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Lutoslawski: Vocal & Orchestral Works / Gardner, BBC Symphony


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5223  
Composer:  Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Lucy CroweToby SpenceChristopher PurvesLouis Lortie,   ... 
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This exceptional multi-album set offers Chandos’s complete Lutoslawski series, featuring a string of the composer’s masterpieces performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner in exemplary partnership, along with some of Chandos’ finest soloists, and captured in surround-sound. It includes all five albums as well as the original booklets, and is offered at a highly discounted price. The featured soloists on these albums include soprano Lucy Crowe, tenor Toby Spence, baritone Christopher Purves, clarinetist Michael Collins, violinist Tasmin Little, cellist Paul Watkins, and pianist Louis Lortie.

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Review excerpts of some of the previously released volumes included in this set:

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Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works Vol. 4

The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays this sometimes tricky music with great proficiency and understanding, and Gardner’s inspiring leadership, plus first class Chandos sound, enables us to hear every strand of the texture.

– Fanfare

Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 2; Grave; Cello Concerto; Mala Suite

This disc is a further triumph in a series that looks like it’s becoming the finest overview yet of the work of one of the late 20th-century’s most significant composers.

– Fanfare

Lutowslawski: Vocal Works / Crowe

With the best lineup of soloists around and the BBC Symphony Orchestra on top form, this was always going to be something a bit special, and it lives up to expectations.

– MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Poland 
2.
Chain 3 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1986 
3.
Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Poland 
4.
Silesian Tryptych by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Poland 
5.
Lacrimosa by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Poland 
6.
Paroles tissées by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Toby Spence (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Poland 
7.
Sleep, sleep by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Poland 
8.
Les espaces du sommeil by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Christopher Purves (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; Poland 
9.
Chantefleurs et chantefables by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990/1992; Poland 
10.
Symphonic Variations by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Poland 
11.
Concerto for Piano "For Krystian Zimerman" by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Poland 
12.
Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941 
13.
Symphony no 4 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993-1994; Poland 
14.
Little Suite by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; Poland 
15.
Concerto for Cello by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Poland 
16.
Grave by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Poland 
17.
Symphony no 2 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966-1967; Poland 
18.
Symphony no 1 by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Poland 
19.
Partita for Violin and Orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Poland 
20.
Chain 2 by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1985 
21.
Dance Preludes (5) for Clarinet and Piano by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Michael Collins (Clarinet), Elizabeth Burley (Piano)
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; Poland 

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