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Polish Folk musicians from the Zakopane region


Maria Szymanowska
(1789-1831) must be acknowledged as an important predecessor of Chopin in the field of the concert etude
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Polish Bagpipes

Bagpipes have been around for a long time. The celts used them and the Romans hated them. Pipes are found from India to the Iberian mountains to Scotland and Ireland. People find it curious that bagpipes were as popular as they were in Poland. Today, they are still found in a handful of regions. A large number of Scots immigrated to Poland after Mary Stuart (Queen of Scotts) died and might have brought their music and instruments along with them. However, the Polish pipes are constructed somewhat differently than the familiar Scot pipes. See the link above for an indepth article about Polish bagpipes.


Foundation of Polish Heritage is a Hymn

When Pope John Paul II spoke about the need to keep Polish heritage alive, he heavily referenced Bogurodzica (The Mother of God), the oldest Polish religious hymn as the modern foundation of collective Polish unity and culture. It was composed somewhere between the 10th and 13th centuries. The origin of the song is not clear (the thesis about the authorship of St Adalbert has been rejected). Thanks to Jan Dlugosz (historian, author of Annales seu Cronicae incliti Regni Poloniae) we know that it was sung at Grunwald in 1410 as well as before other battles in subsequent years. It also accompanied the coronation ceremonies of Wladyslaw Warnenczyk. That is why Długosz called Bogurodzica "carmen patrium" (the hymn of the motherland). [Music Video of Hymn]



Oda do radosci ~ Ode to Joy : Polskie Radio


Monika Brodka - Znam cie na pamiec
[I Know You On Memory (By Heart)]

An outstanding pop song with especially clever use of matting that
injects motion pictures into still photography. Creativity of
some Polish music videos never ceases to amaze me.



Kutyłowski rated 2 vodkas up!

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Polish Music


Musical artists from Poland, including famous composers like Chopin or Penderecki and traditional, regionalized folk musicians, create a lively and diverse music scene, which even recognizes its own music genres, such as poezja spiewana and disco polo. Today, Poland is one of the few countries in Europe where rock and hip hop dominate over pop music, while all kinds of alternative music genres are encouraged. Dance, and Electronic music like Trance, are also popular throughout Poland. [A Short History of Polish Music]


The Polish National Anthem


Mazurek Dąbrowskiego is a lively mazurka with lyrics penned by Józef Wybicki in Reggio nell'Emilia, Cisalpine Republic (now in Italy), around July 16, 1797, two years after the Third Partition of Poland erased the once vast country from the map. It was originally meant to boost the morale of Polish soldiers serving under General Jan Henryk Dabrowski in the Polish Legions, which were part of the French Revolutionary Army led by General Napoléon Bonaparte in its conquest of Italy. Dąbrowski's Mazurka, expressing the idea that the nation of Poland, despite lack of political independence, had not perished as long as the Polish people were still alive and fighting in its name, soon became one of the most popular patriotic songs in Poland.

The song's popularity led to a plethora of variations, sung by Polish patriots on different occasions. It also inspired other peoples struggling for independence during the 19th century. One of the songs strongly influenced by Poland Is Not Yet Lost is Hey Slavs, a former national anthem of Yugoslavia. When Poland re-emerged as an independent state in 1918, Mazurek Dabrowskiego became its de facto anthem. It was officially adopted as the national anthem of the Republic of Poland in 1926.

Mazurek Dąbrowskiego - Polish National Anthem






Modern Polish Nationalism

A Rockin' modern Nationalistic Tribute by Czerwone Gitary
Polska, Polska, Polska to my!
We go after the World Cup
Polska, Polska, Polska to my!
This is your day
This is your time
Your Game

Polska To My

We Are Poland

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