Although Lutosławski thought his “Concerto” marginal, it has been recognized as his greatest work from the time preceding “Musique funèbre”. Concerto for Orchestra. Witold Lutosławski BORN: January 25, Warsaw DIED: February 7, Warsaw. COMPOSED: Between and , and. Witold Lutosławski – Composer – Concerto for Orchestra [Koncert na orkiestre] ( ) – Music Sales Classical.

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The Toccata returns, only to give way to the Chorale once again. The beginning of the work leaves concedto in no doubt that it is a composition written on a grand scale.

In the section using the formal model of the passacaglia, the composer took as his theme a variant of a folk melody, which assumes various colouristic shades evident in a dozen varied instrumental combinations, ranging from the dark colour of double basses with harp, through increasingly lighter colours to a two-tiered orchestral tutti, in which the theme is accompanied by a mobile layer of ”rushing”, ”brilliant” figurations.

Soon another variant of this theme appears, a singing melody of the horn that sharply contrasts with a new idea — a sequence of falling sixths.

In his Concerto for Orchestra he drew on several folk tunes from the Mazowsze region. Views Read Edit View history. Against the background of a bass beat we hear a distinctive melody, then its successive, increasingly complex versions are spread in the strings and woodwinds. The resulting Concerto for Orchestra took nearly four years to complete.

The finale contains many spectacular effects such as the harp glissandos, the tremolandos in the piano and other instrumental parts as well as rapid passages with forte fortissimo dynamics. It was given a slightly cool but very persuasive performance here. The second movement opens and ends with brilliant playing by strings and woodwinds, seconded by snare drum, celesta and harp.


Discography – Concerto for Orchestra [Koncert na orkiestre]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The first movement, entitled Intrada, is cast in an arch form composed of a number of sections: Capriccio notturno ed Arioso: The majestic chords, alternating with a folk melody in solo instruments are presented in different colouristic arrangements. Jadwiga Paja-Stach translated by Ewa Cholewka. Andante con moto — Allegro giusto — in three sections: The differences consist in a different instrumental elaboration of the same folk song, heard now in solo woodwind instruments and solo violins, the parts for these instruments meandering in contrapuntal entanglements against converto background of a high-register f sharp.

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The lengthy concluding Passacaglia, Toccata e Corale, an intricate study in regenerating and reshaping primary materials, may be the most invigorating 16 minutes in contemporary music. Works by categories Orchestral Symphonic orchestra Chamber orchestra Luhosawski orchestra Wind orchestra Instrument solo lutosasski orchestra ensemble Vocal-instrumental music Electronic music Stage works Music for children Sacred Music.

In turn, in the section Allegro giusto after Figure 61there appears for the first time material marked by the constant, rapid movement of the toccata.

This page was last edited on 13 Augustat Its climax is marked by the second theme presented by the full orchestra. Andrzej Bauer Krzysztof akowski Piotr Paleczny. This brittle but brilliant work is enormously direct. Whereas this first paragraph stems form a single idea that is handed over from one group of instruments to another, the texture gradually becoming more and more complex, the orchwstra central panel is less limited in its material.


It is followed by an expressive Arioso initiated by the brass section.

Lutosławski Witold, Concerto For Orchestra

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Lutossawski plugin. The return of the toccata is initiated by a section synthesising melodic structures appearing in this movement.

The folklike Intrada, arresting in its propulsive rhythms, yields to the gossamer textures of the Capriccio notturno e Arioso. He transformed these melodies by changing their rhythms and by subjecting them to colouristic alterations through varied instrumentation. The first section of the finale is an elaborate Passacaglia.

Concerto for Orchestra (Lutosławski) – Wikipedia

Everywhere Shop Hire Library. The score calls for three flutes two doubling piccolothree oboes one doubling cor anglaisthree clarinets one doubling bass clarinetthree bassoons one doubling contrabassoonfour hornsfour trumpetsfour trombonestubatimpanisnaretenor and bass orchestrzcymbalstambourinetam-tamxylophonebellscelestatwo harpspiano and strings. The very condensed reprise of the first part finally peters out on divided double basses and drums of different sizes. Retrieved from ” https: Consisting of four sections A A1 B A2the movement includes jocose elements A, A1 and A2in very quick tempo, with unexpected accents, disrupting the flow of the material as well as a song-like section Bmodelled on folk melodies.

That period ended unexpectedly quickly, as can be seen in works composed shortly after the Concerto: Vivace — the Capriccio is an airy, virtuoso scherzollutosawski main subject of which is intoned by the violin, followed by the remainder of the strings and woodwinds.