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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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Music he wrote at that time is characterized by dense, aggressive sound and, as can be imagined, extensive application of the new approach. Even for experienced listeners, these blocks merge into a single sound of dense, shifting textures. 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.

Each subsequent refrain adds instrumentation. The Best of Lutoslawski. The opening movement is divided into eight sections labeled from A to H.

This is obviously hard and difficult music for most listeners. He later sent John Cage the manuscript of Venetian Games to express his gratitude for the inspiration, even though it only concerned the idea, and not specific musical consequences of its use.

Sections A, C, E, and G function as a refrain. In this piece Lutoslawski expands on an interest in aleatoric music. Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol.

Venetian Games for orchestra – Three composers – Ninateka

Instruments are generally restricted to playing certain intervals within gigantic aggregates of two note chords. 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.


This term has been coined from the Greek word for “dice” meaning that chance elements are present in the music. Meanwhile, the other instruments join in a succession of 16 chords. 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.

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This page was last edited on 2 Marchat Each section corresponds with a box written in the score showing what can be played within the section. It is the overlapping and piling on of these blocks that build it to a powerful climax.

Lutosslawski, 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. With the invention of the aleatory technique, the composer entered a several-year period of Sturm und Drang, a rapprochement with the avant-garde.

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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Only three movements of the four the third was as yet unready were premiered there and the whole piece was first played at the Warsaw Autumn Festival of the same year.

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The composer came up with a new idea for shaping ensemble playing. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Ninateka – Three composers – Venetian Games for orchestra

The lutoslawsii was written for wind instruments, a harp, a piano duet and twelve stringed instruments their number is connected to the twelve-note harmony. Sexy Trippy All Moods. The performance was an incomplete version of the piece, minus the third movement.


The movement ends with repetitions of this signal with decreasing sound intensity.

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Retrieved from ” https: In the third movement, the piano plays a yames row melodically, made of only perfect fourths and perfect fifths, in its prime and altered forms. Except for section E, each subsequent refrain adds duration in multiples of 6 seconds. It is accompanied by other woodwind instruments as well as the harp and the piano.

Rather than a tone cluster, listeners can hear the twelve-tone chords as a symmetrically spaced chord. As Lutoslawski applied the idea, he frequently leaves to performers some of the choices that are normally dictated by the composer. The second movement is through-composed, a scherzo in triple meter that simply serves as a transition. Passages between sections are emphasized by sonorous percussion strikes. To some extent it depended on chance, on how lutoslasski part would overlap with the others, but the choice of pitches guaranteed that the colour of music intended by the composer would be preserved.

The sections contrast with each other like a series of refrains and episode. It premiered April 21, in Venice. These are usually in the realm of time, so that strands of music might match veneitan differently from performance to performance. It was written for performance in Venice in April Its bames are placed in frames and the layers constituting the refrain are written separately, vennetian with performance annotation.

This creates a fabric of fine, ethereal strands of contrapuntal voices with an indefinable, yet rich, shimmering microrhythm.