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listen  1. Fanfare for Los Angeles PhilharmonicEsa-Pekka Salonen0:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Symphony No. 1: I. Allegro giustoEsa-Pekka Salonen 5:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Symphony No. 1: II. Poco adagioEsa-Pekka Salonen 9:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. III. Allegretto misteriosoEsa-Pekka Salonen 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Symphony No. 1: IV. Allegro vivaceEsa-Pekka Salonen 5:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Symphony No. 2: I. Hésitant (Instrumental) [Clean]Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra;Esa-Pekka Salonen;Dawn Upshaw;Peter Crowley13:40Album Only
listen  7. II. Direct (Instrumental) [Clean]Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra;Esa-Pekka Salonen;Dawn Upshaw;Paul Crossley14:11Album Only
listen  8. Symphony No. 3 [Clean]Esa-Pekka Salonen;Los Angeles Philharmonic31:26Album Only
listen  9. Symphony No. 4 [Clean]Esa-Pekka Salonen;Los Angeles Philharmonic21:01Album Only

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  • Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Composer: Witold Lutoslawski
  • Audio CD (March 12, 2013)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: SONY MASTERWORKS
  • ASIN: B00AK3X3M4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,893 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Witold Lutosławski is by now assured a repertoire staple, in many ways thanks to the commitment of Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Of the many giants of 20th Century music few were as introspective and compelled to discover a mode of expressing the psyche as Lutoslawski. My first introduction to his work was in the 1970s, listening to the rehearsals and subsequent performance of his 'Concerto for Orchestra' and it was love at first sound. Yet hearing how this quiet giant grew in his orchestrating techniques, his exploration of sound clouds and finding exquisite melody in a format of linear atonal composition all culminating in his 4th Symphony is no less than astonishing.

Fortunately for everyone Esa-Pekka Salonen and the LA Philharmonic bonded with Witold Lutoslawski in an understandable union: Lutoslawski blossomed as a very important voice in Contemporary Music at the same time Salonen took over the helm of the LA Philharmonic. There is also an affinity for Lutoslawski's music inherent in the very city of Los Angeles - a place of the avante garde, a testing ground for the leading edge in all the arts, and a populace open to embracing the new. From the beginning the presentation of Lutoslawski's works were lauded by both the audiences and critics, to the point that at the end of his career Lutoslawski had formed a warm affinity for LA and vice versa. Salonen has been recording Lutoslawski works from the beginning of his relationship with the LA Phil and the collaboration has produced some of the finest recordings of the composer's works. And though there are other release of Salonen records of the symphonies 2, 3 and 4, this is the first recoding of the 1st symphony.
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen originally recorded Witold Lutoslawski's Symphonies 2-4 and the brief "Fanfare for the LA Philharmonic" for CBS/Sony Classical in the 1980s and 1990s, a couple of acclaimed discs (1 2) that many fans of 20th century music are already likely to have. With this 2013 reissue, Sony now offers a recording of Lutoslawski's First. However, whether you'll want this particular set or not depends on you, see below.

Of course, that Symphony No. 1 (1947) is not one of the Polish composer's masterpieces, being written early in his career when he was still seeking a distinctive voice. This is a fairly anonymous Neoclassical work in four movements (Allegro giusto, Poco adagio, Allegretto misterioso, and Allegro vivace), with the rhythmic zest of Bartók and Stravinsky. Lutoslawski does extend tonality to a degree that troubled the Communist establishment, but never in a way that is recognizably his own. This is a live recording and there is applause at the end.

Lutoslawski's fully mature style, in my opinion, came only in the late 1950s when he decided to embrace total chromaticism and introduce "ad libitum" sections into his works, where the musicians are given clearly defined pitches but the conductor stops beating time. The result is a bubbly texture that could not be achieved through other means. The "Symphony No. 2" (1968) was Lutoslawski's first large-scale orchestral work using these techniques. The two movements bear the titles "Hesitant" and "Direct", and the symphony sounds like what they imply.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Allen on April 19, 2013
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Despite competition from Gardner on Chandos, these, in my opinion, are the finest performances of these symphonies currently available. Performances and recordings are impeccable.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Susan Fancher on October 2, 2013
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My husband is a fan of Lutoslawski's music. This was a gift for him. Perfect! Gorgeous recording of these pieces.
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