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    • A 157-stop organ in the Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń 

      Szostak, Michał (Scranton Gillette Communications Inc., Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA, 2019-08)
      At the beginning of the 21st century, in the years 2002-2007, in the small village of Lichen Stary, located in the geographical center of Poland (Europe), in the largest Catholic temple of the country, Polish company ...
    • An appreciation of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll on the 120th anniversary of his death 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2019-02)
      2019 marks the 120th anniversary of the death of the father of symphonic organs, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. On this occasion, it is worth recalling this monumental figure, which in the 19th century changed the image of French ...
    • Aristide Cavaillé-Coll: a biographical sketch 

      Szostak, Michał (Royal Canadian College of Organists, 2020-01)
      2019 was the 120th anniversary of the death of the father of symphonic organs, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. It is worth recalling this prominent figure who in the nineteenth century changed the sound of French instruments and ...
    • Art management during the COVID-19 pandemic: visual arts creator perspective 

      Szostak, Michał (Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, 2022-12)
      Forced virtualisation and digitisation – such as the COVID-19 pandemic – significantly affect the quality of the creative process within the aesthetic situation, depending on the form of participation in visual arts. The ...
    • The Art of Stylish Organ Improvisation 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2019-11)
      The spontaneous musical activity of a man was the main source from which the entire musical culture of humanity was born. Before the musicians started composing their repetitive works, improvised music was used both for ...
    • The Art of Stylish Organ Improvisation 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2019-11)
      The spontaneous musical activity of a man was the main source from which the entire musical culture of humanity was born. Before the musicians started composing their repetitive works, improvised music was used both for ...
    • Artistry, Management, and Creativity: Links and Common Denominators 

      Szostak, Michał (Społeczna Akademia Nauk, 2021-08)
      The article deals with crossing the borders between artistry (from an aesthetical perspective), management (as a way of efficient organising) and creativity (as a  fundamental issue in today’s competitive world). After ...
    • The Casavant Company and their heritage 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion, 2022-08)
      During my last recital tour on the East Coast of the United States and Canada (April-May 2022), I was astonished by many excellent instruments built by one of the finest Canadian organ companies – Casavant Frères. In this ...
    • The Challenges in Identification of Artists-Managers: Consequences for Creativity 

      Szostak, Michał; Sułkowski, Łukasz (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, 2021-04)
      Research on identity, its tensions and paradoxes has an extensive literature and a large number of scientists exploring the subject. Our own experiences in the fields of art and management were the main arguments for the ...
    • Co estetyka może wnieść do teorii zarządzania? 

      Szostak, Michał (Towarzystwo Naukowe Organizacji i Kierownictwa, 2022-11)
      W związku z faktem; że problem demarkacji; czyli wytyczenia granic oddzielających nauki o zarządzaniu od innych nauk; wskazuje dwie perspektywy – zarządzanie jako nauka odrębna i samodzielna oraz zarządzanie jako nauka ...
    • Contemporary Organs in Panama City 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd., London, 2023-02)
      Following the path of describing some of my musical experiences and impressions from South and Latin Americas gained during a 17-day recital tour in June of 2022, this article describes two contemporary organs I met in ...
    • Contextual Inspiration and Motive in Persuasive Creativity: Lessons from Artistic Improvisation 

      Szostak, Michał (Społeczna Akademia Nauk, 2022-07)
      The article deals with the role of contextual inspiration and motive in persuasive creativity based on the theory and practice of performative art improvisation (Kaiser, 2018; Nisula, & Kianto, 2018). This framing and the ...
    • Creativity and artistry in organ music 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2020-02)
      Each musician likes to call himself an artist. But whether each person who performs music is an artist indeed? What it means to be an artist? Where to look for creativity in artistic performance? All these questions are ...
    • Creativity management within the aesthetical situation regarding the in-real or digital form of participation in arts: art receivers’ perspective 

      Szostak, Michał; Sułkowski, Łukasz (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press, 2024-01)
      Because digitalisation of the aesthetical experience, a process speeded up by the not-yet-finished COVID-19 pandemic, should be considered in the context of growth or loss of artistry/creativity, this paper aims to assess ...
    • Digitalisation and virtualisation of the aesthetic situation management: Polish musical art creators during the COVID-19 pandemic 

      Szostak, Michał (Wydawnictwo Społecznej Akademii Nauk, 2022-12-30)
      Objective: The analysis of the characteristics of the creative process in musical arts depending on the form in which the aesthetic situation concerning musical arts takes place (traditional in-person or virtual with digital ...
    • Emanuel Štěpán Petr, a Czech Cavaillé-Coll 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2020-11)
      Sometimes, life is unpredictable. Restrictions, which reduce our big plans, can open new perspectives and allow us to focus on the areas which could be hidden for us in regular circumstances. This happens to me this year. ...
    • Emanuel Štěpán Petr, český Cavaillé-Coll, Část 2. 

      Szostak, Michał (Tiskárna BRUK s.r.o., 2022-07)
      Skvostný neogotický kostel sv. Ludmily se nachází na náměstí Míru v pražské čtvrti Vinohrady. Varhany byly dokončeny v roce 1898, tj. pět let po dokončení kos-tela. Jedná se o první nástroj postavený v tomto kostele a do ...
    • Emanuel Štěpán Petr, český Cavaillé-Coll, část 3. 

      Szostak, Michał (Tiskárna BRUK s.r.o., 2022-12)
      Podle dvou velkých Petrových nástrojů popsaných výše, stejně jako na základě četné literatury, můžeme načrtnout několik závěrů ohledně Petrových varhan. Budou rozděleny do několika skupin: zvukové vlastnosti, technické ...
    • The Essentials of Organ Improvisation 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion, 2023-08-01)
      Organ improvisation is a practical, noble, respectable art with an intense history and remarkable achievements. Although the results of practising it are ephemeral, the theoretical descriptions and volumes written about ...
    • Evolution of Cavaille-Coll's symphonic organ 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2018)
      In the history of musical culture, romantic organs created in France in the 19th century are commonly called symphonic instruments. For French Baroque organs, called Classical organs – which to this day occupy a significant ...