Lutoslawski Centenary Edition Box Set

Cat No:
01 - 08 - 2013

Lutoslawski Centenary Edition Box Set

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)

Witold Lutoslawski was born and studied in Warsaw, winning a distinguished international reputation particularly from the 1950s onwards. He became a leading composer among a group of creative artists of outstanding ability, remarkable in his handling of forms and textures of great originality. The genius of Lutoslawski was evident from his 1938 Symphonic Variations. The years after the war brought a return to more conventional national modes of composition, heard in his Little Suite and Concerto for Orchestra. Later works have allowed a more experimental approach on a broader palette, such as his Funeral Music of 1958, his Second Symphony, and the Preludes and Fugue for 13 string instruments. Characteristic works for voice and orchestra include Paroles tissees for tenor and chamber orchestra, and Three Poems by Henri Michaux for 20 voices and orchestra.

CD 1 - Lutoslawski Symphony No 1, Chantefleurs et Chantefables

CD 2 - Lutoslawski Symphony No 2, Little Suite, Symphonic Variations

CD 3 - Lutoslawski Symphony No 3, Paganini Variations, Paroles tissees

CD 4 - Lutoslawski Symphony No 4, Partita, Chain II, Funeral Music, Interlude

CD 5 - Lutoslawski Cello Concerto, Livre pour orchestre, Novelette, Chain III

CD 6 - Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra, Three Poems, Mi-parti

CD 7 - Lutoslawski Preludes and Fugue, Three Postludes, Fanfares

CD 8 - Lutoslawski Double Concerto, Dance Preludes, Chain I

CD 9 - Lutoslawski 20 Polish Christmas Carols, Lacrimosa, Five Songs

CD 10 - Lutoslawski's Last Concert

Running Time: 11 hr 31 min