Witold Lutoslawski: Strawchain & Other Songs was written in 1951 for Polish Radio, Strawchain & Other Songs presents a series of contrasting songs about nature and people. Strawchain itself is a set of variations where the Piano weaves around the unchanging melody.
Lutoslawski's idiom is carefully crafted with short, memorable motifs and imaginative responses to the mixture of Polish traditional poems and contemporary writers. Arranged and translated into English by Marie Pooler.
The full score of the original orchestration is available for sale, order number: SOS03307.