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LUTOSLAWSKI, W.: Partita / Interlude / Chain I and II / Chantefleurs et Chantefables (Lutoslawski's Last Concert) (New Music Concerts, Lutoslawski)

Composer(s):Lutoslawski, Witold
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572450
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


The great Polish composer Witold Lutosławski was an important conductor of his own highly expressive music. With Chain 1 he developed a new compositional method linking contrasting musical ideas into a satisfying whole. Partita, Interlude and Chain 2 form an impressive trilogy. Chantefleurs et Chantefables is a luminous, bittersweet song cycle. Canadian soprano Valdine Anderson has been acclaimed for performances ranging from Baroque to contemporary music. Fujiko Imajishi, concertmaster of the National Ballet of Canada and Esprit Orchestra, has enjoyed a long association with Toronto’s New Music Concerts.


   



Excellent collection by an important Polish master!
Review By dc92823,November 2010

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994) was one of Poland's preeminent composers. He became the best known and most important name in post-World War II eastern Europe and, along with Andresz Panufnik and Karol Szymanowski, paved the way for some composers whose music, ultimately, became better known abroad (such as Penderecki and Gorecki).

Lutoslawski grew up watching his country suffer, survive and evolve during Nazi occupation as well as Soviet puppetry. This collection highlights some of Lutoslawski's best works and very sensitively and accurately conducted by himself. (Not all composers develop the technical capability or podium presence to successfully conduct their own works; not so with Lutoslawski) The booklet notes explain well that one technique that the composer relied more....



Review By Bruce Surtees, The WholeNote,November 2010

The late Polish composer, Witold Lutoslawski (1913–1994) enjoyed well deserved recognition and his music was regularly performed and recorded by the world’s greatest orchestras and instrumentalists. A new Naxos CD features an elite group of Toronto musicians, the New Music Concerts Ensemble, under the direction of the composer recorded at a live concert in the Premier Dance Theatre on October 24, 1993.

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