A concert on the 25th death anniversary of Witold Lutosławski and the 110th death anniversary of Mieczysław Karłowicz will take place in the headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice on February 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Orchestra under the baton of Antoni Wit will perform three works by the mentioned composers. Novelette (1980) by Witold Lutosławski, written for Mścisław Rostropowicz, then head of the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, refers to Robert Schumann's piano cycle of the same (almost) title. Piano concerto (1988), dedicated to Krystian Zimerman, belongs to the last phase of Lutosławski's work, in which he drew more and more from romantic music – hence the reminiscences of Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninov, as well as Ravel and Bartók. Louis Lortie will perform as a soloist. The concert will end with Symphony in E minor "Rebirth" (1902) by Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876-1909). Despite the perceptible influences of Tchaikovsky and Wagner, this work presents already crystallized foundations of the Young Poland's aesthetics: programme, pantheism, dark orchestral colorus.
The concert was produced under the patronage of PWM Edition as part of the project TUTTI.pl promoting the performance of Polish music.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
More information at: http://www.nospr.org.pl/pl/koncerty/1221/nospr-antoni-wit-louis-lortie