Listening log, Research & Reflection

Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra

At BBC Proms from 10th August televised this evening.  National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain conducted by Edward Gardner.  Good use of short phrases and cross-rhythms – last movement clearly a passacaglia starting with really hushed double basses.  

Following link indicates the work is largely based on fragments of Poliosh folk songs local to Warsaw:

On a technical point were the trombones flutter tonguing in some way or just muted?

Worth more intensive study in future! I have never played it.  

NYO performers on top form; excellent 3 solo violins with finger movement in the video that you would think was copied identically,  Leader has a very clean vertical finger action.


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