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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Eng.], New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Poland

Subjects:

  • Lutosławski, Witold, 1913-,
  • Composers -- Poland -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSteven Stucky.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML410.L965 S8
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 252 p. ;
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4115998M
ISBN 100521227992
LC Control Number80040982

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Get this from a library! Lutosławski and his music. [Steven Stucky] -- The composer Witold Lutostawski (born ) is one of the outstanding musical personalities of the twentieth century. In this critical biography Steven Stucky traces Lutostawski's development from. The composer Witold Lutostawski (born ) is one of the outstanding musical personalities of the twentieth century. In this critical biography Steven Stucky traces Lutostawski's development from the Stravinsky-influenced music of his student days to his emergence in the s as a leading avant-gardist. Since the vicissitudes of cultural life in his native Poland have profoundly affected the. Lutosławski and his music by Steven Stucky (Book) Aura ; Engine by Magnus Lindberg () Lutoslawski on music by Witold Lutosławski (Book). A Book Review of Lutosławski Studies. by Nicholas Reyland. It is a fine testament to Witold Lutosławski that so many of the scholars caught, at one time or another, in his soul-fisher’s net have contributed to the collection of essays recently published under the title Lutosławski Studies. [1] Indeed, it is a remarkable tribute that such a volume has emerged so quickly after the composer.

  Lutosławski said that to write music was to go "fishing for souls", searching for listeners like him, for whom his music would resonate somewhere deep inside them. Other articles where Funeral Music is discussed: Witold Lutosławski: Lutosławski spoke of his Funeral Music for string orchestra () as marking a turning point in his style; a tone work, it is dedicated to the memory of the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. This he followed with an experimental piece in which he first used aleatory operations in combination. Homma’s approach to Lutosławski’s music is not to describe the works, nor to provide a chronological account of the technical development of his compositional language. With computer-like logic, the author reduces the language to its elements, and groups them into more detailed individual entities: groups, subgroups, subsubgroups, typical. Lutosławski spoke of his Funeral Music for string orchestra () as marking a turning point in his style; a tone work, it is dedicated to the memory of the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. This he followed with an experimental piece in which he first used aleatory operations in combination with conventional effects: Venetian Games.

  After staying away from engagement in official politics and devoting his life to composing and conducting his music for over 35 years, Lutosławski joined the reformers of the Solidarity movement in , making a memorable speech about truth in the arts at the Independent Culture Congress in Warsaw that was cut short by the declaration of the.   Witold Lutosławski + Follow Similar authors to follow In Lutoslawski on Music, the first full collection of writings by this famous composer, Zbigniew Skowron has amassed an exciting assortment of essays, speeches, lectures, and articles, many of which are newly translated in English and previously unpublished. After an introductory Format: Paperback. Witold Lutoslawski. Witold Lutoslawski () was the leader of the group of Polish composers who came into prominence in the s. His work was performed and honored worldwide throughout his lifetime. Witold Lutoslawski was born in Warsaw, Poland, and spent all of his formative years there.   Abstract. Witold Lutosławski’s commentaries on his own music are often defective in many regards. These defects could be explained as resulting from a strategy according to which the aim of a commentary is not to provide a truthful description of musical phenomena but to form a desired image of a composition or a musical style in the minds of the : Marcin Krajewski.