Dziadek, Magdalena, habilitated doctor, graduate in music theory from the Karol Szymanowski Academy o f Music in Katowice. Awarded her PhD (1991) and habilitation (2002) by the PAN Institute of Art in Warsaw. Currently on the staff of the Department of Musicology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Interested in various aspects of Polish musical culture around the turn of the twentieth century, in particular writings on music from that period. She has published several books, including Polska krytyka muzyczna 1890-1914. Koncepcje i zagadnienia [Polish music criticism 1890-1914. Concepts and issues] (Katowice, 2002), Polska krytyka muzyczna 18901914. Czasopisma i autorzy [Polish music criticism 1890-1914. Periodicals and authors] (Cieszyn, 2002), Moda na „Wiosnę”. Festiwal Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna 1961-2002 [The fashion for “Spring”. The Poznań Musical Spring festival 1961-2002] (Poznań, 2002) and Opera poznańska w latach 1919-2005. Dzieje sceny i myśli [The Poznań Opera 1919-2005. A history of the theatre and its ideas] (Poznań, 2007)., Polska