Sheet Music – £ – The study score of Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto For Orchestra. First performed in November by the Warsaw Philharmonic. Duration: 29′; Instrumentation: batt (4esec) cel 2ar pf-archi; Year: ; Language of edition: eng, ger, pol; Type: parts, score. Concerto for Orchestra. Witold Lutosławski – Composer – Concerto for Orchestra [Koncert na orkiestre] ( ) – Music Sales Classical. Witold Lutoslawski. Scores on subscription.

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Is the transcription accurate? Jadwiga Paja-Stach translated by Ewa Cholewka.

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Rate this product’s difficulty level: They are coloured in new ways, owing to the instrumental, dynamic and textural transformations. The score calls for three flutes two doubling piccolothree oboes one doubling cor anglaisthree clarinets one doubling bass clarinetthree bassoons one doubling contrabassoonfour hornsfour trumpetsfour trombonestubatimpanisnaretenor and bass drumcymbalstambourinetam-tamxylophonebellscelestatwo harpspiano and strings.

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The resulting Concerto for Orchestra took nearly four years to complete. The arch form of the first movement contains two more alternating sections: Views Read Edit View history. The theme is revealed in increasingly higher registers of string instruments and then in a group of woodwind instruments in perfect fifth transpositions, all this against the background of continuously sounding octave F sharps in double basses, kettle-drums and harps.


The first movement, entitled Intrada, is cast in an arch form composed of a number of sections: Review Guidelines Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product.

While much of the material used is folk orientated, no attempt was made to reproduce folk idioms. Capriccio notturno ed Arioso: The Corale’s second appearance produces a solemn finale for the monumental construction, the material for concetro is borrowed from a nineteenth-century collection compiled by the Polish ethnologist Oskar Kolberg.

He also endowed them with a new musical sense by presenting them in the context of different melodic and harmonic content. The second movement Capriccio notturno e arioso resembles a symphonic scherzo in character and structure.

In the section using the formal model of the passacaglia, the composer took as his theme a variant of a folk melody, which assumes various colouristic shades evident in a dozen varied instrumental combinations, ranging from the dark colour of double basses with harp, through increasingly lighter colours to a two-tiered orchestral tutti, in which the theme is accompanied by a mobile layer of ”rushing”, ”brilliant” figurations.

Kutoslawski but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again. Please see our Privacy Policy for details. This lutoslawki was last edited on 13 Augustat Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. Consisting of four sections A A1 B A2the movement includes jocose elements A, A1 and A2in very quick tempo, with unexpected accents, disrupting the flow of the material as well as a song-like section Bmodelled on folk melodies.

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The work starts with a theme in cellos based on a Masovian sccore. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.


The final section provides a much condensed, quiet reprise of the opening one, the pedal F sharp now sounding in the high register. He transformed these melodies by changing orchestrz rhythms and by subjecting them to colouristic alterations through varied instrumentation.

Concerto for Orchestra is a virtuosic composition, requiring from the performers high technical efficiency and an ability to create contrasting moods. Used to contact you regarding your review. The second movement is also in tripartite form and it displays a similar contrast between its outer sections based on the same material. Free use is made of all twelve notes, while sometimes the part writing suggests several simultaneous tonal planes.

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Concerto for Orchestra (Lutosławski)

We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. I am a music teacher. The composer moulds them into orchesyra different reality, lending them new harmony, adding atonal counterpoints, turning them into neo-baroque forms. This brittle but brilliant work is enormously direct. Is it a good teaching tool? By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy.

With regard to its content, the toccata theme is akin to that of the passacaglia; it gains a new character here, however, mainly owing to the rhythmic changes and tempo variation, whereas new melodic material is introduced in Corale after Figure The very condensed reprise of the first part finally peters out on divided double basses and drums of different sizes.

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