Witold Lutosławskis Bucolics for piano, arranged by the composer for viola and cello in 1962, has become an important chamber repertoire item in the music literature for this combination of instruments. These masterful miniatures, based on Kurpie folklore, are a valuable touchstone for conciseness of musical expression, permitting one to develop and shape a musical imagination supported by appropriate technical training.
The version for two violas presented here utilizes the viola part from the original arrangement and adds a slightly modified 2nd viola part based on the cello part, with an enharmonically simplified notation transferred to alto clef. The 1st viola part, as well, has been transferred to alto clef, in which it differs from the composers original notation. Having in mind the young instrumentalist, we have also introduced an ossia notation for the segments with doubling at the octave, proposed by Prof. Stefan Kamasa, the author of this transcription. [Bogusława Hubisz-Sielska]
- ISMN 979-0-2740-0960-1
- Language of edition: eng, pol
- Number of pages: 12+12
- Cover: softcover
- No. of edition: 1
- Published: 2013