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Silesian String Quartet, photo: Magdalena Jodłowska, promotional materials

The album Grażyna Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets recorded by the Silesian String Quartet wins the Gramophone Classical Music Award in the Chamber Music category!

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Portrait of Fryderyk Chopin discovered by Alain Kohler, photo: courtesy of the Polish Institute in Paris

Alain Kohler, a Swiss physicist and Chopin specialist, found a new photograph that most likely depicts Fryderyk Chopin. The Polish Institute in Paris has just informed the public about the discovery.

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A fragment of a score, photo: press materials

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute together with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute is about to publish Polish Composers' Autographs at the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1900.

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The Warsaw Quintet: Bronisław Gimpel, Tadeusz Wroński, Stefan Kamasa, Aleksander Ciechański, Władysław Szpilman, 1965, Warsaw. Photo: Andrzej Zborski/FOTONOVA

Violinist, conductor, and teacher. Born on 29th January 1911 in Lviv, died on 1st May 1979 in Los Angeles.

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Stanisław Barcewicz, reprodukcja: Piotr Mecik / FORUM

Violinist, chamber musician, conductor, and teacher. Born on 16th April 1858, died on 1st September 1929.

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1860-1941., photo: Rue des Archives / Forum

Ignacy Jan Paderewski had been working on Symphony in B minor for several years — from 1903 to 1907. The piece was composed for the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the January Uprising.

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Voytek Proniewicz, photo: Damian Porter

Voytek Proniewicz is a violin virtuoso performing at the major concert halls around the world.

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The Sixteen, Helper and Protector, the cover of the album, photo: Anna Stowe Travel / Alamy

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.

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Xian concert hall, photo: press materials

Is classical music condemned to be forever associated with the West? Is music from the rest of the world valuable only when it incorporates some folk or traditional elements?

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Pomnik Chopina, fot. Daniel Pach/ Forum

The rivalry between the 17th Chopin Competition contestants as well as the April preliminary auditions will be available for the whole world to follow with a Chopin Competition mobile app.

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Main Square in Kraków; photo: free source

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.

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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."

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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.

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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 .

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Krzysztof Penderecki, fot. Bruno Fidrych

Contemporary Polish composers draw from the past and courageously explore the future.

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99 young musicians from Poland and countries of the Eastern Partnership begin this year’s tournee in Gdańsk, to move on to Reykjavik, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Tallinn and Kyiv

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Okładka (nid 6852836)

The London Symphony Orchestra crowns their six-month series of pan-European performances of music by Szymanowski and Brahms with an Easter-weekend concert.

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Two releases help celebrate the Lutosławski Year: Sony Classical's double disc covering almost 3 decades of LA Philharmonic performances, and the 8-disc collection from the label Polskie Nagrania.

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Okładka (nid 6340213)

Only 3 quartets were qualified for the Competition’s Final, which took place on the 1st of April, 2012. Poland's Meccorre String Quartet was among the selected three ensembles, and similiarly to the other competitors, it performed a piece of their choice from the Romantic repertoire.

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Okładka (nid 5253952)

The Symphonic Orchestra of the Zielonogórska Philharmonic performed two September concerts in Minsk, including works by Henryk Wieniawski and Stanisław Moniuszko...

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