Tribute to father of Polish opera
PR dla Zagranicy
The Kraków-based Polish Music Publishers (PWM Edition) is planning several dozen publications to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Stanislaw Moniuszko, the father of Polish national opera.
Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872). Image: Adolphe Lafosse [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
They include orchestral materials for the composer’s major operas (The Haunted Manor, Halka, The Countess) and cantatas (Crimean Sonnets, Phantoms).
PWM Edition is also going to bring out Moniuszko’s songs, string quarters, music for piano and Latin masses, as well as books on the composer’s life and work.
Special publications for children and a video guide to Moniuszko’s legacy are also planned.
Moniuszko was a prolific composer and a large part of his output remains unknown.
2019 has been declared Moniuszko Year by UNESCO and the Polish parliament.