Contents: Partita (version for violin and orchestra) -- Interlude -- Chain 2 -- Chantfleurs et Chantfables -- Chain 1. Recorded in Toronto, 1993. Featuring Fujiko Imajishi, violin; and Valdine Anderson, soprano. Lutoslawski conducts the New Music Concerts Ensemble.
This disc includes the Concerto for Orchestra; Little Suite; and Symphony No. 4. Conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski.
Dedicated to Paul Sacher, this work sets texts by Robert Desnos. The music was premiered in London, 1991 by soprano Solveig Kringelborn and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. This vocal score was prepared by Eugeniusz Knapik. Duration ca. 16 minutes.
Intended to be part of a longer series of studies, much like Chopin's, these two studies were composed in 1940-41, during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw, a period when the composer was held prisoner, until he escaped in 1944.
Contents: I. Allegro vivace -- II. Allegretto sostenuto -- III. Allegro molto -- IV. Andantino -- V. Allegro marciale. With a note about the arranger in Polish and English. Of moderate difficulty.
Commissioned by the Swedish Radio and first performed in March 1965 in Stockholm by La Salle Quartet. Duration c.24 mins.
Lutoslawski composed this sonata in 1934 during his student years. The three-movement work is the only student piece of the composer to survive. Of advanced difficulty. With a program note. Duration ca. 24 minutes.
Contents: Concerto for Orchestra / Lutoslawski -- Three Fragments from Poems, Op. 5 / Szymanowski. With the Polish National Radio Orchestra.
Szymanowski: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19. Lutoslawski: Livre pour Orchestre -- Musique funèbre a la mémoire de Bela Bartok. Alexander Liebreich conducts the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Mariss Jansons conducts the Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
Includes a detailed catalogue of the composer's works and performances, including his film music, incidental music for the theatre, music for radio plays and songs he composed under a pseudonym, as well as a bibliography, discography and brief biographical sketch.
Contents: String Quartet No. 2 / Lutoslawski -- String Quartet No. 2 / Mykietyn. Performed by the Lutoslawski Quartet.
The Royal String Quartet performs Penderecki's Quartets Nos. 1-3 and Lutoslawski's String Quartet.
The Tippett Quartet plays Andrzej Panufnik's String Quartets Nos. 1-3, and Lutoslawski's String Quartet (1964).
Rae's examination of Lutoslawski's life and work draws on wide-ranging and meticulous research, including hours of recorded conversation with the composer himself. Now expanded for this third edition to include and additional chapter and many more photos. List of works, bibl., index.
This collection of articles, supported by the Polish Committee for Scholarly Research, has two objectives: to explore traits of the composer's mature style as well as his aesthetics. Articles by John Casken, Steven Stucky, Irina Nikolska and more. Preface, examples, facsimile plates, index.
A large collection of writings by the great composer. Topics include his own life, his works, the work of other composers and musicians, music in Poland, and more. With a preface, bibliography and index.
Print on demand, 2-4 weeks.
Classic recordings by the Alban Berg Quartet, made at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival.
The Erdody Chamber Orchestra plays music by Polish composers.