Report on the presence of Witold Lutosławski’s music in the musical life of Poland and the world

Author: Cichoń Ewa Category: Report Published: Jun 17, 2013

"The Report on the presence of Witold Lutosławski’s music in the musical life of Poland and the world" has originated in the Institute of Music and Dance, which in 2013 also performs the role of the Lutosławski Year Celebrations Office. The publication’s objective is to provide an account of the presence of Lutosławski and his music from the composer’s death in 1994 until the start of his birthday centenary celebrations, that is the end of 2012. This report will be supplemented in early 2014 with information on the events and achievements of the Witold Lutosławski Year 2013.

The information presented in this report covers many different areas of the reception of Witold Lutosławski’s oeuvre, including publications and performances of individual pieces and their radio broadcasts (Polish Radio EBU), audio and video recordings, literature, films and television programmes (TVP), websites devoted to the composer’s life and oeuvre, persons and institutions who study and promote his work, institutions named after Witold Lutosławski, and other occurrences connected with Lutosławski and his music, as well as pieces by other composers dedicated to the Polish artist – especially ones containing a dedication in the title.

The report relates to the period from the composer’s death in 1994 until the end of 2012. Some analyses and lists include data referring to the period before 1994, for instance the list of literature features books published before 1994 and available in December 2012, as well as documentary films or other composers’ pieces dedicated to Lutosławski that were created before 1994, along with those created in 1994 and after (the report contains a selection of compositions which the author found either on the Internet or through music companies).

More space has been devoted to performances in Poland and abroad, recordings, and also literature. The statistics on performances range from 2004 to 2012, while the data on performances abroad cover the period from 1999 to 2003.

The table presenting broadcasts on Polskie Radio [Polish Radio], Poland’s national radio broadcaster, covers 2006 to 2012 and is arranged by titles.
A separate table contains a list of Polish Radio’s offers submitted to the EBU repository.

Tables of publications by PWM Edition, Moeck and Others (releases by Moeck and other publishers referring to two titles) and Chester contain works issued after 1994 and available in December 2012, arranged alphabetically by title. The abbreviations used in the tables refer to the type of publication, i.e. hardcopy scores (N for PWM, Moeck and others; SM for Chester), electronic scores (eN), orchestra materials for hire, parts (MO for PWM, Moeck and others; OP for Chester). Brackets indicate publication series or type of notation, e.g. BMP (Biblioteka Małych Partytur, or Library of Miniature Scores) on the PWM Edition list, or “study score” on the Chester list

 

Translation: Monika Tacikowska
Proofreading: Alan Lockwood

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