What are the origins of Polish Christmas carols? And why did one composer's carols turn people green? What were carols like during the communist regime? And did people sing carols in concentration camps? Culture.pl presents some unexpected stories about Christmas carols in Poland.
Italian influences in Polish architecture and the cuisine of the 16th and 17th century are well-known to the average audience member through a shared education. However, one can get the impression that the time between the beginning of the Polish state up to the era of Chopin was a mute period.
Ever fancied visiting Poland but you couldn’t decide which city to choose? Classic FM and Culture.pl invite you to try your luck to win a luxury holiday in Kraków and discover the work of exceptional Polish composers.
The project Karol Szymanowski ad Orientem is a compelling result of the collaboration between the Turkish instrumental ensemble and the Polish string quartet. Scheduled for 16 April 2014 as part of the Ankara International Music Festival, the project reflects the Polish master composer Karol Szymanowski’s fascination with the "Orient."
Bachtrack - the largest Internet search engine associated with classical music concerts - ranked Witold Lutosławski the 48th most frequently performed composer of the year 2013, with a +31 growth from his previous position of 79th in 2012.
At the end of 2013, the British music publisher Tocatta Classics released an album dedicated to Andrzej Czajkowski's music . The album was released with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Program of Polska Music .