WITOLD R. LUTOSLAWSKI - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 317388
Sale Price $126.00
WITOLD R. LUTOSLAWSKI
Signed card bearing a clipped photo of the Polish composer
Photograph Mount signed: "Witold Lutoslawski", 6x4. Clipped photo (b/w, 2¼x2¾) affixed to left of signature. Polish conductor and composer Witold R. Lutoslawski (1913-1994), perhaps best known for his "Concerto for Orchestra" (1954), also composed four symphonies, a string quartet, and several songs and instrumental numbers. His early compositions were influenced by Polish folk music. He later developed a quite distinctive style of his own, building harmonies from small groups of musical intervals, and also aleatoric processes (in which the rhythmic coordination of parts is subject to an element of chance). A soldier captured by the Germans in 1939, Lutoslawski escaped, and spent the war years playing piano in Warsaw cafes. He had problems with the communist government, too, which claimed his "formalistic" style was too elitist. He lent support to the Solidarity movement of 1980 by refusing to give performances in Poland, except to groups of workers. Pencil note (unknown hand). Corners slightly worn. Fine condition.
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