Lutosławski’s Last Concert

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Lutosławski’s Last Concert



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27th Sept 2010




74 minutes


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Lutosławski’s Last Concert


Partita for violin & orchestra


Chain 2 - Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra

Chantefleurs et Chantefables

Chain 1

Fujiko Imajishi (violin) & Valdine Anderson (soprano)

New Music Concerts Ensemble, Witold Lutosławski



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The great Polish composer Witold Lutosławski was an important conductor of his own highly expressive music.

This is Lutoslawski’s final appearance as a conductor of his own works before his death on 7th February, 1994.

With Chain 1 he developed a new compositional method linking contrasting musical ideas into a satisfying whole. Partita, Interlude and Chain 2 form an impressive trilogy. Chantefleurs et Chantefables is a luminous, bittersweet song cycle.

Canadian soprano Valdine Anderson has been acclaimed for performances ranging from Baroque to contemporary music. Fujiko Imajishi, concertmaster of the National Ballet of Canada and Esprit Orchestra, has enjoyed a long association with Toronto’s New Music Concerts.

Witold Lutoslawski: Partita (version for violin and orchestra)

I. Allegro giusto

II. Ad libitum

III. Largo

IV. Ad libitum

V. Presto

Witold Lutoslawski: Interlude


Witold Lutoslawski: Chain II

I. Ad libitum

II. A battuta

III. Ad libitum

IV. A battuta

Witold Lutoslawski: Chantefleurs et Chantefables

No. 1. La belle-de-nuit

No. 2. La sauterelle

No. 3. La veronique

No. 4. L'eglantine, l'aubepine et la glycine

No. 5. La tortue

No. 6. La rose

No. 7. L'alligator

No. 8. L'angelique

No. 9. Le papillon

Witold Lutoslawski: Chain I

Chain I

The Guardian

28th October 2010


“The disc is worth its price for the performance of the Robert Desnos song-cycle Chantefleurs et Chantefables alone, a sequence of bejewelled miniatures, gorgeously sung by Valdine Anderson, whose apparently childlike simplicity belies the craft and subtlety of their settings.”

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