Acte Préalable

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Acte Préalable is a Polish classical music record label founded in 1997.[1] The name makes reference to an unfinished mystical composition by Scriabin, L'acte préalable, the 'preconditional' movement to his planned apocalyptic work Mysterium.[2]

The label is known for recordings, sometimes premiere commercial recordings, of works by lesser known Polish composers - including Grażyna Bacewicz,[3] Zygmunt Stojowski[4] and many others.



  1. ^ "Acte Préalable - Oferta – oferta handlowa Wydawnictwa Naukowego PWN". (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  2. ^ Musicweb international review "Acte Préalable are to be commended for their great work in presenting the under-valued works of Polish composers and artists to a wider audience. It is my hope that more underrated works will come to light thanks to their diligence."
  3. ^ Joseph Herter - 2007 The Rough Guide to Classical Music - Page 15 Amar Corde String Quartet (Acte Préalable; with Piano Quintet No. 2) If you want to investigate the chamber music further, then these fine accounts of two Bacewicz quartets are a good place to start, from a label specializing in Polish music
  4. ^ Zygmunt Stojowski Life and Music - Page 140 "Stojowski ' s Sonata for Piano and Cello on DUX , and the second was once more on Acte Préalable "