List of compositions by Witold Lutosławski

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Witold Lutosławski in 1993

This is a list of compositions by Polish composer Witold Lutosławski.

By genre[edit]

Orchestral[edit]

Concertante[edit]

  • Piano
  • Violin
    • Chain II, dialogue for violin and orchestra (1984–85)
    • Partita, for violin and orchestra (1988, see below)
    • Violin Concerto (1994) (fragments only)
  • Cello
    • Cello Concerto (1969–70)
    • Grave, metamorphoses for cello and string orchestra (1981, see below)
  • Clarinet
    • Dance Preludes, for clarinet and chamber orchestra (1955, see below)
  • Other
    • Double Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Chamber Orchestra (1979–80)

Vocal[edit]

  • Lacrimosa, for soprano, optional SATB chorus, and orchestra (1937, surviving fragment of a Requiem)
  • Pieśni walki podziemnej (Songs of the Underground) for voice and piano (1942–44)
  • Twenty Polish Christmas Carols (Dwadzieścia kolęd), for voice and piano (1946, orchestrated 1984–89)
  • Silesian Triptych (Tryptyk Śląski), for soprano and orchestra (1951)
  • Children's Songs, for voice and piano (1953, orchestrated 1954)
  • Five Songs, for soprano and piano (1957, orchestrated 1958)
  • Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux, for chorus and orchestra (1961–63)
  • Paroles tissées (Woven Words), for tenor and chamber orchestra (1965)
  • Les Espaces du Sommeil (Spaces of Sleep), for baritone and orchestra (1975)
  • Chantefleurs et Chantefables, for soprano and orchestra (1989–90)

Chamber/instrumental[edit]

  • Piano Sonata (1934)
  • Variations on a Theme by Paganini, for two pianos (1941, see above)
  • Melodie Ludowe (Folk Melodies), 12 easy pieces for piano (1945)
  • Recitative e Arioso, for violin and piano (1951)
  • Dance Preludes (Lutoslawski), for clarinet and piano (1954)
  • Dance Preludes, for nine instruments (1959, see above)
  • Bukoliki (Bucolics) for viola and cello (1952, arranged 1962)
  • String Quartet (1964)
  • Epitaph in memoriam Alan Richardson for oboe and piano (1979)
  • Grave, metamorphoses for cello and piano (1981, see above)
  • Mini Overture, for brass quintet (1982)
  • Partita, for violin and piano (1984, see above)
  • Slides, for chamber ensemble (1988)
  • Subito, for violin and piano (1991)

Film music[edit]

  • Odrą do Bałtyku (Along the Oder to the Baltic), documentary film (1945)
  • Suita Warszawska (Warsaw Suite), 35mm documentary film (1946)

Chronological[edit]

  • Prelude for piano (1922)
  • Small pieces for piano (1923–1926)
  • Lullaby in E major for piano (1926)
  • Three Preludes for piano (1927)
  • Two Sonatas for violin and piano (1927, 1928)
  • Poeme for piano (1928)
  • Variations for piano (1929)
  • Dance of the Chimera for piano (1930)
  • Scherzo for orchestra (1930)
  • Hymn of the Pupils of the Stefan Batory State Gymnasium in Warsaw for mixed chorus a capella (1930–1931)
    • Version for male chorus
  • Haroun al. Rashid for orchestra (1931)
  • Two songs (Water-Nymph and Linden Lullaby) for voice and piano (1934)
  • Piano Sonata (1934) 25’
  • Music for three educational films Fire, Beware!, Short-circuit (1935–1937)
  • Double Fugue for orchestra (1936)
  • Prelude and aria for piano (1936)
  • Requiem aeternam and Lacrimosa for choir and orchestra (1937) 3’
  • Symphonic Variations for orchestra (1936–1938) 9’
  • Two studies for piano (1940–1941) 5’
  • Variations on a theme by Paganini for two pianos (1941) 6’
    • Version for piano and orchestra (1979)
  • Songs of the Underground Struggle for voice and piano (1942–1944) 15’
  • Fifty Contrapuntal Studies for Woodwind, etc. (1943–1944)
  • Trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (1944–1945) 16’
  • Folk Melodies for piano (1945) 10’
  • Five Folk Melodies – transcribed for string orchestra (1952)
  • Four Silesian Melodies – transcribed for four violins (1954)
  • Three Carols for male and female solo voices, unison mixed chorus, and chamber ensemble (1945) 11’
  • Along the Oder to the Baltic (1945) 39’Music for a documentary film
  • Warsaw Suite (1946) 35’Music for a documentary film
  • Twenty Carols for voice and piano (1946)
    • Transcribed for soprano voice, female chorus and orchestra (1984–1989) 45–50’
  • Symphony No. 1 for orchestra (1941–1947) 25’
  • Six Children’s Songs for voice and piano (1947) 8’
    • Transcribed for children’s choir and orchestra (1952)
    • Transcribed for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (1953)
  • Two Children’s Songs for voice and piano (1948) 4’ written to the words by Julian Tuwim
    • Transcribed for voice and chamber orchestra (1952)
  • The Snowslide for voice and piano (1949) 5’
  • Overture for Strings (1949) 5’
  • Little Suite for chamber orchestra (1950) 11’
    • Version for symphonic orchestra (1951)
  • Service to Poland – a mass song for voice and piano (1950)
    • Version for male chorus and piano (1951)
  • I Would Marry – a mass song for voice and piano (1950)
    • Version for mixed chorus a capella (1951)
  • The Road of Victory a mass song for voice and piano (1950)
  • Strawchain and Other Songs for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, and bassoon (1950–1951) 10’
  • Silesian Triptych for soprano and orchestra (1951) 10’
  • Recitativo e arioso for violin and piano (1951) 3’
  • Spring, children’s songs for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (1951) 8’
  • Autumn, children’s songs for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (1951) 7’
  • Ten Polish Folksongs on Soldiers’ Themes for male chorus a capella (1951)
  • We Are Going Forward a mass song for voice and piano (1951)
    • Version for mixed chorus a capella (1951)
  • Nowa Huta – a mass song for voice and piano (1952)
  • The Most Beautiful Dream a mass song for voice and piano (1952)
    • Version for mixed chorus and male chorus a capella (1952)
  • Cockle Shell and A Silver Windowpane (1952)
    • Version for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (1953)
  • Bucolics for piano (1952) 5’
    • Version for viola and cello (1962)
  • Comrade – a mass song for voice and piano (1952)
    • Version for mixed chorus and orchestra (1952)
  • Spring week – a mass song for voice and piano (1952)
    • Version for mixed chorus and orchestra (1952)
  • Song about a Sloe-Tree a mass song for voice and piano (1952)
  • Three Fragments for flute and harp (1953) 3’40’’
  • Three soldier songs for voice and piano (1953)
  • Ten Polish Dances for chamber orchestra (1953)
  • Miniature for Two Pianos (1953) 2’
  • Three Pieces for the Young for piano (1953) 4’
  • A Little Sparrow and A Little Feather, children’s songs for voice and piano (1953)
    • Version for voice and chamber orchestra (1953)
  • Garlands and Goodbye to Holiday, children’s songs for voice and piano (1953)
  • Dandelions for orchestra
  • Sleep, Sleep, a children’s song for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (1954)
  • Winter Waltz for dance orchestra (1954)
  • Night is falling, a children’s song for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (1954)
  • Vegetables for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (1954)
  • Difficult Sums, a children’s song for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (1954)
  • Concerto for Orchestra (1950–1954) 30’
  • Four Orchestral Signals (1954)
  • Dance Preludes for clarinet in B-flat and piano (1954) 7’
    • Transcribed for clarinet and chamber orchestra (1955)
    • Transcribed for nine instruments (1959)
  • An Overheard Tune for four part piano (1957) 5’
  • Five Songs to Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna’s poems for soprano and piano (1957) 10’
    • Transcribed for soprano and instrumental ensemble (1958)
  • Musique funèbre (Muzyka żałobna) (1954–1958) 15’
  • Night Owl and A twiglet, a children’s songs for voice and piano (1956–58)
  • Song on April Fools’Day, a children’s song for voice and piano (1958)
  • Cuckoo, Cuckoo!, a children’s song for voice and piano (1958)
  • The Tale of the Little Spark and Other Songs for Children for voice and piano (1958)
  • On Wronia Street in Warsaw, a children’s song for voice and piano (1958)
  • Six Christmas Carols for 3 recorders (1959)
  • Three children’s songs for voice and piano written to lyrics by Benedykt Hertz (1959)
  • Three Postludes for orchestra (1958–1963) 17’
  • Jeux vénitiens (Venetian Games) for chamber orchestra (1960–1961) 13’
  • Trois poemes d’Henri Michaux/ Three Poems of Henri Michaux for mixed chorus and orchestra of winds and percussion (1961–1963) 20’
  • String Quartet (1964) 24’
  • Paroles tissées (Woven Words) for tenor and chamber orchestra (1965) 15’
  • Symphony No. 2 (1965–1967) 30’
  • Invention for piano (1968) 1’
  • Livre pour orchestre (1968) 20’
  • Cello Concerto (1969–1970) archi 24’
  • Preludes and Fugue for 13 solo strings (1970–1972) 34’
  • Les espaces du sommeil (Spaces of Sleep) for baritone and orchestra (1975) 15’
  • Sacher Variation for cello solo (1975) 5’
  • Mi-parti for orchestra (1975–1976) 15’
  • Novelette for orchestra (1978–1979) 18’
  • Epitaph for oboe and piano (1979) 5’
  • Double Concerto for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra (1979–1980) 20’
  • Grave. Metamorphoses for cello and piano (1981) 7’
    • Transcribed for cello and 13 string instruments (1982)
  • Not for You for soprano and piano (1981) 1’50’’
  • Mini Overture for brass quintet (1982) 3’ (1211)
  • Who can say for male chorus (1982)
  • Symphony No. 3 (1981–1983) 28’
  • Chain 1 for chamber ensemble (1983) 10’
  • The Holly and the Ivy for voice and piano (1984) 2’
  • For Martin Norwall for clarinet (1984) 1’
  • Partita for violin and piano (1984) 15’
    • Version for violin and orchestra (1988)
  • Tune, a trumpet fanfare (1985)
  • Chain 2. Dialogue for violin and orchestra (1984–1985) 18’
  • Chain 3 for orchestra (1985) 10’
  • Fanfare for Louisville for wind instruments and percussion (1986) 2’
  • Fanfare for CUBE for brass quintet (1987) 30’’
  • Piano Concerto (1987–1988) 25’
  • Slides for 11 soloists (1988) 4’
  • Prelude for G.S.M.D. (1989) 4’
  • Fanfare for University of Lancaster (1989) 1’
  • Interlude for orchestra (1989) 5’
  • Lullaby ”for Anne-Sophie” for violin and piano. (1989)
  • Tarantella for baritone and piano (1990) 3’
  • Chantefleurs et Chantefables for soprano and orchestra (1989–1990) 20’
  • Symphony No. 4 (1988–1992) 22’
  • Subito for violin and piano (1992) 4’
  • Fanfare for Los Angeles Philharmonic for brass instruments and percussion (1993) 1’
  • Violin Concerto (fragments only)