Venetian Games mark the beginning of playing with aleatoricism in Lutosławski’s music. The score was written for wind instruments, a harp, a piano duet and. composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Venetian Games, for chamber on AllMusic. Witold Lutosławski. Written as a result of Lutosławski’s search for a new, individual of my new work that has determined the use of the word ‘game’ in the title”.

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Lutoslawwki is obviously hard and difficult music for most listeners. It is only in the fourth movement of the Games that the narrative pattern of the whole work becomes apparent, as it reveals the formal concept of the composition, which consists of the introductory, transitory, narrative and concluding stages. Thus, Section C utilizes woodwinds and 3 timpani; Section E utilizes woodwinds, 3 timpani, and 3 brass instruments; and Section G utilizes woodwinds, 3 timpani, 3 brass instruments, and piano.

This is one of gzmes most important of Lutoslawski’s compositions in terms of spreading his reputation worldwide.

The second movement, a short scherzo, is in traditional ultoslawski metre. It was written for performance in Venice in April A”, C”, E-6″, and G”. For example, the woodwind pitches of section A contain 12 notes and exhibit the following intervallic structure from bottom to top: The score was written for wind instruments, vrnetian harp, a piano duet and twelve stringed instruments their number is connected to the twelve-note harmony.


The movement ends with repetitions of this signal with decreasing sound intensity. The opening movement is divided into eight sections labeled from A to H.

It is accompanied by other woodwind instruments as well as the harp and the piano. Ad libitum episodes dominated by wind instruments alternate with sections played in a traditional manner by the strings. Concerto for Orchestra, etc.

As Lutoslawski applied the idea, he frequently leaves to performers some of the choices that are normally dictated by the composer. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

The title is therefore not supposed to serve as a guide to understanding the internal workings lutoslaeski the music, nor is it meant to point to non-musical sources of inspiration. Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol.

Inspired by John CageVenetian Games is notable for its use of limited aleatory techniques. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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The form of this movement is a result of using refrains and episodes, where the refrains are played aleatorically ad libitum, while the episodes are traditionally conducted a battuta. In designated sections musicians were to perform their parts with some degree of freedom — notes could last shorter or longer than written — as if they were playing themselves, without paying attention to other musicians. Jazz Latin New Age. The sections contrast with each other like a series of refrains and episode.


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Instruments are generally restricted to playing certain intervals within gigantic aggregates of two note chords. The first movement of the Games is made up of eight sections, written in frames marked with letters from A to H in the score. Music he wrote at that time is characterized by dense, aggressive sound and, as can be imagined, extensive application of the new approach.

Each section corresponds with a box written in the score showing what can be played within the section. The second movement is a lively link leading to the third movement, filled with an ornamental melody of the flute.

Venetian Games, for chamber orchestra

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. In this piece Lutoslawski expands on an interest in aleatoric music. Views Read Edit View history.

Four percussion instruments signal the beginning of these sections, which are composed of lively un-metered lines played by woodwinds. The Best of Lutoslawski. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. It is also undoubtedly his most innovative score.