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Welcome to the Acte Préalable Website

Afin que les oeuvres humaines accomplies durant les siècles ne se perdent pas dans la nuit de l'oubli, il est bon et juste de maintenir leur mémoire et de la léguer à la postérité.

Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Acte Préalable Publishing House is an unquestionable worldwide leader on the classical music market in terms of premiere recordings of Polish music. The label was founded in 1997 with a principal aim of promoting Polish classical music and the following figures attest to this dedication: over 300 CDs available in the catalogue, including over 100 Polish composers, of which over 50 were recorded for the first time, accounting for more than 500 Polish works, mostly first recordings, unavailable elsewhere. Our albums are recorded by the foremost Polish artists, being an excellent introduction into the Polish musical culture. What is more, the covers to our records present outstanding works of mostly Polish painting and contemporary photography. The booklet notes, written by distinguished specialists, provide in many cases an indispensable compendium of knowledge that could hardly be found anywhere else. Our recordings are popular with music connoisseurs around the world and are well reviewed by the international press.

Jan A. Jarnicki

Important event. The world premiere recording of the First and Second Piano Concertos by Raul Koczalski took place on July 13th and 14th in Rzeszów. These works have been recently discovered by Jan A. Jarnicki. The world premiere of the First Concerto took place last year in Słupsk (performed by the Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra), during the closing concert of the Polish Pianism Festival, the Second Concerto was first performed on June 17th 2017 in Radziejowice (by Sinfonia Varsovia). Both performances were done by phenomenal artists: the superb Polish pianist Joanna Lawrynowicz and the outstanding Italian conductor Massimiliano Caldi. The same artists, together with the Filharmonia Podkarpacka, realized the first recording in history of the above mentioned pieces. The recording will be available on CD later this year.(AP0501)

Evénement important. Le 13 et 14 juillet 2017, à Rzeszów, a eu lieu le premier enregistrement du Premier et Deuxième Concerto pour piano de Raul Koczalski. Ces œuvres ont été récemment découvertes par Jan A. Jarnicki.  La première mondiale du Premier concerto a eu lieu l’année dernière à Słupsk (avec l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Koszalin), durant le concert de fermeture du Festival du Pianistique Polonais. La première mondiale du Deuxième concerta a eu lieu cette année, le 17 juin à Radziejowice (avec l’orchestre Sinfonia Varsovia). Les deux interprétations étaient réalisées par des artistes éminents: l’excellente pianiste polonaise Joanna Lawrynowicz et le phénoménal chef d’orchestre italien Massimiliano Caldi. C’est aussi ces artistes, avec Filharmonia Podkarpacka, qui ont réalisé le premier enregistrement mondial de ces œuvres. Ces enregistrement vont être accessible en vente à la fin de l’année.es œuvres. Ces enregistrement vont être accessible en vente à la fin de l’année.

Wielkie wydarzenie. W dniach 13 i 14 lipca 2017 r. w Rzeszowie miało miejsce nagranie Pierwszego i Drugiego Koncertu fortepianowego Raula Koczalskiego Koncertu nr 1 miało miejsce w zeszłym roku w Słupsku (wraz z Filharmonia Koszalińska), podczas zakończenia Festiwalu Pianistyki Polskiej, Drugiego 17 czerwca br. w Radziejowicach (wraz z Sinfonią Varsovią). Obu wykonań dokonali wybitni artyści: znakomita polska pianistka Joanna Lawrynowicz i fenomenalny włoski dyrygent Massimiliano Caldi. I właśnie ci artyści, wraz z Filharmonia Podkarpacka, dokonali pierwszego w historii nagrania tych dziel. Nagrania te będą dostępne w sprzedaży pod koniec tego roku.

René de Boisdeffre – another reveal. This French composer, who’s nowadays completely forgotten, inspired us to publish two albums dedicated to his violin and flute music. While wishing to popularize his music, we recently finished the recordings of two new albums, this time featuring his viola works. To realize this project we invited two phenomenal artists known from our previous releases: Marcin Murawski and Urszula Szyrynskaa.
The albums will be available at the end of this year.

René de Boisdeffre – nouvelle découverte. Ce compositeur français, de nos jours complétement oublié, était notre inspiration pour la réalisation de deux albums avec sa musique pour le violon et pour la flűte. En souhaitant populariser sa musique, nous avons récemment finis l’enregistrement de deux nouveaux albums avec ses œuvres pour l’alto. Pour réaliser ce projet nous avons invité deux artistes excellents : Marcin Murawski et Urszula Szyrynska.
Les albums seront disponibles ŕ la fin de cette année.

René de Boisdeffre – kolejna odsłona. Ten francuski, dziś całkowicie zapomniany, twórca zainspirował nas to wydania dwóch płyt z jego muzyką skrzypcowa i fletowa. Chcąc spopularyzować jego muzykę, właśnie skończyliśmy nagrywać dwie kolejne płyty, tym razem z jego muzyką altówkową. Do realizacji tego projektu zaprosiliśmy dwoje znakomitych artystów znanych z innych naszych płyt: Marcina Murawskiego i Urszule Szyrynska.
Płyty ukażą się do końca  tego roku.

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You can hear now:

Raul Koczalski - Piano concerto no. 1 - end of 2nd movement - Joanna Ławrynowicz, Filharmonia Podkarpacka, Massimiliano Caldi (in preparation)
Ignacy Krzyżanowski - Valse op. 49 - Laurent Lamy, piano- AP0385
Raul Koczalski - Ballade in G minor op. 87 - Monika Dondalska, violin; Krzysztof Figiel, piano- AP0383
Antoni Kątski - Le Mal du pays op. 42 no. 3 - Sławomir Dobrzański, piano - AP0388
Zygmunt Noskowski - Polonaise op. 26 no. 3 - Anna Mikolon, piano - AP0382


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Władysław Żeleński (1837-1921)
Secular Choral Works

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Otton Mieczysław Żukowski (1867-1942)
Opera Omnia Religiosa 5

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Otton Mieczysław Żukowski (1867-1942)
Opera Omnia Religiosa 6

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Dream with me

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Géza Zichy (1849-1924)
Complete PIano Works

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Géza Zichy (1849-1924)
Complete Piano Transcriptions

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Graupner - Vivaldi
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Władysław Żeleński (1837-1921)
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Witold Maliszewski (1873-1939)
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Mendelssohn - Chausson
Double concertos

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Luctus (Żałość)
Marian Sawa - Piotr Tabakiernik - Paweł Łukaszewski - Romuald Twardowski - Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszewski

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René de Boisdeffre (1838-1906)
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Piano Etudes
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Konrad Ohrn (1950)
The Flute Music

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Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909)
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Raul Koczalski (1885-1948)
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Władysław Żeleński (1837-1921)
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Ignacy Krzyżanowski (1826-1905)
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Tivadar Szántó (1877-1934)
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Tivadar Szántó (1877-1934)
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Antoni Kątski (1817-1899)
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Joanna Bruzdowicz (1943)
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Ryszard Sielicki (1916-2005)
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Otton Mieczysław Żukowski (1867-1942)
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Michael Kimber (1945)
Music for Violas 7

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Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)
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Juliusz Karcz - Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz
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Gabriel Kaczmarek (1986)
Królowa Śniegu (Snow Queen)

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Dominus natus est
Christmas Carols

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Artur Cimirro (1982)
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René de Boisdeffre (1838-1906)
Works for Viola and Piano 1

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René de Boisdeffre (1838-1906)
Works for Viola and Piano 2

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Otton Mieczysław Żukowski (1867-1942)
Ave Magne Rex Coelorum - Christmas vocal duets

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Maksymiuk - Popielski - Serocki
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Józef Wieniawski (1837-1912)
Piano works 3

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Józef Wieniawski (1837-1912)
Piano works 4

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Auf dem Wasser...
F. Schubert - H. Pfitzner - G. Mahler - R. Strauss