• Witold Lutosławski
  • Double Concerto [Koncert podwojny] (1980)

  • Chester Music Ltd (Worldwide except Poland, Albania, Bulgaria, China, countries of former Czechoslovakia, Croatia, former territories of Yugoslavia, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, Romania, Hungary and countries of former USSR)

Commissioned by Paul Sacher

Chester Music is the publisher of this work in all territories except Poland, Albania, Bulgaria, China, countries of the former Czechoslovakia, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, Romania, Hungary and the whole territory of the former USSR, where the copyright is held by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM).

  • 2perc7vn.2va.2vc.db
  • oboe, harp
  • 20 min

Programme Note

My Double Concerto for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra was commissioned by Paul Sacher, who always had the Holligers in mind to perform it. The prospect of the piece being given by Paul Sacher and the Collegium Musicum with such famous virtuoso soloists was a great inspiration to me while I was working on the Concerto.

The music is multi-faceted and just when it seems to be saying one thing, it is saying something else at the same time – sometimes in contradiction. The titles of the movements – Rapsodico, Dolente, Marchiale e grotesco are only to be taken figuratively.

The first performance of Double Concerto took place on 24 August 1980 at the Lucerne Festival.


© Witold Lutoslawski
1980

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Double Concerto for Oboe and Harp: I. Rapsodico
Double Concerto for Oboe and Harp: II. Dolente
Double Concerto for Oboe and Harp: III. Marziale e grotesco

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