"Partita for violin and orchestra" was composed by Witold Lutoslawski in 1988.
The first performance took place on January 10, 1990 in Munich. Anne-Sophie Mutter was accompanied by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lutosławski himself.
Witold Lutosławski played the violin till the age of nineteen and continued to perform as a concert pianist after the war (...)
The Partita is one of the compositions in which Lutosławski attempts a synthesis of his previous strings works, turning to, among other things, the sound gestures from the period before "Funeral Music".
"I composed Partita for violin and piano in the autumn of 1984 at the request of St Paul Chamber Orchestra for Pinchas Zukerman and Marc Neikrug.
The work consists for five movements. Of these the main movements are the first (allegro guisto), the third (largo) and the fifth (presto). The second and fourth are but short interludes to be played ad libitum. A short ad libitum section also appears before the end of the last movement..."
Yulia Iglinova (vl.)
Horacio Lavandera (pno.)
Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra conducted by Adrian Leaper.
Recorded live in 2007 at the Teatro Monumental, Madrid.
& don't miss the "13 solo strings" conducted by Witold Lutoslawski himself