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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol 6 / Wit, Polish Rso


Release Date: 03/09/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554283   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Olga Pasichnyk
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lutoslawski was one of the great composers of the 20th century. Although he was imprisoned by the Nazis and subject to the whims of a communist government after the war, Lutoslawski's voice remained original and always provocative. This collection presents orchestral music and two song cycles from a period spanning nearly 50 years of the composer's long life.
Symphony No. 1 was written during the 1940s and is scored for a large orchestra augmented by battery of percussion instruments. The symphony is a work of shifting moods, animated by colorful orchestration. When the Communists took power in Poland they demanded that composers write music based on folk-songs. Lutoslawski's 'Silesian Triptych' written in 1951, meets the party's demands
Read more but rises above the genre with its sensitive vocal writing and genial Slavic flavor.
Olga Pasiecznik's warm soprano voice is perfect for the 'Silesian Triptych,' and she floats lovely pianissimo notes in the complex song cycle 'Chantefleurs et Chantefables.' The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra directed by Antoni Wit play this music with energy and technical proficiency. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Poland 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Polish Radio SO Concert Hall, Katowice 
Length: 25 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
Chantefleurs et chantefables by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990/1992; Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Polish Radio SO Concert Hall, Katowice 
Length: 20 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Silesian Tryptych by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/19/1997 
Venue:  Polish Radio SO Concert Hall, Katowice 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Venetian Games by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Polish Radio SO Concert Hall, Katowice 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
Postlude no 1 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/06/1996 
Venue:  Polish Radio SO Concert Hall, Katowice 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1: Allegro giusto
Symphony No. 1: Poco adagio
Symphony No. 1: Allegretto misterioso
Symphony No. 1: Allegro vivace
Silesian Triptych: Oj, mi sie owiesek
Silesian Triptych: Ich, w tej studni
Silesian Triptych: Kukuleczka kuka
Jeux venitiens: Part I
Jeux venitiens: Part II
Jeux venitiens: Part III
Jeux venitiens: Part IV
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: I La belle-de-nuit (The Marvel of Peru)
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: II La sauterelle (The Grasshopper)
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: III La veronique (The Speedwell)
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: IV L' eglantine, l' aubepine et la glycine (The Wild Rose, the Hawthorn and the Wisteria)
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: V La tortue ( The Tortoise)
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: VI La rose (The Rose)
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: VII L' alligator (The Alligator)
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: VIII L' angelique (The Angelica)
Chantefleurs et Chantefables: IX Le papillon (The Butterfly)
3 Postludes: Postludium I

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