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Witold Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations: Orchestra

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Instrumentation Orchestra
Composer Witold Lutoslawski
Publisher Chester Music
Internationally renowned Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski created this impressive and deceptively folk-like Orchestral work when he was a very young composer and it propelled him into the first ranks of young composers in the early part of the 20th century.In recent years, Lutoslawki’s music has begun to enjoy a reassessment after a few years of recession following his death in 1994. The piece begins with suggestions of folkloric influences, but rapidly undergoes a transformation into something deeper, more meaningful and ultimately more rewarding. The Symphonic Variations is a rare survivor of Lutoslawski’s early work as Poland suffered Nazi occupation followed by decades of Soviet dominance, and the composer had to contend with survival – for a time by playing Piano with composer Andrzej Panufnik in the bars and café’s of Warsaw. He fled Warsaw in 1944 with very few scores, of which this is one.Even the graphic arrangement of the score underlines its modernity, with blank white spaces during passages of rest and large superscript time signatures, of particular value to the conductor during passages where the time changes in each bar.
Difficulty Advanced
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Score
Release Date 2002
ISBN 9780711935181
Edition Number CH60922
Catalog No. MUSCH60922
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