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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 Fantastic Symphony discovered! On March 2nd 2018 at the Sub Carpathian Philharmonic took place an extraordinary event – the premiere of Symphonie fantastique pour orchestra “Évocations” op. 78 by Raul Koczalski. Magdalena Wolińska, Jean Jacques Jarnicki and myself have discovered its manuscript in August 2017. Our efforts, aided by Maestro Łukasz Wódecki, led to the preparation of the score and the partss. Thanks to this phenomenal conductor’s initiative and director Marta Wierzbieniec’s favour, this piece could be performed at the Sub Carpathian Philharmonic.
I would like to thank the Director Marta Wierzbieniec, Maestro Łukasz Wódecki (on the right), the entire orchestra and everyone who aided in my project of bringing Raul Koczalski’s works back to life.
Inside the Polish music environment lives the idea that Polish symphonic didn’t exist. Thanks to our premiere I can once again disagree with this claim. Polish symphonic existed, one just needs to find it and then perform it.
I promise to do my best to record this piece. I would also like to inform, that in the near future I am planning setup the performance of Raul Koczalski’s 3rd Piano Concerto and 2nd Symphony.
I must also mention, that in the first part of the concert, Maestro Wódecki phenomenally conducted the Triple Concerto by Beethoven, in which the soloists were excellent artists: Tomasz Jocz (on the left), Mariusz Patyra and Bartosz Koziak.

Jan A. Jarnicki

 

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You can hear now:

René de Boisdeffre – Ave Maria op. 35 - Barbara Lewicka, Robert Kaczorowski, Ewa Rytel (already available) AP0414
Raul Koczalski - Piano concerto no. 1 - 2nd movement - Joanna Ławrynowicz, Filharmonia Podkarpacka, Massimiliano Caldi (already available) AP0501
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René de Boisdeffre (1838-1906)
Works for Flute and Piano

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Ignacy Krzyżanowski (1826-1905)
Piano Works 1

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Joanna Bruzdowicz (1943)
Symhony - Concertino - Concerto

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Ryszard Sielicki (1916-2005)
Chamber Works

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Otton Mieczysław Żukowski (1867-1942)
Opera Omnia Religiosa 7

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Otton Mieczysław Żukowski (1867-1942)
Opera Omnia Religiosa 8

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Michael Kimber (1945)
Music for Violas 7

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20th century harpsichord music
Grunenwald - Takemitsu - Ligeti - Garbal - Baur - Hawel

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Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)
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Juliusz Karcz - Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz
Piano and Chamber Works

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Chineses Impressions and Polish Music

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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)
Piano Works 1

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

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René de Boisdeffre (1838-1906)
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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)
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Auf dem Wasser...
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Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946)
Organ Concertos - Organ Works

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Józef Wieniawski (1837-1912)
Complete Vocal Works

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Marcin Kopczyński (1973)
Przymykam oczy

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Jerzy Gablenz (1888-1937)
Piano and Chamber Works

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Michael Kimber (1945)
the best of Music for viola

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René de Boisdeffre (1838-1906)
Choral Works

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Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909)
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Aleksandra Garbal (1970)
Mysterious Garden of 20th and 21st century's Miniatures

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Marek Jasiński - Jaromir Gajewski
Works for Piano and Saxophone

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Jerzy Gablenz (1888-1937)
Songs 1

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Wojciech Gawroński (1868-1910)
Works for Viola and Piano

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Raul Koczalski (1885-1948)
Piano Concertos 1