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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2019 edited
    Polish (film) music has a very special place in my heart. With this Polish review odyssey I hope to cover some of things I consider to be interesting and/or the very best. Perhaps it is going to take a long time, but time will tell. I have about 120 previously written reviews that I hope to revise, as well as write reviews of new releases.

    A quick overview of the few Polish reviews I published on Maintitles.net so far:

    Zbigniew Preisner

    Anonyma - Eine Frau In Berlin
    http://www.maintitles.net/reviews/anony … in-berlin/

    Jeroen van Veen – Preisner: Piano Music
    http://www.maintitles.net/reviews/jeroe … ano-music/

    La Reina de España
    http://www.maintitles.net/reviews/la-reina-de-espana/

    Supertex
    http://www.maintitles.net/reviews/supertex/

    Daniel Bloom, featuring Leszek Możdżer Slodki Koniec Dnia - http://www.maintitles.net/reviews/slodki-koniec-dnia/

    Nicola Piovani, Wojciech Kilar and Armand Amar
    http://www.maintitles.net/reviews/welcome/

    My first new entry is:
    Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - Quo Vadis http://www.maintitles.net/reviews/quo-vadis/
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2019
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      CommentAuthorCaliburn
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2019
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2019 edited
    I don't like media-covered musical events and concerts at all. Which explains why I never go to film music events in Ghent, Krakow or any other place. Admittingly, I was present around the time of some concerts held in various cities (even Krakow), only to talk to some people in private. I have been to very few low-profile classical concerts in my lifetime. to get a taste of what it's like to hear something live with a full orchestra. Other than that, I very much prefer the intimitacy of life, chamber music.

    Once in a while, I get a chance to have few musicians practise on a piece I request, and then experience them trying to master every note of such a composition. They usually play the piece upon hearing, sometimes aided by musical sheets and we're discussing it face to face. One of the most cherished memories is the request to a female singer to emulate Elżbieta Towarnicka's singing for some of the scores of Preisner, accompanied by a one cellist, violin player and pianist, all in the surroundings of someone's living room and no other strings attached. I must admit, I have almost fallen in love with some of these (mostly) female musicians...

    I do like your reports on these Polish film music concerts and pity the fact that these concerts are usually not recorded to enjoy seperately.
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      CommentAuthorCaliburn
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2019
    So our paths have crossed. Would love to meet and nerd out over some film music, we dutchies need to get together more ;-)

    And by coincidence, I was listening to this when you said that last sentence: https://www.facebook.com/abelkorzeniows … 2471992571
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2019 edited
    Thanks for that.

    Krzysztof Penderecki - Rekopis Znaleziony w Saragossie
    http://www.maintitles.net/reviews/rekop … aragossie/

    I just read the World Soundtrack Awards wil give him a lifetime achievement award. I doubt this its based on his actual scores, but rather a mixture of his overall outstanding classical achievements and mostly the use of pre-existing music in some popular films. Personally, I find the award rather embarassing.
  1. I love how they state that he WORKED with Friedkin, Kubrick and Scorsese biggrin
    http://www.filmmusic.pl - Polish Film Music Review Website
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2019
    Indeed. These examples are endlessly recycled by almost all press, and even some who should know better, and fear they will use it in all obituaries that will appear some day.
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      CommentAuthorCaliburn
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2019
    I appreciate his music, but it is not my thing.