Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, winner of the 2010 Chopin Competition, joined the ensemble for a Slavic-themed program composed of pieces by Lutoslawski
, Chopin and Dvorak.
Then there's a stint at the Metropolitan Opera in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, followed by Mozart's version of Handel's Alexander-Fest in Vienna, a Britten recital at London's Wigmore Hall and Lutoslawski
's Les espaces du sonuneil (a 1970s piece written for the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Works include Haydn's String Trio in G, Op.53; Debussy's Syrinx; Flute Quartets by Mozart (K285) and Gordon Jacob, plus Lutoslawski
's Five Bucolics for Viola & Cello.
The programme though wasn't all one nation, instead working its way through degrees - shades - of Polishness from Russian Alexander Glazunov's arrangement of Franco-Polish Chopin dances to Witold Lutoslawski
's 1954 masterpiece Concerto for Orchestra.
CLASSICAL: A mouthwatering introduction to the RLPO's season-long celebration of Polish music, Polska features a programme vibrant with Polish dance rhythms - Glazunov's Chopiniana, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2, Kilar's Orawa and Lutoslawski
's Concerto for Orchestra.
BBC Proms 2009 (7.00pm) The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain appears at the Royal Albert Hall under principal conductor Vasily Petrenko, performing music by Tchaikovsky, Lutoslawski
The concert also features the Mala Suite by Polish composer Lutoslawski
, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No 1 and a work by Robert Ramskill, senior lecturer in music at Coventry University.
In this case it's Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, written in 1943, and Lutoslawski
's Concerto for Orchestra, written a decade later in 1954.
When Klein analyzes music with which he strongly identifies and understands, such as in the fifth chapter, "The Logic of Suffering in Lutoslawski
's Symphony No.
We welcome you all to bid him a fond farewell as he conducts a programme of Lutoslawski
and Mahler at Hudders-field in December.