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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).
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd (Polish Works)
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
1951
Duration
11 Minutes


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Witold Lutosławski Little Suite [Mala suita] (1951)
LUTOSLAWSKI – LITTLE SUITE

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

  • Ensemble
    Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    P. Paleczny, piano
    Conductor
    Antoni Wit
    Naxos:
  • Ensemble
    Koszalin State Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conductor
    S. Kawalla
    Vienna Modern Masters:
  • Ensemble
    Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    K. Jakowicz, violin
    Conductor
    T. Ukigaya
    Thorofon:
  • Ensemble
    Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Andrzej Bauer Krzysztof akowski Piotr Paleczny
    NAXOS:
  • Ensemble
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Paul Watkins, cello
    Conductor
    Edward Gardner
    Chandos:
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