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14
September
2021

A good prognostic before the final [REPORT]

The organizers of the Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music strive to remind the audience how much of an ethnic mosaic the old Republic was. The idea behind the competition—to sensitize the listeners and performers alike to forgotten or obscure Polish music—does come with the question: what criterion should be adopted to determine its Polishness?

14
September
2021

Between clear expression and subtlety [REPORT]

The jury’s decision to qualify all pianists participating in the first stage of the competition for its second stage may be interpreted as a sign that the competition is not, in fact, all about musical wrestling, instead offering the contestants a platform for development and career-building.

14
September
2021

Different faces of Scheherezade [REPORT]

The morning session of the 2nd stage of the 2nd Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in the piano category was marked by a plethora of expressive contrasts presented by the respective participants. A high degree of liberty repertoire-wise allowed the pianists to showcase their skills across diverse interpretations, although not all contestants opted for such diversity.