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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


Photo: In the Museum of Warsaw Library

Visiting our neighbors at the beginning of Spring

A very nice and effective meeting of librarians took place on March 23rd in the Museum of Warsaw Library situated at the Warsaws’ Old Town Square...


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Our online catalogue

We kindly invite you to visit our online catalogue which is being just developed but may be already used at It contain...


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Alina Baird - obituary

We are sad to announce that on the 16th of March, 2023, Alina Sawicka-Baird passed away at the age of 93. She was a symbolic figure for the Polish...


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New acquisitions

A photo of 10 CDs with music by Krzysztof meyer

New CDs with music by Krzysztof Meyer available

A fantastic gift of ten CDs which were not present until now among our CD collections came a few days ago directly from one of the most eminent Polish...


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Chopin University Press

The Chopin University Press is still more and more surprising - both by their ideas and very rich output. In the matter of fact, it is hard to believe...


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Krzysztof Bilica – Etiudy Chopina i Myśli nad myślami

Krzysztof Bilica is an unusual person. A musicologist, writer, essayist, aphorist, professional editor and music critic. The man of open, bright and...


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To read

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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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