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Witold Lutoslawski


Witold Lutoslawski, Polish composer.


Lutoslawski, Witold was born on January 25, 1913 in Warsaw. Son of Jozef and Maria (Olszewska) Lutoslawski.


Degree piano State Conservatory Music, Warsaw, 1936. Degree in composition, Warsaw, 1937. Doctor (honorary), Cleveland Institute Music, 1971.

Doctor (honorary), Northwestern University, 1972. Doctor (honorary), Warsaw University, 1073. Doctor (honorary), Lancaster University, 1975.

Doctor (honorary), University Glasgow, 1977. Doctor (honorary), Copernicus University, 1980. Doctor, Durham University.

Doctor, Jagiellonian University, Cracow. Doctor, Baldwin-Wallace College. Doctor, Cambridge University, 1987.

Doctor, Royal Northern College Manchester, 1987. Doctor, Belfast University, 1987. Honorary Doctor, Chopin Music College, Warsaw, 1988.

Honorary Doctor, New England conservatory of Music, 1990. Honorary Doctor, University Humaines Science, Strasbourg, 1990. Doctor of Music (honorary), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1991.


Member program committee member program committee Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956—1974. Tcgr. composition Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, Massachusetts, 1962, Dartington, Devon, England, 1963—1964, Swedish Royal Academy Music, 1965, Aarhus, Denmark, 1968.


  • Composer: Cello Concerto, 1970. Contributor. Composer: first public performance orchestra piece, 1933, Preludes & Fugue for 13 solo strings, 1972, Les espaces du sommeil for baritone & orchestra, 1975, Mi-parti for orch, 1976, Novelette for orchestra, 1979, Double Concerto for oboe, harp & orchestra, 1980, Third Symphony, 1983, Chairn 1 for chamber orchestra, 1983, Partita for violin & piano, 1984, Chain 2, dialogue for violin & orchestra, 1985, Chain 3 for symphony orch, 1986.

    Performer, Europe, American, Asia, Australia, A.


Fellow: Serbian Academy of Sciences, Music London, Royal College Music London, Association Norwigian Composers. Member: Academy Scientiarum et Artium Europea, Academy National de Santa Cecilia (Rome), Academy Royale de Belgique, et des Lettres, des Arts, Academy Europeenne des Science, Academy des Beaux Arts (Paris), Polish Composers' Union (honorary), Association Professional Cokmposers (honorary), International Society Contemporary Music (honorary), Konzert hausgesellschaft Vienna (honorary), Royal Academy Music (London), National Institute Arts & Letters, Bayerische Akademie der Schonen Kunste (Munich), Deutsche Akademie der Kunste zu Berlin, Akademie der Kunste, Freie Akademy der Kunste (Hamburg), Royal Swedish Academy Music, American Academy Arts & Letters (honorary).


  • Other Interests



Married Maria Danuta Dygat, September 24, 1946.

Jozef Lutoslawski

Maria (Olszewska) Lutoslawski

Maria Danuta Dygat