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Collaboration with soprano Maria Knapik and visual artist Anna Lesniewska
Collaboration with soprano Maria Knapik and visual artist Anna Lesniewska
Koprowski on composing
Composer talks about his reaction to success, his craft and challenges ahead

In conversation

with composer Peter Paul Koprowski

In conversation

with composer Peter Paul Koprowski

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Koprowski on composing
Composer talks about his reaction to success, his craft, and the challenges ahead
Pinchas Zukerman on Koprowski
preceding January 26-27, 2011 concerts of In Memoriam Karol Szymanowski
Joel Quarrington on Koprowski’s writing
preceding November 16-17, 2016 concerts of Concerto for Contrabass Solo & Orchestra
Koprowski conducts Ancestral Voices
in rehersal with Orquesta Sinfonica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho – excerpt (1998)
Pinchas Zukerman on Koprowski
preceding January 26-27, 2011 concerts of In Memoriam Karol Szymanowski

Joel Quarrington on Koprowski’s writing

preceding November 16-17, 2016 concerts of Concerto for Contrabass Solo & Orchestra
Koprowski conducts Ancestral Voices
in rehersal with Orquesta Sinfonica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho – excerpt (1998)
Koprowski conducts Ancestral Voices
in concert with Orquesta Sinfonica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho – corresponding excerpt (1998)
Koprowski conducts Juan Bautista Plaza
excerpt from “Fuga Criolla” (opening) and “Fuga Romantica” (conclusion) with Orquesta Sinfonica Gran Mariscalde Ayacucho (1998)
Koprowski talks about his learning experience with Nadia Boulanger
(“Mostly Music”, CBC Radio)

Gary Kulesha introduces Peter Paul Koprowski’s Songs of Forever

(“Mostly Music”, CBC Radio)
Robert Aitken (flutist) talks to Ken Winters about Peter Paul Koprowski’s Flute Concerto
(“Mostly Music”, CBC Radio)
Koprowski in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel on Behind the Iron Curtain and repressed life in communist Poland

(“Arts Tonight”, CBC Radio; 2

Koprowski talks about his work
(“Muzyczne Forum”, Polskie Radio Bis, 2004; in Polish)

WORDS and MUSIC, May 1998

"Ahead by a Century”

As composers we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The whole vocabulary is there for us to use. We must have the tools of the entire 20th Century at the tips of our fingers…
We’re past the stage of research into sound and resources, and we’ve lived through the provocative aspect of music. That was authentic right after the war, perhaps, when there was a rejection of the old values. But we’re not looking for new values now. We are at a point of consolidation. Originality today is dependet upon the capacity to present alternate, not necessarily new, realities.”

The ADVANCE; December 10, 1997

“North Gower composer wins awards for classical pieces”

His music is expressive, highly sophisticated, and while demonstrating a high level of craftsmanship, retains the capacity to move and excite the audience.”

CANADIAN COMPOSER, June 1980

“The composer as perfectionist: Continual revision and polishing”

TIMES UNION; November 9, 2000

“Citizen of the World”

The OTTAWA CITIZEN; October 5, 1997

“When music never sleeps”

WESTERN NEWS; April 17, 2008

“Western professor's work at National Arts Centre”

LONDON FREE PRESS; November 15, 1978

LONDON FREE PRESS;
November 15, 1978

“Cultural activities felt downplayed”

“Koprowski’s work speaks for itself as is the case with all important composers.”
Fergus McWilliam
Berlin Philharmonic