A total of 180 Polish cultural events are in the programme of the Edinburgh Festivals. Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra is performed by the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Most tonight. Tomorrow, the same orchestra is billed with Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto, with the German pianist Lars Vogt as the soloist.
Earlier, the London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev performed all of the four symphonies by Karol Szymanowski, as well as both of his violin concertos.
In an interview with the Rzeczpospolita daily, Valery Gergiev said he discovered Szymanowski’s music only four years ago when producing the opera ‘King Roger’ at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.
“It’s exciting music’, he said.
The performance of Szymanowski’s symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra will be repeated in London, Paris, Luxembourg and Frankfurt. Next year, the LSO is to perform Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater.
Why dont Poles do it!