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Composer of the Week: Lutoslawski


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3: Chance, 1960-70. "Those few minutes were to change my life decisively. While listening to it, I suddenly realized that I could compose music differently from that of my past." A radio broadcast of a work by the American composer John Cage in 1960 provided Lutoslawski with the catalyst for a change in direction in his music. Donald Macleod looks at those works of the 1960s that experiment with chance procedures.
Postlude No 1; Jeux Vénitiens
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antoni Wit
Le Grand Combat (Trois Poemes d'Henri Michaux) Polish Radio National
Symphony Orchestra, Krakow Radio Chorus conducted by the Composer Symphony No 2 BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davies


Unknown: John Cage
Music: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Andrew Davies

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Composer of the Week: Lutoslawski

BBC Radio 3, 22 January 2003 9.00

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