Rare Photos Of Lutosławski

William E. Thomson, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Thornton School of Music, sent us six rare photographs from Witold Lutosławski’s first visit to the Polish Music Center in 1985. Taken during a meal in an unspecified location, the pictures show Witold Lutosławski, his wife Danuta, and the founders of the Polish Music Center—Dr. Stefan Wilk, his wife Wanda, and Betty Thomson, Dean Thomson’s late wife. Taken by Dean Thomson, these images document Lutosławski’s first visit in Los Angeles that culminated with the donation of his manuscripts to the newly-established Polish Music Center. Lutosławski’s manuscripts, alongside many others received from leading contemporary Polish composers, became the foundation of the Polish Music Center’s unprecedented collections, initiated by the Center’s founder and first director Wanda Wilk.