Composers / Witold Lutosławski / Routes
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.