First in a series of four biographical films on the Polish composer, Witold Lutosławski. This film focuses on the composer's early life and beginnings in music. Series Advisor, Steven Stucky and Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen traveled to Poland to discover how tragic and traumatic events in Lutosławski's early life shaped his compositions and personality.

Part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's series Woven Words: "Music begins where words end". Explore the series’ digital resources at philharmonia.co.uk/lutoslawski

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