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2016

November
• 3.11.16  Blecharz, Stańczyk & ‘Górecki’ at Huddersfield
• 2.11.16  Górecki UK premiere, Liverpool, 3.11.16
• 2.11.16  Two Górecki premieres, PR2, 3.11.16

October
• 31.10.16  New CD Notes (Bacewicz/Chandos, Friedman & Różycki/Hyperion, Kwieciński/Bôłt)  ☛  CDs Complete String Quartets (Bacewicz), Piano Quintets (Friedman & Różycki), Umbrae (Kwieciński)

April
• 30.04.16  Katowice: Skrowaczewski takes a bow
• 30.04.16  Katowice: Artists’ Memorial Walkway
• 30.04.16  Katowice: Museum of History
• 29.04.16  Katowice: New-Old Academy of Music
• 20.04.16  ‘Warsaw Autumn’ 2016 news
• 15.04.16  Meakultura ‘Kropka’ Awards
• 14.04.16  Lutosławski’s ‘didlumdi, didlumdaj’

March
• 30.03.16  Szymanowski Letters in English, vol.1
• 25.03.16  In His Element  Górecki

February
• 15.02.16  Steven Stucky (1949-2016)
• 12.02.16  Bôłt & 58th ‘Warsaw Autumn’ CDs

January
• 29.01.16  When was Różycki born?
• 29.01.16  New CD Note (Różycki/Hyperion)  ☛  CD: Różycki Piano Concertos
• 27.01.16  Górecki Goodies  Nonesuch
• 25.01.16  A Discarded Lutosławski Page
• 22.01.16  New CD Notes (Gorecki/Nonesuch)  ☛  CD: Introductory Essay  ☛  CD: Symphony 4  
• 15.01.16  Four Videos on Górecki Symphony 4

2015

December
• 21.12.15  Dwurnik on the Pendereckis
• 12.12.15  Zakopane crib

November
• 12.11.15  Górecki in wooden covers

October
• 31.10.15  PWM 70 Supplement
• 27.10.15  Górecki World Premiere, Kraków
• 11.10.15  Unsound = Satanic?  Unsound Festival 2015
• 7.10.15  Górecki: Total Immersion (3 October 2015)  programme book 

September
• 27.09.15  Szmytka and Zubel at Huddersfield
• 26.09.15  Górecki/BBC SO: One Week To Go

July
• 31.07.15  Warsaw Autumn 2015: DYNAMISTATYKA
• 17.07.15  News from Nonesuch  Górecki

June
• 14.06.15  Panufnik, Penderecki, Zubel

May
• 25.05.15  Woodworm Don’t Like Your Music  Grażyna Bacewicz
• 16.05.15  Król Roger: Live Transmission 16.05.15  ☛ article: An Enigmatic Figure
• 11.05.15  BBC R3: Bacewicz is COTW (25-29.05)

April
• 10.04.15  6th Festival of Premieres, Katowice
• 10.04.15  Król Roger: Three Weeks To Go
• 7.04.15  Panufnik Revised: 2. Nocturne & Lullaby  ☛ article: Nocturne & Lullaby

March
• 9.03.15  Panufnik Revised: 1. Tragic Overture  ☛ article: Tragic Overture
• 2.03.15  New CD Note (Szymański & Mykietyn/Hyperion)  ☛ CD: String Quartets 
• 1.03.15  Wartime Warsaw Recollections

February
• 26.02.15  ‘Warsaw Autumn’ Chronicle 2014

January
• 20.01.15  Total Immersion: Henryk Górecki
• 2.01.15  WL100/1-81: The Complete List
• 1.01.15  WL100/81: Roussel 3, Lutosławski 3

2014

December
• 31.12.14  WL100/80: Lutosławski’s Chair
• 30.12.14  WL100/79: Jeux vénitiens conducting score
• 29.12.14  WL100/78: Jeux vénitiens pitch designs
• 28.12.14  WL100/77: Lutosławski’s French Bookmarks
• 27.12.14  WL100/76: Lutosławski Learns To Drive
• 26.12.14  WL100/75: Lutosławski’s Bookshelves
• 25.12.14  WL100/74: Lutosławski Rules!
• 24.12.14  WL100/73: Lutosławski’s Batons
• 23.12.14  WL100/72: Lutosławski’s Desk
• 21.12.14  Panufnik: One Song or Three?   article: Panufnik’s 3 Songs for the PZPR
• 17.12.14  Polish Composer Doodles Revealed
• 13.12.14  Polish Composer Doodle no.2
• 12.12.14  Polish Composer Doodle no.1
• 7.12.14  Reviews in translation (Górecki-Gibbons)
• 6.12.14  Ławka Góreckiego (Górecki’s Bench)

November
• 26.11.14  Nugs and Bling: Three Silesian Graves  Górecki, Kilar, Cybulski
• 19.11.14  Collegium Maius, Kraków
• 16.11.14  Panufnik’s ‘Silesian Hammers’
• 11.11.14  Commemorating Composers
• 3.11.14  New CD Note (Szymanowski vol.3/Chandos)   CD: Szymanowski: Symphonies 1 & 3

October
• 31.10.14  Panufnik’s Escape (2)   article: Scarlett’s Memoir
• 29.10.14  Panufnik’s Escape (1)   article: Berne Legation Memo
• 20.10.14  Letters from 1950  Panufnik, Lutosławski and others   ☛ article: File 750
• 8.10.14  The Indefatigable William Hughes  Szymanowski in translation
• 8.10.14  Sustained Glissando
• 1.10.14  The Spoils of Warsaw  recent books and CDs

September
• 30.09.14  Signposting Panufnik
• 30.09.14  Panufnik’s Mushrooms (1991)
• 29.09.14  Toasting Pianophonie  Serocki
• 28.09.14  New Sikorski and Panufnik websites
• 4.09.14  Włodzimierz Kotoński (1925-2014)

August
• 16.08.14  Panufnik in Warsaw (Aug-Sept)
• 15.08.14  Jan Ekier (1913-2014)

June
• 6.06.14  Bogusław Schaeffer: b. 6 June 1929

May
• 22.05.14  MoMA on Polish Music
• 22.05.14  Bohdan Mazurek (1937-2014)
• 16.05.14  New Website for Panufnik
• 15.05.14  Gloria Artis, 12.04.14
• 12.05.14  Panufnik Centenary (200th post)
• 12.05.14  Górecki: Kyrie**
• 12.05.14  NINATEKA: WL, KP & HMG  online audio resource
• 7.05.14  Poles in Presteigne
• 6.05.15  New CD Note (Zubel/Kairos)    CD: Agata Zubel: Not I +
• 5.05.14  Górecki: Symphony 4**   programme note: Tansman, Stravinsky, Górecki
• 3.05.14  New CD Note (Scharwenka/Chandos)   CD: Scharwenka: Complete Piano Concertos
• 3.05.14  New CD Appreciation (Krauze/Bôłt)   CD: Krauze: Instrumental Concertos
• 3.05.14  ‘onpolishmusic’ is back!

‘onpolishmusic’ posts were suspended December 2013 – April 2014.  The author was on an 1800-km walk across France following in the footsteps of his great-great-great-grandfather who, in January-April 1814, during the Napoleonic wars, walked from the Belgian border to his freedom in Bordeaux in a zig-zag path Reims-Laon-Mauberge-Cambrai-Orléans-Tours-Clermont Ferrand and Limoges.  I hope readers will excuse the absence of posts during this period in 2014.
2013

November
• 27.11.13  WL100/71: Lissa on Concerto for Orchestra
• 26.11.13  WL100/70: Concerto for Orchestra, **26.11.54
• 21.11.13  BBC R3 Polska!: Brochure & Previews
• 20.11.13  Penderecki Festival, 17-23 November 2013
• 19.11.13  BBC R3 ‘Polska!’: 19 November 1993
• 18.11.13  WL100/69: Livre, **18 November 1968
• 17.11.13  New Book: Polish Music since 1945
• 15.11.13  WL100/68: Nie oczekuję dziś nikogo  Derwid
• 13.11.13  Tomasz Sikorski, d.13 November 1988
• 12.11.13  Górecki memento/2: photo 1997
• 11.11.13  WL100/67: Notebook, 11 November 1961  on conducting
• 9.11.13  WL100/66: Overture, **9 November 1949

October
• 27.10.13  Górecki: Refren, **27 October 1965
• 26.10.13  WL100/65: Mr and Mrs  Lutosławscy in Prague
• 24.10.13  WL100/64: Notebook, 24 October 1959  Webern
• 23.10.13  WQXR Q2: A new Polish marathon
• 22.10.13  On music and the Jagiellonians  The Musical Heritage of the Jagiellonian Era
• 22.10.13  New ‘Eastern European Studies’ series  The Musical Culture of Silesia before 1742
• 22.10.13  WL100/63: Mi-parti, **22 October 1976
• 19.10.13  WL100/62: Notebook, 19 October 1960  Pierre Schaeffer and objet sonore
• 15.10.13  WL100/61: Symphonic Variations
• 14.10.13  WL100/60: Cello Concerto, **14 October 1970
• 8.10.13  Górecki memento/1: photo 2002
• 6.10.13  WL100/59: Lutosławski in Moscow (1951)
• 4.10.13  Recollecting Górecki
• 3.10.13  Polish ‘Awantgarda’ CDs  (Baird), Kotoński, Penderecki, Serocki

September
• 16.09.13  WL100/58: ‘old’ Derwid CDs
• 15.09.13  WL100/57: ‘el Derwid’ CD
• 13.09.13  New Górecki sculpture in Katowice
• 6.09.13  WL100/56: Los Angeles (1985)  reposting of Lutosławski in Los Angeles (1985) (2.09.11)
• 5.09.13  WL100/55: Death of Lutosławski’s Father
• 4.09.13  Lutosławski Research Conference  poster
• 3.09.13  WL100/54: Lutosławski and Panufnik (1945)
• 2.09.13  WL100/53: Trio, **2 September 1945

August
• 29.08.13  Sto lat! Jan Ekier (and Lutosławski)
• 27.08.13  WL100/52: His Last BBC Prom
• 26.08.13  WL100/51: July Garland (1949) – the music
• 21.08.13  WL100/50: Volcano in Łowicz (1949)  Gałczyński
• 20.08.13  WL100/49: 22 July 1949 and a letter  July Garland
• 19.08.13  WL100/48: 22 July 1944 and after  Lutosławski’s medals
• 19.08.13  New CD Note (Szymanowski vol.2/Chandos)   CD: Szymanowski: Stabat Mater + Harnasie
• 18.08.13  WL100/47: Folk Melodies, **22 July 1946
• 17.08.13  WL100/46: Notebook June-July

June
• 25.06.13  WL100/45: Trois poèmes, UK*25 June 1969   article: A Deep Resonance
• 20.06.13  WL100/44: Paroles tissées, **20 June 1965
• 17.06.13  Lutosławski Report (Warsaw, 2013)
• 17.06.13  WL100/43: Variations, **17 June 1939
• 13.06.13  Lutosławski Cello Concerto: more videos
• 12.06.13  WL100/42: 33 ‘Derwid’ songs published
• 7.06.13  Lutosławski+ in Paris, 7.06.13

May
• 29.05.13  Research grants (Polish music) for 2013-14
• 29.05.13  Polish commissions for 2013-14
• 29.05.13  New CD of Górecki Church Songs
• 23.05.13  WL100/41: Symphony 4 (Polish premiere)
• 22.05.13  WL100/40: London Sinfonietta, 22 May 1993
• 18.05.13  WL100/39: Polar Music Prize, 18 May 1993
• 9.05.13  WL100/38: Les dessins de Michaux
• 9.05.13  WL100/37: Trois poèmes, **9 May 1963
• 8.05.13  WL100/36: Le songe de Desnos (1938)
• 4.05.13  WL100/35: Lutosławski in Riga

April
• 24.04.13  WL100/34: Jeux vénitiens, **24 April 1961
• 18.04.13  Polish Music at the 2013 BBC Proms  article: A Polish Awakening
• 13.04.13  WL100/33: Zanussi documentary (complete)
• 12.04.13  WL100/32: Les espaces, **12 April 1978
• 9.04.13  WL100/31: Notebook, 9 April 1969  on conducting (and Boulez)
• 7.04.13  WL100/30: Notebook, 7 April 1960  on Cage
• 6.04.13  WL100/29: Notebook, 6 April 1961  on ‘poor caricatures’
• 4.04.13  Lutosławski @sacrum+profanum, 22.09.13
• 4.04.13  Gramophone blogs on Lutosławski
• 4.04.13  New CD Note (Dobrzyński/Chandos)   CD: Dobrzyński: Symphony 2 +
• 3.04.13  WL100/28: Jazz Conversations (Lutosphere)
• 2.04.13  New CD Note (Żeleński & Zarzycki/Hyperion)   CD: Żeleński & Zarzycki: piano concertos

March
• 26.03.13  Zubel Zings!  Philharmonia ‘Woven Words’
• 21.03.13  5th Festival of Premieres, Katowice
• 19.03.13  WL100/27: Notebook, 19 March 1961  on rain and Jeux vénitiens
• 18.03.13  RSQ +1  Royal String Quartet, Stanisława Celińska, Adam Baldych
• 13.03.13  WL100/26: Notebook, 13 March 1961 (2)  on electronic music
• 13.03.13  WL100/25: Notebook, 13 March 1961 (1)  on feeling in music
• 12.03.13  New app: Lutosławski Guide to Warsaw
• 11.03.13  WL100/24: Notebook, 11 March 1961  on new instruments (and Jeux vénitiens)
• 9.03.13  WL100/23: 9-10 March 1957  speech to Polish Composers’ Union
• 9.03.13  WL100/22: Chain 1, figs 40-41
• 1.03.13  New CD Note (Penderecki & Lutosławski/Hyperion)   CD: String Quartets

February
• 21.02.13  New CD Note (Lutosławski vol.5/Chandos)   CD: Lutosławski: Symphony 1 +
• 17.02.13  Zarębski’s Piano Quintet on PR ‘Trybunał’
• 16.02.13  WL100/21: Funeral and Homily, 16.02.94
• 15.02.13  WL100/20: Dance Preludes, **15 February 1955
• 12.02.13  WL100/19: ‘Lutosławski live’, 12-19.02.93
• 12.02.13 WL100/18: Notebook, 12 February 1961  on his current music
• 7.02.13  Different and Indifferent  Lutosławski Cello Concerto
• 6.02.13  WL100/17: Notebook, 6 February 1959  as a parachutist
• 2.02.13  WL100/16: Philharmonia Festival, 2-12.02.89
• 1.02.13  A Brush with Lutosławski  Centenary celebrations in Warsaw

January
• 26.01.13  WL100/15: Thank-you note, 26 January 1993
• 22.01.13  WL100/14: Lutosławski at Polish Radio  new archival website
• 21.01.13  Lutosławski Centenary Week in Poland
• 20.01.13  Gardner/BBC SO top Polish Radio poll  Lutosławski Concerto for Orchestra
• 19.01.13  WL100/13: In Conversation with Zanussi
• 17.01.13  WL100/12: ‘Breaking Chains’, BBC 1997
• 16.01.13  WL100/11: ‘The Hidden Composer’  Witold Lutosławski and Polish Radio
• 13.01.13  WL100/10: ‘Breaking Chains’, GSMD 1997
• 12.01.13  WL100/9: Lutosławski’s Carpet
• 12.01.13  Lutosławski issue of MWM
• 11.01.13  William Hughes completes his Szymanowski
• 10.01.13  WL100/8: Musique funèbre, 10 January 1958
• 8.01.13  Lutosławski: Ein Leben in der Musik
• 5.01.13  WL100/7: Lutosławski info online
• 3.01.13  WL100/6: Epitaph, **3 January 1980
• 2.01.13  WL100/5: Notebook, 2 January 1963  on Cymer the carpenter
• 1.01.13  New CD Note (Szymanowski/Chandos)   CD: Szymanowski: Symphonies 2 & 4

………..
2012

December
• 31.12.12  WL100/4: Lutosławski Likenesses
• 28.12.12  Lutosławski in the January pipeline
• 20.12.12  WL100/3: Lutosławski in Belfast (gallery)
• 18.12.12  WL100/2: Lutosławski in Belfast (DMus)
• 17.12.12  WL100/1: Lutosławski in Belfast
• 17.12.12  WL100
• 14.12.12  Lutosławski: A Christmas Carol
• 8.12.12  Poles launch ‘100/100 Lutosławski’
• 3.12.12  New CD Note (Zarębski & Żeleński/Hyperion)   CD: Zarębski & Żeleński: chamber music

November
• 27.11.12  Jeux vénitiens: R3’s 50th Modern Classic
• 15.11.12  Jazz & Experimental Music from Poland
• 14.11.12  Not Forgetting Noskowski
• 14.11.12  Ż-z-z  Żeleński, Zarębski, Zarzycki
• 13.11.12  New Article (Lutosławski’s Parallel Lives)   article: Parallel Lives of a Captive Muse
• 13.11.12  Lutosławski Centenary 2013: Philharmonia
• 12.11.12  Grave matters  Powązki Cemetery, Warsaw
• 4.11.12  New CD Note (Lutosławski vol.4/Chandos)   CD: Lutosławski: Symphony 2, Cello Concerto +
• 3.11.12  Prix Europa for ‘Warsaw Variations’  Lutosławski, Panufnik

October
• 16.10.12  New Website for Serocki
• 15.10.12  BBC R3 NGAs 2012: A Third Polish Quartet
• 14.10.12  History of Music in Poland: Romanticism  book review
• 10.10.12  Stokowski on Chopin
• 8.10.12  BBC Scottish SO’s ‘Muzyka Polska’  Lutosławski, Szymanowski, Karłowicz, Szymański +
• 7.10.12  New Web Page for Marek Stachowski
• 6.10.12  Do Historians Hate Music?

September
• 30.09.12  New Polish Pantheon in Kraków
• 29.09.12  New CD Note (Górecki/Hyperion)   CD: Górecki: String Quartets
• 26.09.12  Remembering Andrzej Chłopecki
• 17.09.12  New CD Note (Górecki/Decca)   CD: Górecki: Miserere +
• 3.09.12  Proof-reading bloopers (BBC Music Mag)

August
• 28.08.12  5 Archival Polish Music Videos  Baird, Lutosławski, Penderecki, Serocki
• 18.08.12  More Szymanowski from Doctor Hughes

July
• 21.07.12  Yours for only £1131/$1767 …  Bacewicz book and film
• 17.07.12  Zanussi, Wajda and Michniewski on Kilar  Polish film
• 17.07.12  Kilar at 80

June
• 28.06.12  The Hand of Wall Street (Bankers)  Linke
• 27.06.12  Górecki’s ‘Ad Matrem’ premiere on video

May
• 25.05.12  New Polish CDs from Bôłt
• 13.05.12  More Szymanowski from Doctor Hughes

April
• 6.04.12  Szymanowski’s Funerals

March
• 28.03.12  When did Szymanowski die?
• 28.03.12  The Chronicles of Doctor Hughes  Szymanowski
• 16.03.12  Polish Radio Choir axed
• 3.03.12  Serocki: A Severe Case of Neglect
• 1.03.12  Polish Radio Choir to be liquidated?

February
• 28.02.12  Zarębski’s Piano Quintet
• 24.02.12  Early Music Show: Polish playlist
• 15.02.12  Lunch on the grass  Katowice
• 14.02.12  New Concert Hall for Katowice
• 10.02.12  Baroque Rocks  Polish music, Jarzębski, Szarzyński
• 6.02.12  Altstaedt plays Lutosławski
• 2.02.12  R.I.P. Wisława Szymborska (1923-2012)
• 1.02.12  Iwaszkiewicz on Górecki

January
• 28.01.12  A Polish Quintet  Ciupiński, Jacaszek, Ryczek, Wołek, Zubel
• 27.01.12  Happy 99th, Luto (2 days late!)
• 25.01.12  Polish Music ‘Muzyka Nowa’, WQXR Q2 ★★★☆☆  radio festival review
• 16.01.12  Polish Music Festival on WQXR Q2
• 3.01.12  New CD Note (Lutosławski vol.3/Chandos)   CD: Lutosławski: Symphony 4, Piano Concerto +

………..
2011

December
• 23.12.11  Carols in the Raw
• 13.12.11  The Polish Poet’s Red Bus – in English!  Jacek Kaczmarski
• 13.12.11  Znak czasu (A Sign of the Times)  Solidarity/Martial Law 1981
• 7.12.11  The Poet and His Red Bus (1981)  Jacek Kaczmarski
• 6.12.11  Edward Gardner on Lutosławski’s Symphony 4
• 6.12.11  On What Would Have Been His 78th Birthday  Górecki
• 6.12.11  The Painter and his Bus (1961)  Bronisław Wojciech Linke
• 5.12.11  ‘The Pianist’ (b. 5.12.1911) and his Red Bus  Władysław Szpilman
• 4.12.11  Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto on YouTube  concert review

November
• 28.11.11  Side by Side with Rumi (and Szymanowski)
• 22.11.11  Oh, do not sleep, friend  Rumi/Szymanowski
• 17.11.11  A Last Amen for Górecki
• 16.11.11  Recalling Górecki: Two Radio Tributes
• 14.11.11  Polish Orchestra Named After Górecki
• 13.11.11  … and a Bench for Tuwim too
• 12.11.11  Song of Joy and Rhythm  Górecki/Tuwim
• 11.11.11  Polish Independence Day
• 9.11.11  On Tour with Górecki

October
• 31.10.11  A Conversation with Henryk Górecki

September
• 20.09.11  A Distant Echo of God’s Word  Polish Radio Choir/Górecki
• 16.09.11  Lutosławski and Jeux vénitiens
• 10.09.11  Lutosławski and Paganini
• 2.09.11  Lutosławski in Los Angeles (1985)

August
• 23.08.11  The Cello in Art (5) – Jacek Malczewski
• 12.08.11  Lutosławski and Birdsong

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