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Da Capo. 70 Years of International
Henryk Wieniawski Competitions

Title: Da Capo. 70 lat Międzynarodowych Konkursów  im. Henryka Wieniawskiego
[Da Capo. 70 Years of International Henryk Wieniawski Competitions]
Author: Romuald Połczyński
Publisher:  WBPiCAK and The Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society
Place and date of publication: Poznań 2006
Languages: Polish / English
Number of pages: 296
ISBN: 83-87816-77-9

We are offering you a photographic account of Henryk Wieniawski International Competitions: twelve violin, ten violin-making, and seven composer events. This book marks 70th anniversary of the first Violin Competition, which was held in Warsaw in 1935. It is already a second publication of this kind. The first was written by Edmund Grabkowski, invaluable chronicler, documentalist and promoter of the creative output of our Society's patron, in collaboration of Romuald Połczyński, musical journalist and feature writer, for almost forty years involved with the competitions.

The book is a kind of competition encyclopaedia. It has many unattainable heroes. From violin trainees and world renowned virtuosos, excellent masters of the art of violin making to composers whom we have given opportunities of creative rivalry together with Henryk Wieniawski as their patrons. This publication is also an illustration of the art of photographic documentation of a few dozen authors with well known and less known names, supplemented with photographs from the archives of the Society.