publishing house has been established in order to
promote the author's own work, as well as that of
unknown or forgotten authors, including perhaps
those of the modern era. For the time being, it
successively publishes some of the works of the said
Andrzej Marek Hendzel, who has set his signature below
this text. All responsibility for the words and
deeds and the entire critique-related odium falls,
therefore, on his shoulders, and no one else's.
Poland, the publishing movement resembles the
movement of a broken-down steam-engine which
has been standing for years on a siding, with weeds
reaching to its floor. Music presses concerned with
releasing sheet music are like wrecks lying for
generations on the sea-bed. This might be a shallow
sea, just like the Baltic, but the fact that the
Baltic water is murky and cold does nothing to
improve the condition of the publishing community,
quite the reverse.
is why the author went as far as to develop a
measure of self-complacent pride to publish his
works on his own rather than rely on the
mercy of some under-educated Mr Editor, reviewer or
yet another Excellency.
a deep bow to all the visitors, why not, even in a
more-than-Baroque fashion, sweeping the ground at
the feet of the listener, the author wishes all the
visitors a pleasant contemplation of the music. It
is because music was born not to give enjoyment to
some maladroit expert, but to soothe the pain in the
soul and heart of the listener and reader of the
sheet music. Or, simply, to provide joy.