edited by the Polish Music
Center's director, Maja Trochimczyk. She devoted both issues of the 2001 Polish Music Journal to Paderewski, because
2001 had been declared the "Year of Paderewski" by the Polish
government to commemorate the 60th anniversary of
Paderewski's death (June, 1941). The summer 2001 issue deals
with Paderewski and Polish émigrés to America, while the
winter 2001 issue is called "The Unknown Paderewski."
You will find Dr. Trochimczyk's editorial "Rediscovering
Paderewski" extremely interesting and informative. She also
wrote an article about "Paderewski in Poetry: Master of Harmonies or
Poland's Savior". She begins the chapter with, "Poetry is just
one of the ways in which the intense public fascination with
"the immortal" pianist-composer-statesman, Ignacy Jan
Paderewski (1860-1941) was expressed during his lifetime."
She goes on to "examine the range of these responses and the
image of Paderewski that was constructed in selected works by
American and Polish poets." You can also find out where
Paderewski manuscripts are located in the U.S. in this Summer 2001 issue.
There is more information on Paderewski in the Winter 2002 issue which is
devoted to "Stojowski and his Times". Stojowski was a
pupil of Paderewski and they did many musical events for the
Polish cause together in New York.
Of the thousands of websites on the subject of Paderewski, I noticed
one reprinted from the Smithsonian Magazine which said, "When
Polish pianist Ignace Paderewski toured America he became a
celebrity - and boosted Steinway." The article was about
Paderewski and how he only played on a Steinway and how he
travelled with his own piano in a railroad car.
The websites listed are in various languages; some are Paderewski
societies or clubs. One of the Polish ones gives information
on the International Paderewski Piano Competition held in
Bydgoszcz. Our local concert pianist and teacher, Wojciech
Kocyan was awarded first prize in 1986. The first
competition was held in 1961 and others were held in 1994,
1998 and 2001.
Although many books have been written about Paderewski, they
are very hard to find outside of a library these days.
However, Amazon.com has a paperback book written by Charlotte
Kellogg for only $5.00. They also have a link to a video of
the movie that Paderewski starred in, called the "Moonlight
Sonata" from www.belcantosociety.org for only $19.95. In
this British made movie of 1936 Paderewski played the
"Heroic" Polonaise, Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, his
own famous Minuet in G and Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata,"
which was the film's title. This is a great way to see and
hear the legendary maestro play!
We also have good news about his recordings. Early examples of his
playing has been preserved on piano rolls and long playing
records. These are being reissued on CDs. Nimbus Records
has transferred Paderewski's piano rolls, recorded from 1922-
1931 for the Aeolian Duo Art company, into a 2-volume CD set. The
first volume includes several of Liszt's piano works,
especially the Second Hungarian Rhapsody that Paderewski made
famous. Pianist David Dubal of New York wrote descriptive
notes for Nimbus. He writes that the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
was recorded in 1923 and it, "Shows Paderewski to be in top
dramatic form after returning to the piano after his
premiership (of Poland), dispelling the myth that he was no
longer a pianist of importance." He also quotes William
Mason, a foremost American piano teacher, who had studied
with Franz Liszt: "It seems strange that the best Liszt
performer today should be Paderewski, who was not a pupil of
Liszt and never even heard him play." Music by Schumann,
Mendelssohn, Schubert, Beethoven and Wagner are on this CD.
The Pearl label has also issued a series called "The Art of
Paderewski" vol. 1-3. These are recordings from 1911-1938.
In Vol. 2 Paderewski plays music by Stojowski, among others.
These recordings, along with the companion video, are important for the
history of piano music for they have immortalized his piano
playing for posterity.
After browsing through my files, I am once again filled with
awe and fascination for this great man - a piano virtuoso,
composer, statesman, humanitarian - called a "modern
immortal." So, I would like to conclude with some highlights
from my notes:
The following were taken from Rom Landau's biography on
- that great man of the piano...when he appears on the stage
he becomes an event." (Edward Moore, Chicago 1932).
- "instead of a pianist, an inspired poet took possession of
the keyboard...unforgettable interpretations of Beethoven,
Schumann, Bach (Alfred Cortot).
- "gifted with a brilliant wit, fascinating in conversation,
posted on every subject (Helena Modjeska).
- certain things of Chopin he is inapproachable: F minor
concerto, Eflat minor scherzo (Phillips).
- The history of his conquest of America has hardly been
paralleled in the history of music (Richard Aldrich).
- "Only a heroic people could produce the miracle of such a
man." (Brussels newspaper).
- "Not since Liszt has a pianist been received as Herr
Paderewski." (Leipziger Zeitung).
- "The public did not applaud, it raved." (Tagelblatt).
- "So perfect is his pedaling that he never by any accient
blurs his harmonies and passages, while at the same time he
produces tone-colors never before dreamt of in a
- "His Beethoven is unequal." (Edward Baughan, English
- "Paderewski is one of the greatest Bach exponent of his
- "Paderewski is one of very few people to whom the word
genius can be applied." (Lord Balfour).
Here are a few extra facts:
Paderewski gave many benefit concerts raising money for various
causes, even into his seventies: In 1932 he gave a
concert at Madison Square Garden before 16,000 (the largest
crowd in the history of music) for the benefit of unemployed
American musicians. The largest contribution at that time to
the American Legion Fund for disabled veterans came from
Paderewski ($28,000). He gave benefit concerts in France for
Jewish refugees from Germany and gave 2 million francs for
French War relief.
Add to this some of his many other accomplishments, such as,
editor of the 20-volume Century Encyclopedia of Music and
editor of the Complete Works of Chopin in 1932. He also
became famous as an orator when, as a delegate to the League
of Nations, he was the only one who did not need a
translator, delivering his own speech in both fluent English
and French, for which he received a standing ovation. "He
also knew English history better, perhaps, than any other
member of the League of Nations, and because of his
extraordinary memory he had facts always ready for use."
He once addressed an American crowd, "I have to
speak to you about a country which is not yours, in a
language which is not mine."
Before World War I he worked tirelessly to help form an army
of Polish and Canadian Americans to fight in Europe. Few know
that a document was signed by all the Polish
Societires in the U.S. in 1916 giving Paderewski the power of
attorney (unique in history). During roll call each day,
Paderewski's name was called and the entire army answered
"Present." Paderewski's influence on then Secretary of State
Colonel House and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson played a
major role in Poland becoming a free nation (after 125 years
of occupation) after World War I.
Paderewski made a permanent home in Switzerland with a
second home in California, a ranch at Los Robles. During
WWII he again saw the land of his birth lose its freedom.
Large contingents of the Polish Army were interned in
Switzerland after the fall of France during WWII.
Paderewski gave access to his personal library to them. He
also did not hesitate to come back to the U.S. in 1940 to
help raise money for his homeland. To commemorate the
fiftieth anniversary of Paderewski's first concert in the
U.S. (New York, November 17, 1891), the President proclaimed a
Paderewski Week and sent him the following message: "In
gratitude for all that we have received thanks to your talent
you have been deservedly named, 'A modern immortal'...I send
my most sincere wishes to an artist, a patriot and a zealous
defender of freedom, to which you have devoted your entire
In June 1941 he took part in a parade for the Polish Army
veterans in very hot weather in New York city at which he
gave his last speech. Three days later he died of pneumonia.
His funeral mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral in NY with 4,000
mourners inside and 35,000 outside included statesmen and
leaders of the world and in music. He was buried at
Arlington National cemetery by presidential decree in an
action taken only once before. The U.S. Army gave 19 salvos,
the highest any chief of state can receive. His heart was
enshrined at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. His wish to be reburied in
Poland "when his homeland was again free" was granted on June
28, 1992, when his body was returned and laid to final rest
with full honors from the American and free Polish
governments. Paderewski wrote in his memoirs, "America, the country of my heart, my second home."
- "first virtuoso to give a recital alone in the vast newly-
built Carnegie Hall, which held almost 3,000 people.
Previously artists appeared in groups. It was unheard to be
a single soloist in a program.
- "To hear him is a spiritual experience."
- "He became considered as the greatest exponent of Chopin."
- "Rare technique...played crescendo in one hand, while the
other faded away in a diminuendo."
- "The behavior of the crowds, the crowned heads, of
statesmen, of artists who all pursued him and sought his
company, openly admitted that their love for the man
equalled their admiration for the artist."
- "Sir Edward Elgar, a great admirer of Paderewski, used in
his own symphonic Prelude, "Polonia," various motives taken
from the Fantaisie Polonaise by Paderewski."
- "In Texas whole schools marched miles to hear him;
sometimes crowds would line the streets from his hotel to
the concert hall."
- "His speeches considered among the finest oratorical
achievements of the League of Nations."
- "stayed at the White House, as guest of President Hoover,"
- "In Rome—guest of the King, Prime Minister and the Pope."
- "In Brussels the King and Queen went to the station to meet
him (an unprecedented royal gesture)."
MOYSEOWICZ'S MUSIC ON CD
A CD of music by the Polish composer Gabriela Moyseowicz has recently been released by Westend Classic of Berlin. The CD is comprised
of five compositions, written between 1972-96. These compositions characterize the composer's sincerity of invention and profound
emotionality. The quality of the recording is excellent. Moyseowicz alone executes the Piano Sonata and plays the piano
accompaniments for the chamber pieces. Generally Ms. Moyseowicz's style combines certain classical traditions with the language of
contemporary music. Her music is worthy of a much wider audience. Ms. Moyseowicz has been living in Berlin since 1974.
The CD includes:
1. Shadensymphonie for grand orchestra (The St.Cross Philharmonic, conductor-Szymon Kawalla),
2. Sonata for cello and piano (Gudrun Eckle - cello).
3. Sonata for piano "Concatenatio"
4. Polish Sonata for violin and piano (Daniel Stabrawa - violin),
5. Stabat Mater (Choir and Orchestra of the St. Cross Philharmonic, conductor: Szymon Kawalla, soloists: Petra
Haleberg - mezzosopran, Yong-Hee-Han - tenor).
It's not too early to think of Christmas shopping. A full-color
album about Chopin and his birthplace, Zelazowa Wola, is
available from the Polish American Journal, P.O. Box 328,
Boston, New York or 1-800-422-1275.
They also have six CDs of Polish Christmas carols at $15.95
- POL 1989: Most beautiful Polish carols by Mazowsze, Slask &
Poznan Boys Choir.
- POL 1198: Irena Santor sings.
- GMM 235: Polish Army Choir.
- JRD 214: Jan Lewan. Holiday polkas.
- F013: Warsaw Children's Group.
- PNCD 641: Polska Wigilia (Polish Christmas Eve) Hanna Samson,
Stanislaw Jopek, Patrycja Jopek and Wiktor Lejak.
There are two new releases from Acte Préalable
- Acte Préalable AP0090
composer Romuald Twardowski (b. 1930)
performed by the Academic Choir of the Silesian University of Technology
Czesław Freund, director
- Missa Regina cæli and
- Laude Sion, Hosanna I, Alleluia, Hosanna II, Jubilate Deo
- Acte Préalable AP0082
composer Bolesław Woytowicz (1899-1980)
Monika Sikorska-Wojtacha, piano
- Douze Etudes (Capriccio, Siciliana, Scherzino, Berceuse, Polonaise, Rondo
- Rustico, Scherzo, Toccata, Recitativo, Intermezzo, Notturno, Canon
- Recitativo e Arietta,
- Deux Mazurkas (Moderato: à M. G. Żurawlew, and Moderato: à Mlle M.
- Trois Dances (Prestissimo: à M. Z. Pachniewski, Presto: à M. G. Żurawlew, Vivo:
- à M. A. Rubinstein), and
- Little sonata [Mała Sonata] (Quasi cadenza, Moderato molto - Alla menuetto,
- Moderato - Rondo rustico, Vivace con brio)
1 November 1901 - Szymon LAKS, composer, violinist (d. 1986)
2 November 1876 - Eugeniusz MORAWSKI, composer, conductor (d. 1948)
3 November 1915 - Henryk JABLONSKI, composer
4 November 1857 - Stanisław NIEWIADOMSKI, composer (d. 1936)
6 November 1860 - Ignacy Jan PADEREWSKI, pianist, composer, statesman (d. 1941)
23 November 1933 - Krzysztof PENDERECKI, composer, conductor
24 November 1932 - Andrzej KURYLEWICZ, composer, jazz pianist
24 November 1899 - Jan MAKLAKIEWICZ, composer, teacher (d. 1954)
26 November 1896 - Józef KOFFLER, composer (d. 1944)
27 November 1893 - Stanisław WIECHOWICZ, composer, choral conductor (d. 1963)
28 November 1928 - Jan FOTEK, composer
DIED THIS MONTH:
1 November 1947 - Władysław POWIADOWSKI, choral conductor,teacher (b.1865)
2 November 1929 - Stanisław BARCEWICZ, violinist, teacher (b.1858 )
2 November 1881 - Jan Nepomucen BOBROWICZ, guitarist (b.1805)
3 November 1888 - Józef BRZOZOWSKI, composer, cellist, conductor, teacher (b.1805)
6 November 1946 - Zygmunt STOJOWSKI, composer, pianist, teacher (b. 1870)
9 November 1856 - Aleksander MARTIN, composer, violist (b. 1856)
11 November 1912 - Józef WIENIAWSKI, pianist, teacher, composer (b.1837)
15 November 1853 - Józef NIEDZIELSKI, voice and violin teacher (b.1793)
15 November 1986 - Aleksander TANSMAN, composer, conductor, pianist (b. 1897)
14 November 1860 - Feliks NOSKOWSKI, pianist,teacher (b.1874)
26 November 1855 - Adam MICKIEWICZ, romantic poet (b.1798)
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Formatting by Krysta Close, 11/04/2003.