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Final Years and Acclaim

Donald MacLeod and Dr Nicholas Reyland explore Witold Lutoslawski's final years, which saw him showered with awards by musical establishments across Europe.

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. This week's final programme explores Lutoslawski's final years, which saw him showered with awards by musical establishments across Europe

Fanfare for CUBE
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Antoni Wit (conductor)

Piano Concerto
Christian Zimmerman (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Symphony no 4
LA Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Chantefleurs et Chantefables - I. La Belle-de-nuit
Valdine Anderson (soprano)
New Music Concerts Ensemble
Witold Lutosławski (conductor)

Producer: Sam Phillips.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Mar 2019 12:00

Music Played

  • Witold Lutosławski

    Fanfare for CUBE

    Orchestra: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antoni Wit.
    • Naxos.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • DG 4794518.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Symphony No. 4

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • SONY : SK-66280.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    La Belle-de-nuit (Chantefleurs et Chantefables)

    Singer: Valdine Anderson. Ensemble: New Music Concerts Ensemble. Conductor: Witold Lutosławski.
    • NAXOS 8572450.
    • NAXOS.
    • 11.

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