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 concerto finishes with a dramatic flourish and climax from the whole orchestra. The final section provides a much condensed, quiet reprise of the opening one, the pedal F sharp now sounding in the high register.

Views Read Edit View history. The Toccata returns, only to give way to the Chorale once again. 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. In the section using the vor 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 cpncerto 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.

Jadwiga Paja-Stach translated by Ewa Cholewka. The Corale’s second orchesstra produces orcheshra solemn finale for the monumental construction, the material for which is borrowed from a nineteenth-century collection compiled by the Polish ethnologist Oskar Kolberg.

Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy. Capriccio notturno ed Arioso: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


While much of the material used is folk orientated, no attempt was made to reproduce folk idioms. An energetic entry concero the strings opens the Toccatawhich then gives way to the Choralethe solemn theme of which is intoned by oboes and clarinets.

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Passacaglia, Toccata e Corale: Our website uses cookies to give you the best possible experience. That period ended unexpectedly quickly, as can be seen in works composed shortly after the Concerto: An analogous section A1 ends the Intrada.

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The second movement Capriccio notturno e arioso resembles a symphonic scherzo in character and structure. In his Concerto for Orchestra he drew on several folk tunes from the Mazowsze region.

Andante con moto — Allegro giusto — lutosawskki three sections: 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.

Everywhere Shop Hire Library. B and C and lutosawskk variants. The whole ends with a concise, impressive coda. He transformed these melodies by changing their rhythms and by subjecting them to colouristic alterations through varied instrumentation. It was given a slightly cool but very persuasive performance here.

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They are coloured in new ways, owing to the instrumental, dynamic and textural transformations. The three movements are: Discography – Ochestra for Orchestra [Koncert na orkiestre].

The theme is revealed in increasingly higher registers of string instruments and then in a group of woodwind instruments in perfect fifth transpositions, all this against the background of continuously sounding octave F sharps in double basses, kettle-drums and harps.


Music Education Day Check. Andrzej Lutoswaski Krzysztof akowski Piotr Paleczny. Update Required To fod the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The second movement opens and ends with brilliant playing by strings and woodwinds, seconded by snare drum, celesta and harp.

The first movement, entitled Intrada, is cast in an arch form composed of a number of sections: Concerto for Orchestra is a virtuosic composition, requiring from the performers high technical efficiency and an ability to create contrasting moods.

The second movement is also in tripartite form and it displays a similar contrast between its outer sections based on the same material. This brittle but brilliant work is enormously direct. The composer moulds them into a different reality, lending them new harmony, adding atonal counterpoints, turning them into neo-baroque forms. The arch form of the first movement contains two more alternating sections: Concerto for Orchestra [Koncert na orkiestre]. It is concluded with the ominous rumblings of the drums, double-basses and bass clarinet.

Always an elegant conductor, Mariss Jansons began the Passacaglia poised like a cat about to pounce on the double bass section, then kept a tight rein on this movement’s menacing turbulence, effecting a beautifully calm transition into the simple wind chorale at the centre, and winding up the acceleration at the end excitingly.

These fragments are referred to as Capriccio notturno.