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Lutoslawski and Brahms
orchestral music -
grips
GERALD FENECH

'Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya marshalls his Fort Worth forces with effortless control.'

Lutoslawski - Brahms - Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. © 2016 harmonia mundi usa

After World War II, Poland soon found itself under a new regime: Stalin's Soviet Russia, and just as Russian artists were subjected to severe censorship and regimentation, so were their Polish counterparts. It was in this almost unbearable political climate that Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994) was 'ordered' to compose works based upon Polish folk songs, and the ideal opportunity soon arrived. In 1950, the famous conductor Witold Rowicki had just founded the Warsaw Philharmonic, and he duly asked the composer to write a new piece, something not too difficult, but audacious enough for the new ensemble to display its qualities.

This was the chance Lutosławski had been waiting for...

Copyright © 29 August 2016 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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LUTOSLAWSKI - BRAHMS - FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JOHANNES BRAHMS

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG

HARMONIA MUNDI

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

POLAND

GERMANY

TEXAS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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