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)
Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)
Producer: Sam Phillips.