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Lutoslawski Studies - Zbigniew Skowron

Lutoslawski Studies

By: Zbigniew Skowron (Editor)

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Lutoslawski Studies presents for the first time an overview of the great twentieth-century composer Witold Lutoslawskis works and his compositional style. Whereas most previous literature on Lutoslawski's music has focussed on disparate or isolated aspects of his compositional technique, this study encompasses areas such as the composer's aesthetics, the evolution of his style, and the compositional strategies which apply to broader periods of his creativity. The international team of contributors (including the leading Lutoslawski scholars Steve Stucky, Charles Bodman Rae, and Martina Homma) bring to this study the results of recent research, offering a broader approach that links many issues which have been treated selectively in former studies, as well as throwing new light on the essence of the composer's music and the way in which modern and traditional elements co-exist.

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An indispensable read for specialists and students of his music. Refreshingly, its 14 academic essays, fastidiously edited by Zbigniew Skowron, also have much to offer the braver Lutoslawski enthusiast BBC Music Magazine

List of Music Examples Part 1: Aesthetics Zbigniew Skowron: Lutoslawski's Aesthetics: A Reconstruction of the Composers Outlook Charles Bodman Rae: Lutoslawski's Sound World: a World of Contrasts John Casken: The Visionary and the Dramatic in the Music of Lutoslawski Benoît Aubigny: Poetic and Dramatic Schemes in Lutoslawski's Vocalo-Instrumental Works Maria Anna Harley: Dans la nuit: The Themes of Death and Night in Lutoslawski's Oeuvre Part 2: Style and Compositional Technique Steven Stucky: Change and Constancy: The Essential Lutoslawski James Harley: Considerations of Symphonic Form in the Music of Lutoslawski Matina Homma: Lutoslawski Studies in Twelve-Tone Rows Adrian Thomas: Jeux vénitiens: Working Methods at the Start of Lutoslawski's Mature Period Arnold Whittall: Between Polarity and Synthesis: The Modernist Paradigm in Lutoslawski's Concertos for Piano Jadwiga Paja-Stach: The Stylistic Traits of Witold Lutoslawski's Works for Instrumental Solo and Piano Andrzej Tuchowski: The Intergrative Role of Motion Patterns in Lutoslawski's Mature Symphonic Works. A Comparison of Livre pour Orchestre and the Symphony No. 4 Irina Nikolska: On the Types of Chain-Connections in the Late Music of Lutoslawski. Some Remarks on Chain 1 for Chamber Ensemble and Chain 3 for Orchestra Peter Petersen: Microtones in the Music of Lutoslawski Select Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780198166603
ISBN-10: 0198166605
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.69