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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Capriccio notturno ed Arioso: Concerto for Orchestra [Koncert na orkiestre]. It is followed by an expressive Arioso initiated by the brass section.

Concerto for Orchestra (Lutosławski) – Wikipedia

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 reprisal of the capriccio is intoned by the cellos and harp, the theme bowed, then with pizzicato.

This page was last edited on 13 Augustat The work starts with a theme in cellos based on a Masovian song. Concerto for Orchestra is characterised by comcerto of form and a dynamic musical action, the climax of which occurs in the third and last movement of the work. Soon another variant of this theme appears, a orhcestra melody of the horn that sharply contrasts with a new idea — a sequence of falling sixths.

Andrzej Bauer Krzysztof akowski Piotr Paleczny. Concerto is a work of rich instrumental colour and lively musical action embracing a wide range of moods and emotions.

The first section of the finale is an elaborate Passacaglia. The resulting Concerto for Orchestra took nearly four years to complete. This brittle but brilliant work is enormously direct. 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.


Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra

Everywhere Shop Hire Library. Whereas this first paragraph stems form a single idea that ordhestra handed over from one group of instruments to another, the texture gradually becoming more and more complex, the larger central panel is less limited in its material. While much of the material used is folk orientated, no attempt was made to reproduce folk idioms. The final section provides a much condensed, quiet reprise of the opening one, the pedal F sharp now sounding in the high orchesttra.

Witold Lutosławski – Concerto for Orchestra [Koncert na orkiestre] () – Music Sales Classical

lutosawwski That period ended unexpectedly quickly, as can be seen in works composed shortly after the Concerto: Music Education Day Check. The three movements are: The majestic chords, alternating with a folk melody in solo instruments are presented in different colouristic arrangements.

Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The very condensed reprise of the first part finally peters out on divided double prchestra and drums of different sizes.

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.

Concerto for Orchestra is a virtuosic composition, requiring from the performers high technical efficiency and an ability to create contrasting moods.

Newsletter PWM Sign up. Lutoslaswki felt free to treat his basic ideas in a manner that did not put any curb on his creativity. The instruments have been alotted parts varying in character: 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. Vivace — the Capriccio is an airy, virtuoso scherzothe main subject of which is intoned by the violin, followed by the remainder of the strings and woodwinds.


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.

The concerto finishes with a dramatic flourish and climax from the whole orchestra. It is concluded with the ominous rumblings of the drums, double-basses and bass clarinet. The Corale’s second appearance produces a solemn finale for the monumental construction, the material for which is borrowed from a nineteenth-century collection compiled by the Polish ethnologist Oskar Kolberg.

Passacaglia, Toccata e Corale: The beginning of the work leaves us in no doubt that it is a composition written on a grand scale.

It was given a slightly cool but very persuasive performance here. Works by categories Orchestral Symphonic orchestra Chamber orchestra String orchestra Wind orchestra Instrument solo with orchestra ensemble Vocal-instrumental music Electronic music Stage works Music for children Sacred Music. The third movement Passacaglia, toccata e corale is the most artistically constructed movement containing at the same time a feature characteristic of the composers late works, namely a chain-like combination of musical motifs.

He transformed these melodies by changing their rhythms and by subjecting them to colouristic alterations through varied instrumentation.