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Lutoslawski Quartet: 2016


Release Date: 06/23/2017 
Label:  Cd Accord   Catalog #: 233  
Composer:  Marcin MarkowiczAndrzej KwiecinskiPawel Mykietyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lutoslawski Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The idea of an album featuring works written specially to the Lutoslawski Quartet is strictly connected with the celebrations of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016. The release includes an album and a DVD. All of the featured works were commissioned, composed and had their premieres in 2016, hence the name of the album: 2016. 2017 sees the tenth anniversary of the Lutoslawski Quartet. This release is a kind of summary of the decade of the Wroclaw-based quartet’s activities. Over the past ten years, the quartet has presented mainly Polish chamber music on almost every continent. The Lutoslawski Quartet musicians collaborate with young Polish composers – this has led naturally to new works being commissioned dedicated to this Read more ensemble. Each composer featured on the release is closely connected to LQ: Andrzej Kwiecinski (his works were played by LQ musicians even before LQ was founded), Pawel Mykietyn (his String Quartet No. 2 has been included in LQ’s concert programmes in Poland, Asia and North and South Americas), Marcin Markowicz (founder and 2nd violinist of LQ, whose previous String Quartet No. 3 was one of the most frequently played pieces in LQ programmes). The video release introduces the idea and offers us a glimpse of the audio production process, including interviews with the musicians and fragments of recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings No. 4 by Marcin Markowicz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lutoslawski Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Poland 
2.
[P|PE(s)] by Andrzej Kwiecinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lutoslawski Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Poland 
3.
Quartet for Strings No. 3 by Pawel Mykietyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lutoslawski Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Poland 

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