Witold Roman Lutosławski (25 January 1913 – 7 February 1994) was a Polish composer and orchestral conductor. He was one of the major European composers of the 20th century, and one of the preeminent Polish musicians during his last three decades. He earned many international awards and prizes. His compositions (of which he was a notable conductor) include four symphonies, a Concerto for Orchestra,... more »
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''People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven quartet.''Witold Lutoslawski (b. 1913), Polish composer. Independent on Sunday (London, Jan. 13, 1991).