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Witold Lutosławski at his piano, photo: Lucjan Fogiel / East News

Two Japanese musicians – a conductor frequently visiting Poland and a master pianist who is now a resident expert at the Polish Institute in Tokyo – will present a concert dedicated to Polish music in Tokyo.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, in the background: Witold Lutosławski, photo: Konrad Ćwik / IAM

Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform Witold Lutosławski's Third Symphony in a series of concerts realised by the Polska Music USA programme. The event is co-organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute within the Polska Music programme.

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Steven Stucky, photo: Hoebermann

Multi-award-winning American composer and music expert Steven Stucky passed away on 14th February 2016 at the age of 66 due to brain cancer. He was a highly-respected figure in Poland for his life-long friendship with Witold Lutosławski and his definitive book on the Polish composer.

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The MIT Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Sina Mohammadi

The MIT Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of classic Polish pieces by the composers Moniuszko, Szymanowski and Lutosławski at MIT's Kresge Auditorium on 16th October 2015.

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In 2013, Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle, great aficionados of Witold Lutosławski’s music, met at the Berliner Philharmoniker. They performed the Piano Concerto (a piece the composer dedicated to Zimerman) and Symphony No. 2. Now, the recording of the concert is to be published thanks to the Berliner Philharmoniker, Deutsche Grammophon, and Polska Music.

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A still from Portrety wojenne / Wartime portraits, photo: SHIPsBOY

Four documentaries co-produced by Polish Television were awarded during this year’s New York Festivals. At the same time these were the only Polish productions qualified to the finals of the prestigious World’s Best Tv & Films 2015 competition.

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Headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, designed by the Konior Studio, photo: Bartek Barczyk / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra press materials

On October 1, 2014, the date of the International Music Day, the new headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra was opened in Katowice.

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On 23rd January, 2015, the Google Cultural Institute launched the Witold Lutosławski 1913-1994 multimedia exhibition, composed of archival photography, video materials and comments from the composer’s friends, family and co-workers, and from the composer himself. The exhibition was organized by Culture.pl.

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Krzysztof Urbański during the concert

One of the most promising Polish conductors presented the music of Witold Lutosławski and Wojciech Kilar in Japan.

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Lutosławski Piano Duo (Emilia Sitarz and Bartłomiej Wąsik), one of the world's leading young piano duos, is to perform on 11th November, 2014, at Sevgi Gonul Cultural Centre in Turkey.

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Culture.pl presents its guide to the musical events which will resonate in concert halls across Poland this autumn. From the baroque through to the classics of 20th century avant-garde, here are the highlights not to be missed – depending on what you are into:

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 Andrzej Panufnik with daughter Roxanna, photo by © Camilla Jessel Panufnik FRPS

This month, Welsh audiences will have the opportunity to hear music by Grażyna Bacewicz, Andrzej Panufnik, Witold Lutosławski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki, Paweł Łukaszewski and Maciej Zieliński at the Presteigne Festival, partnered by Polska Music.

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Comprising 6 CDs, the collection Witold Lutosławski. Orchestral Works includes almost all of the great composer's works for orchestra. This edition misses just three pieces: Preludes and Fugues for 13 strings from 1972, Double Concerto for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra (1980) and Chain I for chamber orchestra.

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British publisher Chandos, with the help of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, published a CD of the vocal works of Witold Lutosławski.

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Witold Lutosławski, fot. dzięki uprzejmości Towarzystwa im. Witolda Lutosławskiego

See the mutlimedia guide to Lutoslawski's Year, in which you will find, among others, the map of the most important events.

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Daniel Lopatin, czyli Oneohtrix Point Never, fot. Sacrum Profanum

“Music For Steamed Rocks” is a reintepretation of Witold Lutoslawski's Preludes and Fugues by Daniel Lopatin

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Jacek Kochan Trio performs at Nargis Jazz Club in Istanbul with the project LUTOSL – an homage paid to the 100th anniversary of the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski.

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A composer, conductor, and an emmigrant. A husband and father, an artist constantly inspired by the tantric tradition. A man who admired the power emanating from trees. Twentieth century history is reflected in the life of Andrzej Panufnik, as well as dilemmas shared by artists for centuries. What can we say about the composer, 100 years after his birth?

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Witold Lutosławski, 1993, photo: B. Haes / courtesy of the Witold Lutosławski Society Radio broadcasts reaching 2 million listeners, 700 concerts across the world and the 22 thousand viewers of the Woven Words series are only a fraction of the attractions that filled the 2013 Lutosławski Year.

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Bachtrack - the largest Internet search engine associated with classical music concerts - ranked Witold Lutosławski the 48th most frequently performed composer of the year 2013, with a +31 growth from his previous position of 79th in 2012.

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