Krzysztof Baculewski "Subjective Annals 60 Editions of the Festival"
The programme included one of the most important achievements of late 20th-century music: Coro by Luciano Berio, performed by the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Austrian Radio from Vienna under Leif Segerstam. Wanda Wiłkomirska played the Violin Concerto by Zbigniew Bargielski. The Silesian Philharmonic under Karol Stryja presented a single-composer concert (which happens only rarely at the 'Warsaw Autumn') dedicated to the music of Bolesław Szabelski (who was then 82); Tadeusz Żmudziński premiered Szabelski's Piano Concerto. The Malmö Percussion Ensemble performed Campanella by Zbigniew Rudziński - a highly original piece - as well as Ballad by Adam Sławiński. Jerzy Maksymiuk's Polish Chamber Orchestra made an appearance, as also did the Radio Chamber Orchestra from Hilversum conducted by Ernest Bour, and the Scottish National Orchestra from Glasgow under Sir Alexander Gibson, which performed, among others, Sinfonia sacra by Andrzej Panufnik. The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Saulius Sondeckis, with violinists Gidon Kremer and Tatiana Grindenko accompanied by Alfred Schnitke on the piano presented Tabula rasa by Arvo Pärt. During the final concert Tadeusz Strugała brilliantly conducted Iannis Xenakis' Jonchaies.