“On one hand, my father was a passionate and dedicated artist with great self-discipline, with a vision which he needed to communicate to the world. On the other hand he was a very warm family person, who also cared about his friends. He was very generous to other artists, he wrote about them and tried to help their careers.” Considered one of Poland’s most psychedelic visual artists, on the 72nd anniversary of Jan Sawka’s birth TFN’s Jacek Borowski talks exclusively to the artist’s daughter Hanna Maria Sawka.
Parts of the musical 'Blacksmith', inspired by the life of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a renowned Polish composer, pianist and statesman, an icon of Polish independence, were performed in New York's Public Space in Manhattan on Thursday.
With both a glittering pre and post-war musical career, after surviving the war through a combination of luck, the bravery of pre-war friends and the unlikely intervention of a music-loving German officer, Szpilman was later accused of being a Gestapo agent.
The opera was first shown in 1926 at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw. The new production, directed by Mariusz Treliński, shows the Sicilian ruler in all his human fragility as he faces an inner struggle between reason and instinct.
Ora was very interested in it but the song was waiting for the right artist, said producer Cutfather.
TFN went behind the scenes at the 26th edition of the International Chopin Festival at Masovia to capture the suspense, drama and passion of the young contenders.
German Ambassador Rolf Nikel decorated a renowned Polish contemporary composer, Krzysztof Penderecki, with the Great Cross of Merit with the Star of the Federal Republic of Germany on the occasion of the composer's 85th birthday on Friday.
A Polish music concert at Carnegie Hall and the unveiling of a relief depicting an icon of Polish independence, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, at the Polish Slavic Center dominated Sunday celebrations in New York of the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Described by the Guardian newspaper as Poland’s greatest living composer, Penderecki has attracted famous artists from across the globe to perform with Polish orchestras as part of the nine-concert celebration.
By recycling ancient hard disks and floppy-disk drives a student created a rare music machine.