Lothar Klein interviews Witold Lutoslawski, Warsaw, 1969

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Being a huge admirer of Witold Lutoslawski’s music, Lothar Klein went to interview him in Warsaw in 1969. 

However, the interview was recorded on “pancake” tape reels that were not playable on North American machines and so I hand wound the tapes onto ¼” reels in order to play them. While a very condensed version of the interview appeared in Fugue Magazine, 1979, this is the actual interview that can now be heard in its entirety.

The interview can also be downloaded as a podcast.  (Note there are some gaps in time between the reels – approx. 60 mins). The two maintained a friendship until Lutoslawski’s death in 1994.


Published on: circa 1969