Discover with us a new album entitled “Polish Heroines of Music” with orchestral music by Elzbieta Sikora, Hanna Kulenty, Grazyna Bacewicz and Agata Zubel performed by the French Orchestra Pasdeloup condacted by Marzena Diakun.
Does music need parity? Probably not, it defends itself. But it is worth noting and emphasising the artistic advantages of outstanding contemporary composers and their unforgettable predecessors – women in Polish music are a voice as separate as it is expressive. The album released by ANAKLASIS, a new phonographic brand established by PWM Edition, is the result of cooperation of PWM Edition with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, which aim is to create and popularise a new canon of works by Polish composers. In this case, they are “Sonosphère V. Wanda Landowska” by Elżbieta Sikora, “Aisthetikos” by Hanna Kulenty, “In the Shade of an Unshed Tear” by Agata Zubel and “Contradizione”, a classic by Grażyna Bacewicz. “Polish Heroines of Music” appears in the SOUNDS series, so not only the repertoire is of crucial importance, but also its interpretation – it is especially worth paying attention to the playing of the soloists: the saxophonist Bartłomiej Duś, the pianist Magdalena Duś and the French jazz guitarist Misja Fitzgerald Michel.
The premiere of this album took place on January 29, 2021.