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Witold Lutosławski

Publisher: Chester Music

Little Suite [Mala suita] (1951)
Work Notes
Chester Music is the publisher of this work in all territories except Poland, Albania, Bulgaria, China, countries of the former Czechoslovakia, countries of the former Yugoslavia, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, Romania, Hungary and the whole territory of the former USSR, where the copyright is held by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM).
Chester Music Ltd (Polish Works)
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
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Programme Note
Witold Lutosławski Little Suite [Mala suita] (1951)

The original version of this work, scored for chamber orchestra, was written in 1950 in response to a commission from Warsaw Radio. In the following year the composer revised and slightly extended the work, and rescored it for symphony orchestra. The first performance was given by the Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Grzegorc Fitelberg, in Warsaw on 20 April 1951.

The work uses folk melodies form the village of Machów in the region of Rzeszów, east of Cracow. These meoldies are presented as themes, but in the manner of the Concerto for Orchestra (1950-54) they are also subtly transformed to produce motives for textural elaboration.

1. Fujarka (Fife) Allegretto
2. Hurra Polka Vivace
3. Piosenka (Song) Andante molto sostenuto
4. Taniec (Dance) Allegro molto

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  • Ensemble
    Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
    P. Paleczny, piano
    Antoni Wit
  • Ensemble
    Koszalin State Philharmonic Orchestra
    S. Kawalla
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  • Ensemble
    Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra
    K. Jakowicz, violin
    T. Ukigaya
  • Ensemble
    Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Andrzej Bauer Krzysztof akowski Piotr Paleczny
  • Ensemble
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Paul Watkins, cello
    Edward Gardner
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    NDR Sinfonieorchester
    Krzysztof Urbanski
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    NDR Sinfonieorchester
    Krzysztof Urbanski
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  • 28 APR 2018
    McIntyre Hall, Mt. Vernon, WA
    Skagit Symphony
  • 15 DEC 2017
    Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
    Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
    Performing select mvts only; Mark Russell Smith, conductor
  • 09 DEC 2017
    Royal Academy of Music, London, UK
    Royal Academy of Music Junior Department
  • 02 DEC 2017
    Keele University, UK
    Keele Philharmonic Orchestra
    Michael Bell, conductor
  • 13 OCT 2017
    L'Auditori, Barcelona
    Orquesta Sinfonica de Barcelona
    Antoni Wit, conductor

    Other Dates:
    14,15 October - L'Auditori, Barcelona
  • 29 JUN 2017
    Cadogan Hall, London, UK
    London Phoenix Orchestra
  • 16 JUN 2017
    Hamburg, Germany
    Landesjugendorchester Hamburg
    Justus Tennie, conductor

    Other Dates:
    18 June - Hamburg, Germany
  • 01 APR 2017
    Wien, Austria
    Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
    Michal Nesterowicz, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2 April - Wien, Austria
    3 April - St. Pölten, Austria
  • 04 MAR 2017
    Dominicuskerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sweelinck Orchestra
    Enrique López-Cortón, conductor

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    5 March - Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 06 JAN 2017
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Slovenian Philarmonic Orchestra
    Marko Hribernik, conductor
  • 09 OCT 2016
    Weston Auditorium, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK
    De Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra
    Robin Browning, conductor
  • 26 SEP 2016
    West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
    East Anglian Chamber Orchestra
  • 13 JUL 2016
    Chicago, IL, United States
    Grant Park Music Festival
    Michael Nesterowicz, conductor
  • 26 MAY 2016
    Bad Reichenhall, Germany
    Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie
    Christian Simonis, conductor
  • 18 MAR 2016
    Hof, Germany
    Hofer Symphoniker
    Hermann Bäumer, conductor
  • 05 MAR 2016
    Eberswalde, Germany
    Sinfonieorchester Collegium Musicum Potsdam
    Andreas Knut, conductor

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    19 March - Potsdam, Germany
    20 March - Berlin, Germany
  • 06 NOV 2015
    Oberlin, OH
    Oberlin Conservatory of Music
    Raphael Jimenez, conductor
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    Dresden, Germany
    Universitätsorchester Dresden
  • 12 JUL 2015
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Skyline Symphony - Frankfurter Kammerorchester
    Michael Sanderling, conductor
  • 12 JUN 2015
    Cottbus, Germany
    Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus
    Evan Christ, conductor

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    14 June - Cottbus, Germany
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    Berlin, Germany
    Symphonieorchester der UdK Berlin
    Steven Sloane, conductor
  • 03 MAY 2015
    Saarbrücken, Germany
    Saarländisches Staatsorchester
    David Robert Coleman, conductor

    Other Dates:
    4 May - Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 15 JAN 2015
    Auditorio de Tenerife, Sta. Cruz de Tenerife.
    Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife
    Michal Nesterowicz, conductor

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    16 January - Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • 15 JAN 2015
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife Tenerife, Spain
    Orquesta Sinfonica Tenerife
    Nesterowicz , conductor

    Other Dates:
    17 January - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Tenerife, Spain
  • 07 JAN 2015
    Basel, Switzerland
    Sinfonieorchester Basel
    Michal Nesterowicz, conductor

    Other Dates:
    8 January - Basel, Switzerland
  • 24 OCT 2014
    Prenzlau, Germany
    Preussisches Kammerorchester
    James Lowe, conductor
  • 06 OCT 2014
    Opera City Concert Hall Tokyo, Japan
    Kyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra
    Shi-Yeon Sung, conductor
  • 13 AUG 2014
    Görlitz, Germany
    Europera Jugendorchester

    Other Dates:
    14 August - Zittau, Germany
  • 02 JUL 2014
    Eichstätt, Germany
    Universitätsorchester der Katholischen Universität
    Uwe Sochaczewsky, conductor
  • 08 JUN 2014
    Hoya Komorebi Hall, Japan
    Nishi Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
    Chikara Imamura, conductor

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