Prominent Polish music critic dies
PR dla Zagranicy
Prominent Polish music journalist, critic and promoter of classical music and opera Bogusław Kaczyński has died in Warsaw at the age of 73.
Bogusław Kaczyński (archive picture). Photo: PAP/Stach Leszczyński
“My greatest accomplishment in life is achieving my childhood dreams. I wanted to be an artist, I wanted to be famous and I wanted the world to be in the palm of my hand – and all that thanks to music,” Kaczyński once said of himself.
Sławomir Pietras, a prominent former head of several opera theatres, said: “Thanks to [Kaczyński], millions of people in Poland started to take an interest in classical music.”
“[Kaczyński] was an important pillar of Polish culture,” Pietras added.
Born in 1942, Kaczyński was a music theorist, pianist and a graduate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw.(ua/pk)