Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera, The Passenger, is not only a complicated work of art, but a complicated work of historical trauma. Magda Romanska reviews the work with a brilliant survey that covers the opera, the history, the novel by Zofia Posmysz, the film by Andrzej Munk, and the responses to the production.
Roy Eaton is a man of many talents, much charm, a lot of courage, and irrepressible spirit who long ago decided to treat adversity as a gift.
Winner of the first Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin competition, his recordings include “The Meditative Chopin” and “The Joyful Joplin;” Roy Eaton is both.
Lithe, blonde, willowy and a free spirit, prewar cabaret star Hanka Ordonowna was to become a wartime rescuer of children and a sensitive chronicler of their harrowing story.
The singer/songwriter of Kommander’s Car – Katy Carr – had not met the “Kommander” until after her song about him became a hit. It was a thrill when she finally did. That said, her spiritus movens was always her Polish/British identity, and the history behind that. Justine Jablonska talks to Katy Carr.
Jan Lisiecki on being a citizen of the world and on why he prefers music to math.
Chopin starts from a simple melody and then, releasing his imagination, departs from the main theme and plays one variation after another… Part of our series of articles for the Year of Chopin – 2010.