Lutosławski Gets His Due, Too; Golka and 5 Browns Honor His Hundreth

Much has been made in 2013 about the bicentennials of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi and the centennial of Benjamin Britten, but another great composer also celebrates what would have been his hundredth birthday this year. Witold Lutosławaki was a major 20th-century composer and one of Poland’s finest musicians of the past several decades. His works, heavily influenced by Polish folk traditions, will be represented by pianist Adam Golka, who will play Lutosławski’s “Folk Melodies” on his Aug. 29 program, and by The 5 Browns, who will perform his Variations on a Theme by Paganini on their Sept. 5 Martin Theatre program.