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Sound Chronicle of the 61st “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music


The Sound Chronicle of the 61st "Warsaw Autumn" International Festival of Contemporary Music, which took place in September 2018, is available on audio compact discs as a non-commercial promotional edition.

The Chronicle consists of ten CDs. Traditionally, the last CD in the set has been dedicated to the youngest composers. The CD No. 10 presents pieces from two concerts organized by the Youth Circle of the Polish Composers' Union as fringe events of the "Warsaw Autumn"; the recorded compositions were selected by the Youth Circle Board.

The other nine CDs, as in previous years, contain selected works performed as part of the main programme of the Festival – by both Polish and foreign composers, in total thirty-two artists. The selection criteria include artistic level of the work and its performance, nad potential problems related to copyright and related rights.

The chronicle is published only for promotional, educational and research purposes. It is not intended for sale. It is provided free of charge to interested institutions and individuals, but due to the very small circulation and large interest, music libraries have priority, where a larger group of people can benefit from each set. If you are interested, please contact the Polish Music Information Center POLMIC (contact: Izabela Zymer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Unfortunately, this is the last available Chronicle of the "Warsaw Autumn". Until now (this paragraph is written in April 2020), the Polish Music Information Center POLMIC has not received funding that would allow publication of the Chronicle of the last year's edition of the Festival. This is a huge loss, not only for the public, but also for artists. Many artists and performers, from Poland and abroad, who have agreed to participate in the project, follow its fate with tension and anxiety. Unfortunately, we must constantly answer that the chronicle is "not yet" published. The same answer is addressed to libraries and other institutions, as well as individual music lovers who were hoping and still counting on receiving new free records with Polish and foreign latest contemporary music.