Composers / Witold Lutosławski / Places catalog

Toronto

An account from Toronto, from 1980, gives us some idea of how Danuta and Witold Lutosławski spent their time on concert tours. ‘[They] came to Toronto in time for a reception at the Polish Consulate on April 12, 1980 – as the flautist Robert Aitkin recalled the composer’s first stay – and stayed in town until the New Music Concerto on April 19, giving his attention in between to interested composition students and a major lecture in Walter Hall on April 18 (plus of course rehearsals for the concert). What little time was left, he spent composing in the hotel room and proofreading the manuscript which his wife Danuta copied each day’.

Lutosławski appeared in Toronto again on 24 October 1993. That concert would prove to be his last. ‘That concert […] was thanks to an invitation from Montreal, to receive an honorary doctorate from McGill University on October 30. Our concert was on October 24, the week before – Aitkin recalls. – This time the concert was recorded by the CBC with the plan to release it as a live recording. Little did we know that there would be a little old lady coughing in the first row… and that this would be Witold Lutosławski’s last conducted concert. Considerable effort went into editing out the wheezing and other extraneous noises and New Music Concerts released the recording at its own expense in 1994. For this purpose our NMC photographer André Leduc took a large number of photographs and in the sport of the occasion Witold was pleased to pose in a number of (very) amusing ways.’ In 2010, a recording of that concert, containing Partita, Chain II and Chantefleurs et Chantefables, was released by Naxos.

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Aix-en-Provence Appearances
Aldeburgh Appearances
Amsterdam Appearances
Århus Education
Aspen Appearances
Austin Other
Baranów Sandomierski Other
Basel Other
Basztowa Street Performance spaces
Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Other
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Belfast Other
Berea Performance spaces
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Białystok Education
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Budapest Other
Calgary Education, Other
Cambridge Other
Celle Publishers / Bookshops
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Cincinnati Other
Cleveland Appearances
Cologne Other
Copenhagen Appearances
Cracow Philharmonic Performance spaces
Dartington Education
Donaueschingen Other
Dresden Other
Drozdowo Flats
Düsseldorf Appearances
Edinburgh Other
Evian Appearances
Filmography Radio / TV
Florence Appearances
Geneva Appearances
Glasgow Other
Graz Other
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Hagen Other, Performance spaces
Hamburg Other
Hanover (New Hampshire) Other
Helsinki Education
Herkulessaal Appearances, Performance spaces
Houston Other
Huddersfield Appearances
Indianapolis Other
Jagiellonian University Education
Katowice Other
Kazimierz nad Wisłą Other
Komorów Flats
Lancaster Appearances
La Rochelle Appearances
Leeds Appearances
Leipzig Education, Performance spaces, Publishers / Bookshops
Lisbon Appearances
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London Sinfonietta Performance spaces
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Łomża Education
Madrid Appearances
Manchester Appearances
Mikołajki Other
Milan Appearances
Montreal Appearances
Moscow Appearances
Munich Philharmonic Appearances, Performance spaces
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Odense Education, Performance spaces
Olsztyn Education
Opio (near Grasse) Flats
Oslo Other
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Prague Appearances
PWM EDITION Publishers / Bookshops
Riga Performance spaces
Rome Other
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Royal Philharmonic Society Appearances
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Salzburg Other
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Strasbourg Appearances
Stawisko
Stockholm Appearances
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Tokyo Appearances
Toronto Education
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Warsaw Appearances, Flats, Other, Performance spaces
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Wzdów Other
Zagreb Performance spaces
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Zurich Performance spaces