dr hab. Paweł Gancarczyk, prof. IS PAN - Head of Department, tel: (+48 22) 50 48 282
Music migrations in the early modern age: the meeting of the European East, West and South. Project leader: Professor Vjera Katalinić
The international HERA (Humanities in the European Research) project, in which Professor Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska is involved.
- Centres and Peripheries – People, Works, Styles, Paths of Dissemination and Influence, Warszawa, 6-7 May 2016.
- Parnassus Musicus Ferdinandaeus (1615), see program. (Participant: Professor Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska)
- iItineraries of Musical Manuscripts and Prints in Modern Europe, Lublana, 20-21 October 2014, see program. (Participant: Professor Paweł Gancarczyk)
- Ivan Zajc (1832-1914): Musical Migrations and Cultural Transfers in the ‘Long’ 19th Century in Central Europe and Beyond, Zagreb, 16-19 October 2014, see program. (Participant: Dr Jolanta Guzy-Pasiak)
- Music Migration in the Early Modern Age: People, Markets, Patterns, Styles, Zagreb, 13–14 October 2014, see program. (Participant: Professor Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska)
- Music Migrations: From Source Research to Cultural Studies, Uniwersytet Jana Gutenberga in Mainz, 24–25 April 2014, see program. (Participant: Professor Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska)
On 15 June, 2015 Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska and Alina Żórawska-Witkowska presented MusMig project at the Russian Institute of Art History in Saint Petersburg. They gave lectures, respectively: “Marcin Mielczewski and music at the courts of Polish Vasas (first half of the 17th century)” and “Music at the Polish court of Augustus II (1697-1704, 1709-1733) and Augustus III (1734-1763). The papers were presented in Polish with translation into Russian, and accessible at the website of the Institute.
Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska, invited to collaborate with the HERA project „Marrying Cultures: Queens Consort and European Identities, 1500-1800” (Cultural Encounters project), participated in the conference „Consorts and their Cultural Opportunities and Achievements” (Oxford, Exeter College, 15-18 April, 2015) giving a paper titled „Habsburg Queens of Poland and music at the Polish royal court at the end of 16th and in the 17th centuries”.
CD Helper and Protector: Italian Maestri in Poland: Luca Marenzio, Asprillo Pacelli, and Vincenzo Bertolusi
"The Sixteen" under Eamonn Dougan. The premiere recording of the complete Missa super Iniquos odio habui by Marenzio, rediscovered by B. Przybyszewska-Jarmińska. Pacelli's Beati estis comes from Sacrae cantiones, edited in Monumenta Musicae in Polonia series by B. Przybyszewska-Jarmińska.
CD The Blossoming Vine. Italian Maestri in Poland: Asprilio Pacelli, Vincenzo Bertolusi, G. F. Anerio was recorded by The Sixteen choir under Eamonn Dougan. The great part of the program of the CD was based on the edition of Asprilio Pacelli, Sacrae cantiones, prepared by Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska.
On the selected motet from the collection, Veni sponsa Christi, Eamonn Dougan has worked with many hundreds amateur singers during 10 workshops running across the United Kingdom in 2014.
HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT OF MUSICOLOGY:
For decades, the National Institute of Art, established in 1949 and operating as IS PAN since 1959, had two separate departments focusing on music as their main field of study. These were: The Department of the History of Music (originally the Music Section, for many years the Department of the History and Theory of Music) and the Department of Music Folklore (deriving from the National Institute of Folk Art Studies, established in 1947, which had the status of the Folklore Documentation Section in the 1970s and 1980s). In 1992, as a result of the restructuring of the Art Institute, the two Departments merged into the Department of the History of Music, renamed the Department of Musicology in 2009, with two separate sections: History of Music and Ethnomusicology.
The History of Music Section conducts research into the history and theory of music from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The results of individual research studies conducted by employees are published in the form of books, articles, musical notation, music-theory papers, as well as presented at conferences, concerts and exhibitions. Team work is also underway on: the Katalog Źródeł Muzycznych [Catalogue of Music Sources], in the form of computer databases; the series of books "Monumenta Musicae in Polonia", which also includes source-critical and facsimile editions of musical compositions and the works of Polish authors or authors connected with Poland that are devoted to music and theory; and the "Muzyka" [Music] quarterly, published for over fifty years. Since 2011 a series "Music Iconography. Studies and documents" [Ikonografia muzyczna. Studia i materiały" has been published. Since 2016 documentary research project Polish Music Abroad has run.
As part of a seminar that has been taking place for the last few years, lectures are delivered by Polish and foreign guests [see the list of lectures], musicological and interdisciplinary academic conferences are organized and doctoral seminars are held.
The Ethnomusicology Section focuses on individual research into Polish musical folklore and looks for new methods for documenting and analyzing traditional music; employees present the results of their efforts in the form of publications and at academic conferences, including those organized as part of international projects concerning traditional music; they also act as consultants and jurors at folk music festivals, popularize the subject on the radio, at exhibitions, etc. Team work concentrates on two projects. The first is called Polska pieśń i muzyka ludowa. Żródła i materiały [Polish Folk Song and Folk Music. Sources and Materials] series, constituting the continuation of Oskar Kolberg’s work and offering a broad range of representative, comprehensive, well-documented and systematized materials on the folklore of individual regions of Poland, presented in the cultural context. The second project comprises a series called the Zbiory Fonograficzne im. Prof. Mariana Sobieskiego [Professor Marian Sobieski Phonographic Collections], gathering recordings of traditional Polish music since the 1920s, which are being gradually transferred onto modern media. The Collections comprise recordings documenting the folklore of all of the Polish ethnographic regions and ethnic minorities (such as songs, instrumental compositions, the spoken word, interviews, ritual spectacles).
The Department of Musicology conducts international research projects and cooperates with musicologists from many countries (in particular Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Great Britain and Italy).