Lutoslawski - Vocal-Instrumental Works | Dux DUX0806

Lutoslawski - Vocal-Instrumental Works

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Label: Dux

Cat No: DUX0806

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th July 2014

Contents

Artists

Lucja Szablewska-Borzykowska (soprano)
Rafal Bartminski (tenor)
Stanislaw Kierner (baritone)
Arthur Rubenstein Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Conductor

Daniel Raiskin

Works

Lutoslawski, Witold

Chantefleurs et Chantefables
Lacrimosa
Les espaces du Sommeil
Paroles tissees
Poems by Henri Michaux (3)

Artists

Lucja Szablewska-Borzykowska (soprano)
Rafal Bartminski (tenor)
Stanislaw Kierner (baritone)
Arthur Rubenstein Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Conductor

Daniel Raiskin

About

The circumstances of the origin of Lacrimosa, Witold Lutosławski’s first vocal-instrumental piece, are very interesting. It was written in 1937 as a diploma work, which summed up the young musician’s compositional studies, a year after he had gained a diploma in piano performance.

The formal concept of Trois poemes d’Henri Michaux is very lucid. The work’s central, highly dramatic movement, in which the choir does not sing but shouts (the melodic element being reduced also in the orchestral part, confined here to the percussion interventions) is surrounded by two quiet movements.

Lutosławski’s last vocal-instrumental work, also a setting of verse by Desnos, is a cycle of songs. Completed in 1990, Chantefleurs et Chantefables is a collection of brilliant, humorous miniatures with an admirably clever instrumentation. The work’s world premiere was during the BBC Proms in London, on 8 August 1991.

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