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Witold Lutoslawski: Chantelfeurs et Chantefables; Andrzeu Czajkowski: Seven Shakespeare sonnets 'Dream Lake' / Agata Zubel, soprano; Joonas Ahonen, piano

Notes & Reviews:

Witold Lutoslawski - Chantefleurs et Chantefables: The author saturated the natural world with human emotions, laconically expressing an entire spectrum of erotic sentiments: from the humorously presented "drama" of a bull's longing for a veronica, to the titmouse's fervent confession addressed to the angelica. In Lutoslawski's cycle, the flora is represented in larger numbers than the fauna. Therefore the composer changed the title to Chantefleurs et Chantefables. Witold Lutoslawski: "The poems are meant for children. However, I cannot say the same about my music - for soprano and orchestra, setting nine selected texts from Desnos's collection - even if the 'childlike' nature of the poems is reflected in my music."


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