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Welcome to the Acte Préalable Website

Afin que les oeuvres humaines accomplies durant les siècles ne se perdent pas dans la nuit de l'oubli, il est bon et juste de maintenir leur mémoire et de la léguer à la postérité.

Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Acte Préalable Publishing House is an unquestionable worldwide leader on the classical music market in terms of premiere recordings of Polish music. The label was founded in 1997 with a principal aim of promoting Polish classical music and the following figures attest to this dedication: over 300 CDs available in the catalogue, including over 100 Polish composers, of which over 50 were recorded for the first time, accounting for more than 500 Polish works, mostly first recordings, unavailable elsewhere.

Our albums are recorded by the foremost Polish artists, being an excellent introduction into the Polish musical culture. What is more, the covers to our records present outstanding works of mostly Polish painting and contemporary photography. The booklet notes, written by distinguished specialists, provide in many cases an indispensable compendium of knowledge that could hardly be found anywhere else.

Our recordings are popular with music connoisseurs around the world and are well reviewed by the international press.

Jan A. Jarnicki

You can hear now:

- Krzysztof Penderecki - String Quintet (fragment) - AP0334 - CD released on 20 September 2014 at Silesian Philharmonia in Katowice


New Releases

AP0279 AP0279

Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński (1807-1867)
Chamber Works with Piano - 2

AP0285 AP0285

Witold Maliszewski (1873-1939)
Works for Violin and Piano

AP0291 AP0291

Józef Wieniawski (1837-1912)
Piano works 2

AP0293 AP0293

Juliusz Łuciuk (1927)
Omaggio a L'Aquila - Spełnienie

AP0319 AP0319

Joseph Christoph Kessler (1800-1872)
Piano Works

AP0321 AP0321

Michael Kimber (1945)
Music for Viola 2

AP0322 AP0322

Naji Hakim (1955)
Violin works

AP0323 AP0323

Félix Fourdrain (1880-1923)
Songs

AP0325 AP0325

Cypian Bazylik of Sieradz (XVI c.)
Polish renaissance songs

AP0326 AP0326

Aleksander Tansman (1897-1986)
5 Impromptus - 6 Arabesques - 8 Novelettes

AP0327 AP0327

Witold Maliszewski (1873-1939)
Chamber Works 1

AP0328 AP0328

Beethoven - Chopin - Debussy

AP0329 AP0329

Joanna Bruzdowicz (1943)
String Quartet no. 1 - In the Fever World - World

AP0330 AP0330

Oskar Kolberg (1814-1890)
Piano Works 1

AP0331 AP0331

Józef Wieniawski (1837-1912)
Overture "Guillaume le Taciturne" op. 43 - Symphony in D major op. 49

AP0332 AP0332

Michael Kimber (1945)
Music for Violas 3

AP0333 AP0333

Henryk Melcer (1869-1928)
Chamber Works

AP0334 AP0334

Penderecki - Dvorak
String Quintets

AP0335 AP0335

Michael Kimber (1945)
Music for Violas 4

AP0338 AP0338

Apolinary Szeluto (1884-1966)
Songs

AP0339 AP0339

Skrzypce po sieradzku
The Violins of Sieradz