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Lutosławski Centenary Edition. Gold Collection - Album for the 100th Anniversary of Lutosławski's Bi

2013-01-10
Polskie Nagrania have decided to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Witold Lutosławski and the Lutosławski year by issuing an 8-CD album devoted to the composer's works of the composer. This publication is an invaluable collection because it includes premieres of works by Lutosławski with the participation of leading Polish artists and orchestras, also under the direction of the composer himself and the quality of editing and graphic design. The discs are pressed on gold, which further distinguishes this anniversary collection in terms of sound quality.

The author of the commentary in the rich 44 page booklet is Ludwik Erhardt, and the visual side was created by Jerzy Matuszewski.

The album was released under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

PWM and ZKP (Polish Composers' Union) are partners in this project.
CD 1 [1] Lacrimosa [2-5] I Symfonia / Symphony No. 1 [6-8] Koncert na orkiestrę / Concerto for Orchestra [9] Musique funebre
CD 2 [1-4] Jeux vénitiens [5-7] Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux [8-9] II Symfonia / Symphony No. 2
CD 3 [1] Postludium I / Postludium No. 1 [2] Paroles tissées [3] Livre pour orchestre [4] Koncert na wiolonczelę i orkiestrę / Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
CD 4 [1-2] Preludia i fuga / Preludes and a Fugue [3] Mi - parti [4] Novelette
CD 5 [1] III Symfonia / Symphony No. 3 [2] Łańcuch I / Chain 1 [3-6] Łańcuch II* / Chain 2 [7] Łańcuch III / Chain 3
CD 6 [1] Dwie etiudy / Two Studies [2] Wariacje na temat Paganiniego [3-7] Pięć pieśni do słów Kazimiery Iłłakowiczówny / Five Songs to poems by Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna [8] Kwartet smyczkowy / String Quartet* [9] Epitafium / Epitaph* [10] Grave [11] Partita
CD 7 [1-4] Koncert na fortepian i orkiestrę / Concerto for Piano and Orchestra [5-13] Chantefleurs et Chantefables* [14] IV Symfonia /Symphony No. 4*
CD 8 [1] Parita [2] Interludium* [3-6] Łańcuch II / Chain 2
*Polish premiere
The album is available from the Polskich Nagrań website.

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