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In 1960 Witold Lutosławski heard John Cage's concerto for Piano and Orchestra on Polish radio. It proved to be a seminal experience: "Those few minutes were to change my life decisively... While listening to it, I suddenly realized that I could compose music differently from that of my past."

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Lutosławski's Piano Concerto is dedicated to the Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman, who introduced the work to Salzburg audiences in 1988.


—Klaus Oehl, translation by S. Spencer



March, 2016

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