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Posthumous premiere Polish composer Henryk Gorecki's Fourth Symphony will contain some surprises...When the Polish composer Henryk Gorecki's Third Symphony, his "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" , was played for the very first time at a festival in
Special to The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Apr. 04 2014, 10:59 PM EDT Last updated Friday, Apr. 04 2014, 10:59 PM EDT She may not have looked it, but Chana Szpilman Wallace was almost certainly much tougher than you. After the deaths of both her
Greek singer Elena Kelessidi (R) as Martha the Polish prisoner and Agnieszka Rehlis from Poland as Hannah (L) perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Russian composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg's opera ''The Passenger'' in Bregenz July 17, 2010.
last week Maurizio Pollini gave us his magisterial take on Debussy's Preludes Book I and this week it was Richard Goode's turn, though Goode kicked off with Schubert and Chopin. His Schubert was unusual, both in its grouping Impromptus interspersed
After a gravely serene account of Chopin's final Prelude, he launched into that composer's second and third Ballades in a doggedly getting-through-it way, with the passage-work smudged and the lyricism singularly joyless. He delivered the opening
Krzysztof Urbanski, the rising young Polish conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony, returned Saturday night to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, seemingly bent upon showing how polarized Polish music can be. It would be hard to come up with a more
Piano teacher Judith Fairchild works with student Marissa Liu, 6, Thursday, May 17, 2012 in her Memphis, Tenn. home. Marissa just recently won the Grand Prix at The X Sonatina and Sonata International Youth Piano Competition sponsored by the Fryderyk
Andrea Mohin/The New York Times Rafal Blechacz, at Steinway Hall in Manhattan...Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, Mich., sought a meeting in Berlin, assuming that they would simply be discussing his next appearance at the festival.
Wojciech Kilar, a symphonic composer who gained fame writing film scores for The Pianist and Bram Stoker's Dracula, was hailed as a glorious figure in Polish and European music at his funeral on Saturday. Poland's First Lady Anna Komorowska and
Poland (AP) Poland's First Lady Anna Komorowska and the culture minister are attending the state funeral of pianist and composer Wojciech Kilar, who wrote classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning "The