• Polish Music Festival on WQXR Q2

A friend in Warsaw alerted me yesterday to the week-long festival of contemporary Polish music ‘Muzyka Nowa’ that starts today on the Q2 Music internet stream of WQXR in New York.  This promises to be a fascinating opportunity for listeners to catch up with or hear for the first time some of the wide range of new music emanating from Poland. ‘Emanating’ is not a very good word in this context because much of the music never leaves its native country, so WQXR and Q2 Music are doing something immensely valuable with this programming.

As far as I can work it out from http://www.wqxr.org/#/q2/, here’s the timetable, translated to British time:

Monday 16 – Saturday 22 January 2012
Audio highlights within general programming from
• ‘Warsaw Autumn’ festivals
• Kraków’s mould-breaking UNSOUND festivals
• Juilliard FOCUS! 2011 festival ‘Polish Modern: New Directions in Polish Music since 1945’.

Monday 16 January
16.00-17.00  Hammered! (1)
17.00-21.00  Polish Composers: 20th-Century Masters to the Next Generation (1)

Tuesday 17 January
00.00-01.00  Jakub Ciupinski Hosts (1)
04.00-05.00  Hammered! (1) R
05.00-09.00  Polish Composers: … (1) R
16.00-17.00  Hammered! (2)
17.00-21.00  Polish Composers: 20th-Century Masters to the Next Generation (2)

Wednesday 18 January
00.00-01.00  Jakub Ciupinski Hosts (2)
04.00-05.00  Hammered! (2) R
05.00-23.59  24-hour Contemporary Polish Music Marathon (1)
05.00-09.00  Polish Composers: … (2) R
16.00-17.00  Hammered! (3)
17.00-21.00  Polish Composers: 20th-Century Masters to the Next Generation (3)

Thursday 19 January
00.00-05.00  24-hour Contemporary Polish Music Marathon (1) cont.
04.00-05.00  Hammered! (3) R
05.00-09.00   Polish Composers: … (3) R
15.00-16.00   Jakub Ciupinski Hosts (1) R
16.00-17.00  Hammered! (4)
17.00-21.00  Polish Composers: 20th-Century Masters to the Next Generation (4)

Friday 20 January
00.00-?  In Memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, recorded 8 November at Le Poisson Rouge, Greenwich Village
04.00-05.00  Hammered! (4) R
05.00-09.00   Polish Composers: … (4) R
15.00-16.00   Jakub Ciupinski Hosts (2) R
16.00-17.00  Hammered! (5)
17.00-21.00  Polish Composers: 20th-Century Masters to the Next Generation (5)

Saturday 21 January
04.00-05.00  Hammered! (5) R
05.00-23.59  24-hour Contemporary Polish Music Marathon (2)
05.00-09.00  Polish Composers: … (5) R
18.00-?  In Memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki R

Sunday 22 January
00.00-05.00  24-hour Contemporary Polish Music Marathon (2) cont.

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