Publisher: Chester Music
Double Concerto [Koncert podwojny] (1980)
Commissioned by Paul Sacher
Chester Music is the publisher of this work in all territories except Poland, Albania, Bulgaria, China, countries of the former Czechoslovakia, 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)
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
LUTOSLAWSKI – DOUBLE CONCERTO
My Double Concerto for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra was commissioned by Paul Sacher, who always had the Holligers in mind to perform it. The prospect of the piece being given by Paul Sacher and the Collegium Musicum with such famous virtuoso soloists was a great inspiration to me while I was working on the Concerto.
The music is multi-faceted and just when it seems to be saying one thing, it is saying something else at the same time – sometimes in contradiction. The titles of the movements – Rapsodico, Dolente, Marchiale e grotesco are only to be taken figuratively.
The first performance of Double Concerto took place on 24 August 1980 at the Lucerne Festival.
© Witold Lutoslawski
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
E. Brunner / M. Graf
Michel Lethiec, clarinet / Isabelle Moretti, harp / François Leleux, oboe / François Salque, cello
Budapest F. Liszt Symphony Orchestra
M-A. Suss, h. Schellenberger
NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Lucy Wakeford (harp)
Ernst Kovacic & Nicholas Daniel