Danuta Gwizdalanka — musicologist, graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University. Her wide interests comprise music history, often in the context of society, and she devoted much attention to Beethoven’s music, chamber music, and contemporary Polish music. She is author of a number of books, including the valued Guide to Chamber Music, the only such publication on the Polish market, several music history textbooks, and numerous articles. Among her publications are found: the Quadrilingual Dictionary of Performance and Interpretive Terms, Music and Politics, and Music and Gender.
Together with her husband, Krzysztof Meyer, Danuta Gwizdalanka published a Polish collection of Lutosławski’s writings and statements titled Witold Lutosławski. Postscriptum, and to this day the largest, two-volume biography of the composer, a work in Polish titled Witold Lutosławski. His Way to Maturity and Witold Lutosławski. His Way to Mastery. She also created the digital phone application Witold Lutosławski. A Guide to Warsaw.
On January 24, 2013, Danuta Gwizdalanka was decorated with the Lutosławski Centennial Medal.kt / trans. mk