Composers / Witold Lutosławski / Places catalog

Munich Philharmonic

The music lovers of Munich became familiar with the music of Lutosławski thanks to a cycle of concerts entitled Musica Viva. At the beginning of 1961, as part of that cycle, the Concerto for Orchestra was performed by the local philharmonic orchestra under the baton of Fritz Rieger. Five years later, the composer appeared in person at the Herkulessaal, conducting the chorus in a presentation of the Trois poèmes d’Henri Michaux. The organisers of Musica Viva also included his music on their programmes in the years 1970, 1976 and 1985. In that last year, they invited him for a monographic concert, in which he conducted the Third Symphony, among other things.

In November 1984, the Munich Philharmonic wanted to commission from Lutosławski a concerto for two pianos, but the composer turned them down. A couple of years later, however, the orchestra could boast a ‘Lutosławski’ premiere. In January 1990, it was the first to perform his quasi-concerto for violin of rather unusual origins and form. That work represented a combination of a work that had been in existence for five years and two new pieces that were being performed for the first time: thus Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Munich Philharmonic under Lutosławski’s baton began their performance with Partita, in a new arrangement for violin and orchestra; next, the soloist, having put down her violin, listened with the audience to Interlude, completed just three months before, after which she picked up her instrument again and played Chain II.

Place Category
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
BBC Orchestra and other ensembles Appearances
Belfast Other
Berea Performance spaces
Berlin Appearances
Białystok Education
Boston Appearances
Brisbane Other
Budapest Other
Calgary Education, Other
Cambridge Other
Celle Publishers / Bookshops
Chicago Appearances
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
Łagów Other
Lancaster Appearances
La Rochelle Appearances
Leeds Appearances
Leipzig Education, Performance spaces, Publishers / Bookshops
Lisbon Appearances
Liverpool Appearances
Łomża Education
London Sinfonietta Performance spaces
Los Angeles Appearances
Louisville (Kentucky) Other
Lublin Appearances
Lucerne Other
Madrid Appearances
Manchester Appearances
Mikołajki Other
Milan Appearances
Montreal Appearances
Moscow Appearances
Munich Philharmonic Appearances, Performance spaces
New York Appearances
Odense Education, Performance spaces
Olsztyn Education
Opio (near Grasse) Flats
Oslo Other
Paris Appearances
Pittsburgh Appearances
Poznań Other
Prague Appearances
PWM EDITION Publishers / Bookshops
Riga Performance spaces
Rome Other
Rotterdam Appearances
Royal Albert Hall Appearances, Performance spaces
Royal Philharmonic Society Appearances
Saint Paul (Minnesota) Other
Salzburg Other
San Francisco Appearances
Strasbourg Appearances
Stockholm Appearances
Sydney Appearances
Szczecin Other
Tanglewood Education, Other
Tokyo Appearances
Toronto Education
Toruń Education
Venice Performance spaces
Vienna Performance spaces
Villars-sur-Ollon Other
Warsaw Appearances, Flats, Other, Performance spaces
Washington Appearances
Wawel Appearances
Wehr near Rheinfelden Other
Wrocław Other, Performance spaces
Wzdów Other
Zagreb Performance spaces
Zegrze Other
Zurich Performance spaces