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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works / Lutoslawski, Polish Radio National Symphony


Release Date: 02/15/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 07226  
Composer:  Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994) was the pre-eminent member of a group of Polish composers that came to prominence after the Second World War and whose artistic advancement was given impetus by the death of Stalin in 1953. The works in this set cover four decades of Lutosławski's career and include most of his important orchestral works, starting with the early Symphonic Variations, his first and second symphonies and the Concerto for Orchestra, perhaps his best-known work. Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994) was the pre-eminent member of a group of Polish composers that came to prominence after the Second World War and whose artistic advancement was given impetus by the death of Stalin in 1953. The works in this set cover four decades of Lutosławski's career and include most of his important orchestral works, starting with the early Symphonic Variations, his first and second symphonies and the Concerto for Orchestra, perhaps his best-known work. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Variations by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Poland 
2.
Symphony no 1 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Poland 
3.
Symphony no 2 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966-1967; Poland 
4.
Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Poland 

Sound Samples

Symphonic Variations (1994 Digital Remaster)
Symphony No.1 (1994 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro guisto
Symphony No.1 (1994 Digital Remaster): II. Poco adagio
Symphony No.1 (1994 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro misterioso
Symphony No.1 (1994 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro vivace
Musique funèbre (1958) (1994 Digital Remaster)
Symphony No. 2 (1994 Digital Remaster): I. Hésitant
Symphony No. 2 (1994 Digital Remaster): II. Direct
Concerto for Orchestra (1994 Digital Remaster): I Intrada (Allegro maestoso)
Concerto for Orchestra (1994 Digital Remaster): II Capriccio, Notturna e Arioso (Vivace)
Concerto for Orchestra (1994 Digital Remaster): III Passacaglia, Toccata e Corale (Andante con moto - Allegro giusto)
Jeux Vénetiens (1994 Digital Remaster)
Livre pour orchestre (1994 Digital Remaster)
Mi-parti (1994 Digital Remaster)

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