• Happy 99th, Luto (2 days late!)

I’ve just this minute come across a brief salute to Lutosławski by a Polish composer 73 years his junior.  Mateusz Ryczek (b.1986) uploaded this two days ago, on what would have been Lutosławski’s 99th birthday – or, looked at another way, the start of his 100th year!  Ryczek takes the opening gesture of the Third Symphony and refashions it into the opening of the Polish birthday song, Sto Lat (One Hundred Years).

In case you’re wondering, Polish musicians often abbreviate Lutosławski to ‘Lutos’.  Non-Poles seem to say ‘Luto’.

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