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Research Library of the Polish Composers Union is open to the public and offers music collections focused on Polish music composed after the World War II. Everybody interested is sincerely welcome.


For your own comfort please contact us in advance to make appointment and prepare your visit properly.

+ 48 785 270 000


A photo: Krzysztof Meyer and Danuta Gwizdalanka in the Library of the Polish Composers Union

Dead End and a nice visit – Krzysztof Meyer and Danuta Gwizdalanka

In the middle of October a new opera by Krzysztof Meyer will be staged in the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera: Ślepy tor (Dead End) with a...


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The KNOS annual award granted to the book by Krzysztof Bilica

The annual award of the Committee of Art Science (Komitet Nauk o Sztuce) of the Polish Academy of Science in the field of musicology for 2022 was...


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Renewable Music: Open lectures on music and ecology - Warsaw, September 2nd, 2023

As part of the project ‘Renewable Music. V4 Composers for Sustainability’ at the Warsaw headquarters of the Polish Composers' Union on the 2nd of...


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New acquisitions

Sidła - a photo of the cover. In the background a score by Grażyna Bacewicz

Sidła. A play on the basis of a novel written by Grażyna Bacewicz

In 2018, the Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne publishing house in Cracow (the PWM Edition) published a crime fiction – a detective story entitled Sidła...


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Book cover - Odwrócony dom by Hanna Kulenty

Odwrócony dom (The Inverted House) - a novel by Hanna Kulenty

A very important book was recently given to us by a well-known promoter of Polish music, the former director of the Polish Music Center at the...


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Konstanty Gorski - sheet music and recordings on CDs

We have got special gifts from Mr Grzegorz Seroczyński, the former (2006–2010) General Consul of the Polish Republic in Kharkiv (Ukraine). These...


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To read

Cover of the 1956 Warsaw Autumn programme

From Polish music history... Polish contemporary music

Between the two world wars, most Polish composers were associated with the Association des Jeunes Musiciens Polonais, founded in 1926 in Paris. They...


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Karol Szymanowski - portrait

From Polish music history... Karol Szymanowski

Born on 3rd October 1882 in Tymoszówka (now Ukraine), died on 29th March 1937 in Lausanne. He spent his childhood in his family’s country estate....


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Portrait of Mieczysław Karłowicz

From Polish music history... Mieczysław Karłowicz

Born on 11th Dec. 1876 in Wiszniewo, died tragically on 8th Feb. 1909 in the Tatra. He spent his first six years of childhood in the family estate in...


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To listen

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Listen to the 2020 Warsaw Autumn Festival

We are glad to inform the audience that we continue started in 2021 project of online presentation of the ‘Warsaw Autumn Sound Chronicle’ with the...


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Professor Krzysztof Guczalski in Katowice, October 2022

Krzysztof Guczalski: What, essentially, is expression in music?

This lecture, given on the 14th of October, 2022, opened the second day of the 51st Polish Composers’ Union Musicological Conference ‘Music and...


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Professor Karol Berger during the conference in Katowice

Karol Berger: Mahler and disaffirmation of the 9th Symphony

Professor Karol Berger from the Stanford University gave this lecture on the 13th of October, 2022, at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, as an...


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