Publisher: Chester Music
Les Espaces du sommeil (1975)
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
In December 1974 in Warsaw, after a recital which he had given with Sviatoslav Richter, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau asked me if I had ever composed anything for baritone. I have always been an admirer of his and the prospect of hearing my music performed by that outstanding artist was a tremendous stimulus to me. I put aside all other work and devoted nearly the whole of 1975 to composing LES ESPACES DU SOMMEIL, the text being the poem by Robert Desnos.
The first performance took place in Berlin on 12 April 1978 when I conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the soloist was Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, to whom the work is dedicated.
© Witold Lutoslawski
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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Polish National Radio Orchestra
H. Schiff, celloM. Argerich, piano / N. Freire, pianoD. Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Witold lutoslawski / W. Rowicki / W. Lutoslawski / W. Rowicki
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
A. Kruszewski, baritone
P. Kusiewicz, tenor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Lucy Crowe (soprano) Toby Spence (tenor) Christopher Purves (baritone)