If you missed Esa-Pekka Salonen’s visit to So Cal a month ago to play some Lutosławski with the Los Angeles Philharmonic — or if you were there and are currently missing the thought of those concerts — you now have reason to rejoice a little: on January 25th, the recording of the First Symphony made at that time will be released as part of a compilation of all four of the symphonies, plus the Fanfare for Los Angeles Philharmonic, as done by the same conductor and orchestra.
If you don’t want to wait that long, this week, the good folks at WQXR have made it their “Album of the Week” and are streaming online all five of those Lutosławski works. The best part is that these are being made available at everyone’s favorite price: zero; zilch; nada; “free fifty free.”
To listen, just click HERE
(Major thanks to Lisa Hirsch for pointing this out today on Iron Tongue of Midnight).