• WL100/46: Notebook June-July
Saturday, 17 August 2013 Leave a comment
I have just realised that there are no entries at all in Lutosławski’s creative Notebook (1959-84) for the months of June and July. Good man – he knew that holidays were important, although there were some years when he was working hard in these months. He finished the Cello Concerto on 27 July 1970 and completed the Concerto for Orchestra on 1 August 1954. The images of him sailing as a way of relaxing are well-known, but this creased photo from the Witold Lutosławski Society in Warsaw shows him in another craft. My guess is that it dates from the 1950s or early 60s, but if anyone has better information it would be good to know.
I am playing catch-up with these WL100 posts (there are a few more to follow before I am up-to-date) – my apologies. I have been writing about Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto all summer. I could do with a kayak trip myself.