VIDEO: When not at his main home in Kraków, the sprawling grounds in Lusławice were the place where Krzysztof Penderecki spent most of his time, reportedly getting up at 6am each morning for a walk in the gardens. On the first anniversary of his death, TFN takes a look at the importance of the place to his legacy.
The Cracovia Danza Court Ballet, a professional dance ensemble that revives old court dances, spent two months reconstructing the dances to German composer Michael Praetorius’ “Terpsichore”.
Josie Dixon had little idea that her great-great-great-great grandfather Felix Yaniewicz was one of the 19th century’s most notable composers until a chance conversation about a Stradivarius violin led her on a path of discovery.
VIDEO: The jaw-dropping performance by 20-year-old Marcin Patrzałek has now gone viral with leading heavyweight rock stars and music journals describing the performance as ‘genius’.
The 33-year-old conductor told TFN: “It’s a source of great pride for me that I can take part in the shaping of cultural life in Nancy, a city on which Polish King Stanisław Leszczyński had such a great influence. I hope I will be able to be a worthy representative of Polish culture in Nancy.”
Directed by award-winning conductor Marzena Diakun, the CD entitled ‘Polish Heroines of Music’ aims to create and popularise a new canon of Polish female composers’ works.
Capuchin monk Brother Benedykt Pączka decided to offer children an alternative to being child soldiers and try to sow the seeds of future peace in the country by teaching them to prefer a guitar over a Kalashnikov.
From Paul Smith and Calvin Klein through to BMW, Vogue and Cyberpunk 2077, one man has become the go-to musician for soundtracks – Gdańsk’s Piotr Kaliński. And now he’s just added Victoria Beckham’s latest Beauty ad to his list.
VIDEO: Made in collaboration with Netflix to help celebrate the release of George Clooney’s latest movie ‘The Midnight Sky’, the concert which will reach planets circling the Tau Ceti star in 12 light years has now attracted over half a million earthly views.
Merging artisan methodology with maverick ideas, Marcel and Diana Galiński have become leading figures on the nation’s hot sauce circuit, and in the process have helped introduce a new wave of heat-seeking Poles to the life-affirming joys of rocket-fired condiments.