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  Polish Music Journal 5.2.02 - Labunski: Poland's Contribution to Music
The first half of the 18th century was characterized in Poland by the growth of secular music, the further development of instrumental music and the shifting of art patronage from the court to the wealthy magnates and landlords.
This period was marked by the development of symphonic music and produced several distinguished composers: W³adys³aw ¯eleñski (1839-1920) chiefly known as the author of the opera "Goplana," and of symphonic and chamber music.
[12] Their music is remarkable for its model character and unusual scales, derived from Polish folk music; by its fresh and vigorous rhythm; by its humor and healthy objectivism, all in keeping with the spirit of the new Poland, a spirit of action, optimism and self-reliance.
www.usc.edu /dept/polish_music/PMJ/issue/5.2.02/polandlabunski.html   (2709 words)

 Polish Folk Music - PolskiInternet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
According to the entry on the polonaise in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, before the end of the 16th century the Polish folk dances that are ancestors of the polonaise were adopted by the lower ranks of the upper classes (gentry and lesser aristocracy).
MUSIC Podhale is the only area of Poland where the folk culture is still alive as it is present in the daily activities of the górale.
The music of this region strongly differs from Polish folk music of its northern regions, especially because of its predominantly duple meters (triple meter is the most popular on the Mazovian plains).
www.polskiinternet.com /english/info/folk-music.html   (1195 words)

 Music of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of 2006, Poland is one of the few countries in Europe where rock and hip hop dominate over pop music, while all kinds of alternative music genres are encouraged.
Poland has always been a very open country to new music genres and even before the fall of the communism music styles like rock, metal, jazz, electronic, and New Wave were well-known.
Poland is a huge producer of hip hop music, which is usually most popular in large urban centres.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Poland   (1634 words)

 Music of Poland: CDRoots
This may be the result of attempts of the previous socialist regime's efforts to reduce a vigorous folk music to the level of a postcard cliché aimed at tourists.
Poland has always been a country subject to influences from all parts of Europe and due to this admixture, the Polish folk tradition is very diverse.
In the music of Ojdana, one can hear the enriching of Polish music with elements of different cultures and there are as well completely new, often quite controversial projects for which folk music is just a starting point, such as Grzegorz z Ciechowa's incorporation of elements of pop or techno.
www.cdroots.com /ww-poland.html   (2135 words)

 Central Europe Review - Polish Indie Music
Indie music is hardly presented on TV or heard on the radio, and articles on it are rarely seen in newspapers and magazines.
This portrayal of the independent music scene may initially look rather grim, but its bands and record labels are used to this situation and consciously remain on the margins of cultural life.
Indie music is an interesting phenomenon in Poland in terms of the scene's artistic levels and the themes (often too appalling to be included in the mainstream) which its adherents - predominantly by young people ñ confront.
www.ce-review.org /99/7/music7_kosc.html   (1218 words)

 music in early poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Early Music was not confined to Italy, Spain, and England but also thrived in Bohemia, Hungary, Lithuania, and as far away as Poland, where the art of writing for voice, consort, and lute produced an unexpected array of distinguished-but to most Americans unknown and neglected-composers.
Music in Early Poland redresses our oversights with a sampling of the depth and richness of early Polish composers.
The music, especially the songs, explores the polarities of joy and melancholy in typical renaissance fashion.
www.renaissancemagazine.com /music/poland.html   (324 words)

 Music and Dance - Culture - Poland - Europe
Poland has a long tradition of folk music and dance.
The best-known Polish composer is Frederic Chopin (Polish Fryderyk Chopin), a pianist of the romantic school of music who lived during the first half of the 19th century.
However, he remained deeply loyal to Poland and many of his compositions were based on traditional Polish folk music and dances, such as the mazurka and the polonaise.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/poland/culture/music_and_dance.htm   (212 words)

 Poland - Photos, Maps, Videos, Flags, Facts, More -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The largest country in central Europe, most of Poland is low-lying, with woods and lakes.
Poles as a nation are unified by the Polish language and a common religion—Roman Catholicism.
Poland joined NATO in 1999, and it increased its profile on the international stage by joining the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_poland.html   (470 words)

 BERKLEE | Student Profile: Chrissi Poland
Her immersion in gospel music influenced Poland while experimenting with a new tune at the piano during her sophomore year.
Poland wrote the tune at a time when the songs were coming quickly, as she found ways to apply what she was learning about harmony and melody.
While soaking up musical information in her classes, Poland discovered that her fellow students could be as inspiring as her teachers.
www.berklee.edu /profiles/poland.html   (844 words)

 Issachar Fater: "Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars"
The great musical revolution achieved in Russia by Joel Engel and his associates from the Jewish Music Society in Petersburg was possible thanks to good advice of non-Jewish musicians, such as Rimsky-Korsakov and his students who were convinced of the value of the Jewish musical heritage.
Liturgical music had the highest position in society, but the development of music for theatrical performances was also quite impressive, especially since the time of the pioneering achievements of Abraham Goldfaden.
Until the beginning of the Second World War, he worked as a teacher of Judaism and music at the Jewish autarchic gymnasium in Mlawa In this school, he founded a choir that became famous in the whole region and was regularly praised by the Polish Ministry of Education.
www.zchor.org /fater/musicians.htm   (3830 words)

 Classical Music - Country Style
Although Karol Szymanowski was born in Ukraine, it is the music of
Poland - the folksongs and dances - which most captured his heart.
From that time on, most of his music uses Polish melodies and rhythms, both folk- and religious-based.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/classical_music/9396/3   (418 words)

 Books AtoZ | Music Publishing Organizations
BMI is a non-profit making organization representing more than 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers with a repertoire of more than 3,000,000 works in all areas of music, all of which you'll have to pay for.
This an academic, peer-reviewed publication devoted to musicological studies of Polish music and music in Poland.
The ragtime era dominated the music scene of the 1st decade of the 20th century, featuring ragtime, blues, and stride piano, which was the foundation for novelty piano, modern jazz, and blues rock.
booksatoz.com /music.htm   (438 words)

 Talk:Music of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is part of the "World music" set of articles nominated for Version 0.7.
Music of Poland has been rated as B-Class on the assessment scale.
Music of Poland has been rated as High-Importance on the assessment scale.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Music_of_Poland   (206 words)

 Classical Music - "Krakow, Poland"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Music composition of the greater part of the 20th century, especially the period after World War II, is characterized by experimentation and a constant search for new systems of writing music, new forms and new styles.
In 1845, the presentation of Leonora by William Henry Fry was the first known performance of an opera by an American composer.
Music produced in the last forty years used extremely new and experimental styles.
krakow.usconsulate.gov /krakow/classical.html   (448 words)

 The Music of Poland at cdRoots
More sacred and profane music from the Gypsy and Jewish communities of Romania, Bulgaria and Poland is played by a raucous band of accordions, violins and bass, Bulgarian gadulkas, clarinets and percussion.
They create soundscapes that totally redefine the musical and expressive range of the accordion and bring its sound firmly into a modern context.
Music for trumpet, guitar and flute, by one of Poland's most repsected modern music ensembles.
www.cdroots.com /poland.shtml   (1181 words)

 Choral Music at USF - Poland Tour 2003
By enrolling in the Overseas Summer Program in Choral Music: Poland, USF music education, vocal performance majors, and the members of the USF Chamber Singers will enhance their understanding of Polish culture as they learn vocal techniques, teaching methods, and choral repertoire from master teachers of this country.
Participants enrolled in the Overseas Summer Program in Choral Music: Poland will have the opportunity to study the advanced choral methods techniques from established and successful choral programs.
The USF Chamber Singers will also present concerts throughout Poland, collaborate with CHAPS in a 50th Year Celebration Concert for Jan Szyrocki, and participate in the International Choral Song Festival and Competition in Miedzyzdroje, Poland.
music.arts.usf.edu /choral/poland03.htm   (309 words)

 the KlezmerShack: Jewish Music in Poland Between the World Wars
These were part of a whole world of Jewish musicians, who graced this earth with their music, classical and traditional, jazz and folklore, singing and playing endless instruments, conductors, masters, violinists, pianists, composers...
Unfortunately most of them were not as fortunate as Wladislaw Szpilman who survived the Holocaust, and their music as their lives were cut off in the middle of creation and the middle of life, by the Nazis and their collaborators.
All these musicians were part of this great spirit, nourished and developed in Poland in the first half of the 20th century.
www.klezmershack.com /archives/000543.html   (659 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Poland - Chopins Heart . Story Home Page . PBS
“Like every child growing up in Poland, I was raised with the music of Chopin,”; says Marzynski, who survived the Holocaust in Poland as a young boy.
Eight hundred contestants, from 19 countries, sign up for the nail-biting musical marathon, which provides exquisite music and plenty of surprises.
Marian Marzynski talks about his approach to documentaries and the delight of making a film about the music of Poland’s most illustrious son.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/rss/redir/frontlineworld/stories/poland503   (125 words)

 Concerts from the Front Lines of Music - Warsaw Poland
Due to the period of national mourning for the death of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, the previously scheduled concerts in Swidnica, Katowice, and Krakow have been cancelled.
The USAREUR Band under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier, is stationed at Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen, Germany.
With its partner group, the U.S. Army Europe Soldiers’ Chorus, it is the Army’s third largest musical organization, the biggest outside of the United States, and the Army’s premier musical ambassador in Europe.
warsaw.usembassy.gov /poland/band.html   (213 words)

 Newcomb Department of Music
Currently, she is Head of the Composition Program at the Newcomb Music Department, Tulane University in New Orleans.
Since 1988, she has served as Music Director of Spectri Sonori, an award-winning concert series that specializes in performances of contemporary music.
Among her awards are the Prince Pierre of Monaco Composition Award for her Sextet, the First Prize in the Nicola De Lorenzo Composition Contest for Music for Chamber Orchestra and a Special Prize awarded by the Polish Composers' Alliance in the First Competition for Improvised Music, Gdansk, Poland.
www.tulane.edu /~music/people/jazwinskib.html   (275 words)

Poland - Table of Contents - government structure
POLAND - a country worth visiting - facts and figures
A map in the area of SE Poland
members.tripod.com /~edpa/poland/poland.htm   (157 words)

 World Music Poland - Polish Music
Its roots stem from folk traditions of Eastern Europe and has been cultivated by major composers and performers from all over the world.
This dynamic and beautiful collection, Polkas Made In Poland, was produced by Poland's State recordings company, Polshie Nagrania, and is meant to be enjoyed by members of every generation and nationality.
Sit back and enjoy, or get up and dance, to 29 of the best Polka songs ever recorded- guaranteed to be made in Poland.
www.almudo.com /Poland-Music.htm   (242 words)

 TagTooga : music / poland
From the rainforests and gold mining towns of Australia’s outback to the USA, Europe, Poland, Czech_Republic, Switzerland, New_Zealand and the UK, Gwyn Ashton is taking his brand of high-energy blues-rock on the road and is one of the best exponents of that style today.
He tours with his band or as a solo artist playing slide, acoustic, electric, steel guitars and harmonica and is a mem...
A comprehensive resource for polka music with links to many other sites.
www.tagtooga.com /music/poland   (218 words)

 NPR : Nationalism in Music
NPR.org, December 8, 2004 · The music of Mikhail Glinka earned him credit for launching Russian nationalism.
His most famous opera, A Life for the Tsar, celebrates the triumph and suffering of a patriotic peasant who protects the Russian tsar from a band of Poles.
The dances of A Life for the Tsar are kracoviaks and mazurkas -- the music of Poland, not Russia.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4208861   (183 words)

 Polish Music Center - Festivals in Poland
This site lists various types of music festivals in Poland.
Please contact the office of the festival if you wish to obtain information about that particular festival, its current dates and program.
Internatinal Festival of Eastern Orthodox Church Music Hajnówka 2000
www.usc.edu /dept/polish_music/festival/festival.html   (384 words)

 Artists in Poland - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Check out our new Hot Picks page for a recap of some of the year's biggest and brightest releases.
From the artist: My vision of music, my vision of life.
I`m a producer of electro/freestyle music from Poland.
music.download.com /3605-5_32-0.html?country=Poland   (229 words)

 Music General
An essay covering three eras of Polish Music: Old-Polish Music, Romanticism - Between Lyricism and Virtuosity - and Towards the Present Day.
A gallery presenting images, short biographical sketches, and list of major works for each of over 50 Polish composers.
Grove On Line's alphabetical listing of articles giving the biographies and musical works of Polish composers as a whole and by historical period.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /web/arts_culture/music/general/link.shtml   (117 words)

 Chris Poland - AOL Music
Chris Poland also has a severed tendon on his first finger of the left hand, which allows him...
Essential guitarist catches up with the man of the hour, Chris Poland.
Download, listen and watch Chris Poland music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/chris-poland/13963/main   (122 words)

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