• New CD Note (Lutosławski vol.3/Chandos)

The New Year brings a new CD in Chandos’s Muzyka polska series.  It’s the third in Edward Gardner’s survey with the BBC Symphony Orchestra of the music of Witold Lutosławski.  The performances have been stunning for their clarity and fresh insights into the orchestral music of the Polish composer, whose centenary will be celebrated in 2013.  Word is already out that the next CD will include Symphony no.2 and the Cello Concerto, with Paul Watkins as soloist.  I can’t wait!

This third CD comprises Symphonic Variations (1938), Variations on a Theme of Paganini (1941/78), Piano Concerto (1988) and Symphony no.4 (1992).  The soloist in the two concertante works is Louis Lortie.

Here’s the link to my booklet note for Lutosławski: Orchestral Works II, or you can scroll the CD NOTES tab above.

Happy New Year!

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