Witold Lutoslawski studied piano and composition in Warsaw, and his first works were inspired by Polish folk music. He began to develop his own style in the late 1950s, and his compositions since then has incorporated his own methods of building harmonies small groups of intervals. There are also elements of chance in rhythm. He has written four...
Witold Lutoslawski studied piano and composition in Warsaw, and his first works were inspired by Polish folk music. He began to develop his own style in the late 1950s, and his compositions since then has incorporated his own methods of building harmonies small groups of intervals. There are also elements of chance in rhythm. He has written four symphonies, an orchestral concert, several other concerts, chamber music and song cycles.
During the communist regime in Poland, he was banned by the regime as "formalist" and his music was only available to the elite for many years. In the 1980s, supported Lutoslawski Solidarnos movement, and after the regime change in 1989 he was rehabilitated.
He received several awards, including the 1967 Léonie Sonning Music Prize and 1993 Polar Music Prize.
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Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra. & W. Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra. Andrew Davis conducts Stockholm Philharmonc Orchestra. 1 CD. Warner. 4942103-2
Henri Dutilleux: Cello concerto. & Witold Lutoslawski: Cello concerto. Mstislav Rostropovich plays cello with Orchestre de Paris and being conducted by Serge Baudo and Witold Lutoslawski. Recorded in 1976. 1 CD. EMI Classics. 5678672 Great Recordings of the Century. *** Recommendation ***
Leif Ove Andsnes. Shadows of Silence. Works by György Kurtag, Witold Lutoslawski, & Bent Sørensen 1 CD EMI. 2641822 Press read more
Witold Lutoslawski: Chantefleurs a Chanteflabes. + Preludies and Fugue + 1st Chain + 5 songs. Solveig Kringelborn the soprano who sings along with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Harding conducting, in Some recording from 1998. 1 CD. Virgin. 5452752 Press read more
Martha Argerich live at Verbier Festival. Plays Bach, Bartok, Grieg, Lutoslawski. Mozart, Shostakovich. 1 DVD. Medici Arts. 3078928
Martha Argerich: Music for two pianos. Brahms, Lutoslawski, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky 2 cd. EMI. 207623-2
Junge Deutsche Philharmonie plays works by Peter Ronnefeldt, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Witold Lutoslawski, Bernd Alois Zimmermann. Directed by Witold Lutoslawski and Kirill Kondrashin. 1 CD. Berlin Classics. 002157-2
Camille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto no. 1. & Henri Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain. & Witold Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto. Mstislav Rostropovich plays the cello with the London Philharmonic, which will be conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini, and Serge Baudo, in some recordings from 1974 and 1977. 1 CD. EMI Classics. 227917-2
Works for two pianos. Elvira Piano Duo. 1 CD. Classico. CD 141 Elivira Piano Duo Mimi Birkelund & Anne Mette Stæhr -Shostakovich Op. 94 + works by Brahms Op. 39, Lutoslawski Variations of a theme by Paganini, Schumann Op. 46, Tage Nielsen Pasaggi for two Pianos