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PWM Edition Highlights the Music of Grażyna Bacewicz on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

Feb. 01, 2019

PWM Edition Highlights the Music of Grażyna Bacewicz on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

February 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz. In celebration, Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM Edition) has dedicated this month to highlighting Bacewicz's music. 

On February 3, Bacewicz's Contradizione was performed by the Chain Ensemble, under conductor Andrzej Bauer at the Warsaw, Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio. Following this, on February 7, Marek Moś led the City of Tychy Chamber Orchestra AUKSO in a performance of Pensieri notturni.

Grażyna Bacewicz's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra will be performed on February 15 by the Olsztyn Philharmonic Orchestra, under conductor Jerzy Swoboda and featuring pianist Cezary Sanecki. The same piece will be performed again on February 24 by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Frantisek Macek, with pianist Piotr Sałajczyk. 

Lastly, the Polish Radio Orchestra, led by Michał Klauza will feature violinist Genevieve Laurenceau in a performance of Bacewicz's Violin Concerto No. 5 at Warsaw's Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio. 

Last month, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, led by Krzysztof Urbański, performed Bacewicz's Overture.

To learn more about Grażyna Bacewicz, visit pwm.com.

Grażyna Bacewicz
Contradizione (1966)
for chamber orchestra
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16'

Pensieri notturni (1961)
for chamber orchestra
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8'

Overture (1943)
for symphony orchestra
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6'

Violin Concerto No. 5 (1954)
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22' 

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