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Zmarł muzykolog prof. dr hab. Jerzy Gołos

Z żalem zawiadamiamy, że 13 lutego 2019 roku, w wieku 87 lat odszedł Jerzy Stanisław Gołos – polski muzykolog, organolog, profesor dr hab. nauk humanistycznych.

Jerzy Gołos w latach 1951-60 studiował filologię rosyjską i polską na Uniwersytecie Columbia w Nowym Jorku oraz muzykologię w Uniwersytecie Nowojorskim u P. Langa i G. Reese'a. W 1961 uzyskał stopień doktora na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim na podstawie pracy "Tabulatura WTM jako zabytek muzyki organowej", napisanej pod kierunkiem H. Feichta. W 1971 habilitował się w Instytucie Historii Kultury Materialnej PAN. W latach 1962-64 prowadził lektorat języka i literatury rosyjskiej w City University of New York, a w latach 1973-76 był przy tymże uniwersytecie kierownikiem ośrodka ikonografii muzyki oraz konsultantem RILM. Zajmował się śpiewami liturgicznymi staroobrzędowców rosyjskich, w 1975 prowadząc badania i nagrania terenowe na Alasce.

Współpracował z Ośrodkiem Dokumentacji Zabytków w Warszawie (obecnie Narodowy Instytu Dziedzictwa) jako konsultant do spraw zabytkowych instrumentów muzycznych, był także rzeczoznawcą Ministerstwa Kultury i Sztuki w tym zakresie. Wiele lat wykładał w Katedrze Muzykologii na Uniwersytecie Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie (w latach 1978–99 Akademia Teologiczna Katolicka) oraz w warszawskiej Akademii Muzycznej (obecnie Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina), gdzie pełnił funkcję kierownika Katedry Teorii Muzyki. W 1993 roku uzyskał tytuł profesora.

Był znawcą historii organów i muzyki organowej. Opublikował szereg prac poświęconych tej tematyce, m.in.: Zarys historii budowy organów w Polsce (1966),  Polskie organy i muzyka organowa (1972), Słownik terminologiczny zabytków: Instrumenty klawiszowe (1972, wspólnie z Z. Kobusem i B. Voglem), Przewodnik po dawnym instrumentarium muzycznym (1988), The Polish Organ (1992), Warszawskie organy, t. 1-3 (2003).

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Kraków-Wieliczka | 2nd Festival and Piano Competition "Piano e Forte" 2019

Piano

The Music School Complex in Wieliczka and the Sfogato Music and Art Society have the honor of inviting you to the 2nd Festival and Piano Competition "Piano e Forte". Applications for the Competition should be submitted by  February 15, 2019.

The aim of the "Piano e Forte" Festival and Competition is to show the history of piano evolution in the context of the development of the piano repertoire: research on mutual relation and the impact of new achievements in the field of the piano mechanism on the repertoire as well as the influence of innovative compositional techniques for the development of the instrument. The "Piano e Forte" competition seeks to inspire young pianists to deepen their knowledge of the history of the instrument, raise awareness of the performing practices of a diverse repertoire on contemporary and historical pianos, as well as to explore the interpretational trends and piano literature of different eras. The "Piano e Forte" Festival and Competition, whose originator and artistic director is the pianist Marta Polańska, is an innovative project that captures the issue in a holistic way. The organizers of the event are: The Music School Complex in Wieliczka and the Sfogato Society of Music and Art in Kraków. The first edition (2018) took place on the 320th anniversary of the first mention of the invention of the Italian builder Bartolomeo Cristofori, showing the historical route of the piano "From the Italian land to Poland". By presenting the repertoire of works by Polish composers, the first edition celebrated the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining Independence.

The second edition of the Festival and Competition will take place on March 1-9, 2019 and will celebrate the anniversaries of prominent Polish composers:
Stanisław Moniuszko on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth,
Maria Szymanowska on the occasion of the 230th anniversary of the composer's birth,
Fryderyk Chopin on the 170th death anniversary of the composer
and Grażyna Bacewicz on the occasion of the 110th birth and 50th death anniversary.

The programme of the Festival will include: workshops on the construction of the grand piano and its prototypes, the harpsichord and organs – an instrument on which Fryderyk Chopin and Stanisław Moniuszko also played; lectures on the history of instruments, as well as piano works of the aforementioned Polish composers; the 2nd Piano Competition "Piano e Forte," and the Gala Concert of Young Piano Masters.

The Competition Rules and other information can be found at www.PianoeForte.pl 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Warsaw | The University's Composers In Memoriam

UMFC

Students of the piano classes at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music will perform a concert in memory of the University's Composers on February 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the FCUM Concert Hall.

The programme of the concert will include piano works of composers associated with the University of Music in Warsaw: Juliusz Wertheim, Stefan Kisielewski, Jan Ekier, Marian Sawa, Władysław Żeleński, as well as Roman Statkowski and Grażyna Bacewicz, whose 160th death and 110th birthday anniversaries are celebrated this year. The concert is organised under the artistic supervision of Dr Monika Quinn.

Free entrance cards are available from February 4 at the Chopin University Press (Mon.–Fri., 4:00-7:00 p.m.) and via www.umfc.bilety24.pl.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Poznań | Music of the time of the Great War

Wieniawski

On February 18, 2019 at 7.00 p.m. at the Polish Theatre in Poznań, artists from countries involved in both sides of the conflict, known as the Great War, which shook the world at the beginning of the 20th century, will meet to play a concert together.

Referring to events from 100 years ago, musicians from Germany, France, Japan and Poland will perform works by composers who lived and created in the years 1914-1918 and on whom, like on thousands of their countrymen, the war has left its painful mark. The concert will take place on February 18, 2019. This date is almost exactly on the 100th anniversary of the end of the Greater Poland Uprising (the Uprising ceased on February 16, 1919). The partner of the event is the Polish Theater in Poznań, where artists will perform on a large stage. The choice of place is not accidental and in this case it refers to the rich tradition from the turn of 19th and 20th century, that is combining theater evenings with concerts.

The musical idea behind this project is deeply rooted in history – each work describes a fragment of the history of the First World War. Sopranist Cécile Achille, violinist Airi Suzuki, pianist Hinrich Alpers and the Inter-Opera Orchestra conducted by Adam Domurat will present compositions by R.V. Williams, M. Ravel, G. Faure, R. Stephan, C. Debussy, F. Poulenc and K. Szymanowski.

More information at: https://www.wieniawski.pl/news/aktualnosci-towarzystwo-wieniawskiego/muzyka-czasu-wielkiej-wojny-18-02-2019-19-00.html 

Katowice | New Music Orchestra at NOSPR

OMN

The New Music Orchestra conducted by Szymon Bywalc invites you to a chamber concert, which will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra headquarters in Katowice. The prgoramme will include works by Marcel Chyrzyński and Piotr Warzecha. Bartłomiej Duś, Rafał Łuc and Silesian Accordion Quintet will perform with the OMN.

Concerto for saxophone and sinfonietta "War Game" by Marcel Chyrzyński was premiered at the Krakow Composers' Festival in 2015. The composition lasting almost 20 minutes is extremely energetic and at times dramatic. Piotr Warzecha's Moments III presents the accordion sound palette by emphasizing the nuances of subsequent segments and the dynamic differences between them.

Almost in all the works of Toshio Hosokawa the soloist represents a human being, while the orchestra – nature and the universe – both external and internal. Voyage IV Extasis is intended for solo accordion and chamber ensemble. Hosokawa believes that the beginning of the accordion was a Japanese traditional shô instrument, a kind of oral harmonica in which the sound is produced by inhaling and exhaling air.

During the evening, we will alo listen to the composition of Seonjin Yun – laureate of the 3rd International Composers' Competition "Patri Patriae" for the piece dedicated to the memory of pope John Paul II. Rituale II was honored with the third prize and additionally with a prize awarded by the Artistic Director of the New Music Orchestra, in the form of performance of the composition as part of the cycle of concerts of the New Music Orchestra at the NOSPR in the season 2018/2019.

More information at: http://www.nospr.org.pl/pl/koncerty/1398/orkiestra-muzyki-nowej

Wrocław | Mystical Source

NFM

On Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., a concert "Mystical Source" will take place at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. We will listen to works written by the most famous contemporary choral composers performed by singers and instrumentalists under the direction of Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny.

Five Hebrew Love Songs series was created thanks to the cooperation of Eric Whitacre with his wife, who wrote lyrics for these songs in her native language. Each of the songs is capturing a moment of life. Ola Gjeilo in the Luminous Night of the Soul treated the piano part and the choir part in an equal way. O magnum misterium is a proposal of the Spanish composer and conductor Javier Busto, which is an original composition, but its text comes from the responsorial psalm of the Christmas Matutinum. Lux aeterna by Lauridsen presents a similar approach to lyrics – the text of the work is a medieval antiphon from masses for the deceased. The composer revives the old texts and combines them with completely new, fresh musical material.

The concert will also include choral works by outstanding Polish composers. Jacek Sykulski is a representative of the Poznań music community and a true enthusiast of choral works. He thinks that the human voice is a perfect instrument that can express more than a symphony orchestra. During the concert, we will hear his composition Pater Noster. Paweł Łukaszewski's Nunc dimittis is a musical interpretation of the song of Simeon, which, according to the old tale, he had to sing while holding the little Jesus in his hands (based on the Gospel of Luke).

Detailed information at: http://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/en/component/nfmcalendar/event/6715

 

Elbląg | Classics with Stradivarius

EOK

A concert of the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra and Janusz Wawrowski will take place on February 17, 2019 in the Concert Hall of the State Music Schools Complex in Elbląg.

The programme of the evening will include Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043 – one of the greatest masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach, Concertino for violin and string orchestra, Op. 42 by Mieczysław Weinberg, as well as works by Antonio Vivaldi, Edward Grieg and Romuald Twardowski. Janusz Wawrowski will perform as a soloist and conductor. During the concert, the laureate of "Fryderyk" award will play on the first Stradivarius in Poland after the Second World War, remembering the times of King Jan Sobieski. Despite its centuries-old history, the violin remains in excellent condition. Paula Preuss will join the Elbląg chamber musicians musicians as a soloist. The concert will be led by Jarosław Praszczałek.

The event is held under the patronage of the PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project, promoting performances of Polish music.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Detailed programme available at: http://www.eok.elblag.eu/pl/news/klasyka-spod-stradivariusa-plynaca 

Poznań | Valentine's Day with Amadeus

Amadeus
The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio invites you to a Valentine's concert, which will take place in the Adam Mickiewicz University Hall on February 17, 2019 at 6.00 p.m.

In the first part of the concert, the talented Polish violinist Ewelina Nowicka will perform two works by Mieczysław Weinberg, whose 100th birthday anniversary is celebrated this year. We will listen her rendition of Concertino Op. 42 for violin and string orchestra and Rhapsody on Moldavian themes, Op. 47 No. 3. The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra will be led by Anna Duczmal-Mróz. 

The second part of the concert will be filled with Argentinian tangos by Astor Piazzolla performed by the well-known accordionist and bandoneonist Wiesław Prządka. This concert will also promote the latest record of the Amadeus orchestra and Wiesław Prządka entitled Astor Piazzolla. Suite Troileana. The evening will also feature a dance show performed by Agata Czartoryska and Michał Kaczmarek, the founders of the Tanga Theatre and the Casa Buena School.

Information on tickets at: http://www.amadeus.pl/event-17-02-2019-walentynki 

Warsaw | Royal String Quartet – Szostakowicz, Bacewicz, Dvořák

RSQ

Polish Radio Programme 2 invites you on February 16, 2019 at 7.00 p.m. to the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio for the first concert of the Royal String Quartet with the new viola player Paweł Czarny.

Today, the Royal String Quartet is a world-recognized brand. 20 years of joint music-making, 17 internationally acclaimed records, six-time nominees and twice winners of the ‘Fryderyk’ award, concerts given on all continents and a loyal audience. What’s more, 15 years of the Kwartesencja festival, which brings together musicians who, in their ambitious undertaking, know no genre constraints. Technical precision, clarity of the musical form and impeccable style are the foundations, on which the Royal String Quartet have been building their reputation. The RSQ has become one of the leading ambassadors of the Polish culture.

The programme of their Warsaw concert will include: String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108 by Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 by Antonín Dvořák, and String Quartet No. 4 by Grażyna Bacewicz, whose 110th birthday anniversary is celebrated this year.

More information at: http://www.studianagran.com.pl/newsy/royal-string-quartet---szostakowicz,-bacewicz,-dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k-1099.html