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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It was written for performance in Venice in April To some extent it depended on chance, on how each part would overlap with the others, but the choice of pitches guaranteed that the colour of music intended by the composer would be preserved. Symphonies; Concertos; Choral and Vocal Works.

The score was written for wind instruments, a harp, a piano duet and twelve stringed instruments their number is connected to the twelve-note harmony. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

Venetian Games for orchestra – Three composers – Ninateka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Another performance occurred at Warsaw Autumn in Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The performance was an incomplete version of the piece, minus the third movement. As Lutoslawski applied the idea, he frequently leaves to performers some of the choices that are normally dictated by the composer. Ad libitum episodes dominated by wind instruments alternate with sections played in a traditional manner by the strings.


The composer came up with a new idea for shaping ensemble playing. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Each begins with a signal from percussion to tell the players when to move from one section to another.

This creates a fabric of fine, ethereal strands of contrapuntal voices with an indefinable, yet rich, shimmering microrhythm. It is the overlapping and piling on of these blocks that build it to a powerful climax. The second movement is through-composed, a scherzo in triple meter that simply serves as a transition.

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Introspection Late Night Partying. Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from August Wikipedia articles needing clarification from August 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.

Venetian Games is usually considered [ by whom? Music he wrote at that time is characterized by dense, aggressive sound and, as can be imagined, extensive application of the new approach. A”, C”, E-6″, and G”. Each subsequent refrain adds instrumentation.


A lutoslawskk climax fades in a long epilogue. With the invention of the aleatory technique, the composer entered a several-year period of Sturm und Drang, a rapprochement with the avant-garde.

Inspired by John CageVenetian Games is notable for its use of limited aleatory techniques.

Venetian Games, for chamber orchestra

This page was last edited on 2 Marchat Lutoelawski this piece Lutoslawski expands on an interest in aleatoric music. It is also undoubtedly his most innovative score. Meanwhile, the other instruments join in a succession of 16 chords.

The sections contrast with each other like a series of refrains and episode.

Similar to the refrains, percussion instruments signal the beginning of these sections, which are composed of static soft string clusters. Understanding Post-Tonal Music First ed.

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