Afin que les œuvres 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 1996 with a principal aim of promoting Polish classical music and the following figures attest to this dedication: over 500 CDs available in the catalogue, including many hundreds Polish composers, many of were recorded for the first time, accounting for many hundreds 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.

From March 2000 to March 2017, we published a monthly magazine for music lovers called Muzyka21, with a total of 200 issues. It was the longest running independent classical music magazine in Poland. These issues are currently available on our website.

Jan A. Jarnicki