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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Frédéric Chopin and the Organ 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2019-08)
      19th-century Paris was a place where all important musicians wanted to perform, to be performed, to be seen and noticed. As we know, Parisian organ world – thanks to Aristide Cavaillé-Coll’s instruments and symphonic-school ...
    • Implementation of the Aristide Cavaillé-Coll’s Vatican project in Poland 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2018-02)
      Particular attention should be pay on the project from 1875 of monumental organ for the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome made by the great French visionary of the symphonic organ, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899). This ...
    • Instrument as a source of inspiration for the performer 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2018-11)
      From the point of view of aesthetics, as a science dealing with the so-called aesthetic situation, inspiration is an inseparable element of the initial phase of the aesthetic situation, which includes the artist (creator), ...
    • Jan Śliwiński: a Polish apprentice to Cavaillé-Coll 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2021-02)
      The importance of the person and work of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899) for the organ world is well known and undeniable. His Parisian company hosted large number of apprentices from all over Europe who wanted to learn ...
    • Kicz: nasza ochrona przed rzeczywistością 

      Szostak, Michał (Wydawnictwo Więź, 2021-01-12)
      Pandemia i jej konsekwencje odcisnęły piętno na naszych tożsamościach i relacjach, na organizacjach, polityce i całej kulturze. Jednak nie tylko z tego powodu rok 2020 przejdzie do historii jako czas niezwykły. Równolegle ...
    • Kitsch in Management: characteristic forms, carriers and propagators 

      Szostak, Michał; Sułkowski, Łukasz (International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA), 2020-04)
      Motivation to deal with the problem of managerial kitsch was the natural consequence of our previous research about crossing the borders of art and management. Our own – both practical and theoretical – experience in the ...
    • Kitsch in Management: Characteristic Forms, Carriers and Propagators 

      Szostak, Michał; Sułkowski, Łukasz (International Business Information Management Association, 2020-04-01)
      Motivation to deal with the problem of managerial kitsch was the natural consequence of our previous research about crossing the borders of art and management. Our own – both practical and theoretical – experience in the ...
    • Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély - a sesquicentenary assessment 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2019)
      2019 is the round 150th anniversary of the death of an interesting and important figure for the French organ and organ music world of the 19th century, Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869). He was called by his ...
    • Manager as an Artist: Creative Endeavour in Crossing the Borders of Art and Organizational Discourse 

      Szostak, Michał; Sułkowski, Łukasz (VGTU Press, 2020-06)
      The key to the considerations contained in this work is the authors’ metaphor of the organization: “organization as an artwork”, which – based on the achievements of aesthetics – allows us to look at the manager as a creator ...
    • The Organ of Notre Dame, Paris 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2019-08)
      The majestic Parisian Notre-Dame cathedral is one of the indisputable symbols of the civilizational and cultural achievements of mankind. Although it is located in the centre of Paris – and for every Frenchman is an ...
    • Organy, jako źródło inspiracji w sztuce improwizacji i praktyce wykonawczej 

      Szostak, Michał (2019)
      W niniejszej rozprawie zajmuję się rolą instrumentu, jako źródła inspiracji dla organisty w sztuce stylowej improwizacji i historycznie zorientowanej praktyce wykonawstwa organo-wej muzyki symfonicznej francuskiego kręgu ...
    • The Perception of Organ Music 

      Szostak, Michał (Musical Opinion Ltd, London, 2020-08)
      My considerations to date in terms of the aesthetics of organ music concerned mainly the perspective of the musician, who – when being fluent in his field of art – can be called an artist. In this article I will focus on ...