Moniuszko. Kompendium: the collection of knowledge about the composer and the problems of Moniuszko studies
The year 2019 was established by the Polish parliament as the Moniuszko’s year and many artistic and scientific events are being organized in order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In accordance with this idea, the Polish Musical Edition has decided to publish Moniuszko: Compendium, a book devoted to life and work of the composer. Being a collected volume of 16 texts of various authors, Moniuszko: Compendium, edited by Ryszard Daniel Golianek, covers every aspect of the subject: 1) the composer’s biography; 2) his operatic output; 3) other genres of his music; 4) his significance and position. The article describes aims, scope, and results of this book, still being in print.