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Folk Music, Stalinism and Beyond

Donald Macleod and Dr Nicholas Reyland explore the aftermath of the war in Poland, and Lutoslawski's brief flirtation with folk music.

Witold Lutoslawski's extraordinary life mirrors the turbulent history of his homeland Poland, yet he consistently denied the effect of any of this tumult on his music. Donald Macleod is joined this week by Dr Nicholas Reyland to explore the truth of this denial alongside the life and career of one the most revered composers of the twentieth century. Tuesday's episode focusses on the aftermath of the war in Poland, and Lutoslawski's brief flirtation with folk music.

Little Suite (Mala Suita) - II. Hurra Polka
NDR Symphony Orchestra
Krzysztof Urbanski (conductor)

Bukoliki - I. Allegro vivace
Stella Czajkowski (piano)

Wiosna (Spring) - no.1. Piosenka o zlotym listku (Song of the golden leaf)
Anna Radziejewska (mezzo-soprano)
Mariusz Rutkowski (piano)

Concerto for Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Musique funèbre
Cleveland Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

Producer: Sam Phillips.

59 minutes

Music Played

  • Witold Lutosławski

    Little suite

    Conductor: Krzysztof Urbanski. Performer: North German Radio Orchestra.
    • ALPHA.
    • ALPHA232.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Hurra Polka (Little Suite)

    Orchestra: North German Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Krzysztof Urbański.
    • ALPHA ALPHA232.
    • ALPHA.
    • 6.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    5 Bukoliki [Bucolics] for piano

    Performer: Stella Czajkowski.
    • Nosag.
    • NOSAGCD069.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Bukoliki (Bucolics)

    Performer: Stella Czajkowski.
    • Nosag NOSAGCD069.
    • Nosag.
    • 21.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Piosenka o zlotym listku - Song of the golden leaf (Wiosna)

    Performer: Mariusz Rutkowski. Singer: Anna Radziejewska.
    • DUX0961-62.
    • DUX.
    • 1.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    6 Children's songs for voice and orchestra

    Performer: Anna Radziejewska. Performer: Mariusz Rutkowski.
    • DUX.
    • 0961-62.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Concerto for orchestra

    Conductor: Edward Gardner. Performer: BBC S O..
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHSA 5082.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Concerto for Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Funeral music for string orchestra

    Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi. Performer: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Decca.
    • 4308442.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Funeral Music

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
    • Decca 4308442.
    • Decca.
    • 5.

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