Symphony No. 1 (Lutosławski)

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Polish composer Witold Lutosławski wrote his Symphony No. 1 in 1941–47, completing it in 1947.[1]

Structure[edit]

The symphony, lasting 25 minutes, is in four movements. The first, Allegro giusto, is a sonata allegro. The second is marked Poco adagio, while the third (Allegretto misterioso) is a scherzo whose opening theme is based on a twelve-note tone-row. The final movement is marked Allegro vivace.[2]

Instrumentation[edit]

Analysis[edit]

"Witold Lutosławski: Symphony No. 1"

Orchestration

World Premiere[edit]

The Grand Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio (WOSPR) performed its world premiere (conducted by Grzegorz Fitelberg, to whom it was dedicated) in Katowice on April 1, 1948.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Culture.pl. "Witold Lutosławski, "Symphony No. 1"". Culture.pl. Archived from the original on 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
  2. ^ "8.554283 – LUTOSLAWSKI: Symphony No. 1 / Chantefleurs et Chantefables". Retrieved 2012-01-13.