After the war, the Stalinist regime banned his first symphony (1941-47) as 'formalist', but he continued to compose and in 1958 his Musique funèbre, in memory of Bartók, established his international reputation. His own personal aleatoric technique whereby the performers have freedom within certain controlled parameters was first demonstrated in his Jeux venitiens (1961) and is to be found in almost all the later music.
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|Dance preludes English Chamber Orchestra, Dame Thea King (clarinet), Andrew Litton (conductor)|
|String Quartet Royal String Quartet|
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|Dance preludes (Lutosławski)|
|String Quartet (Lutosławski)|