Table of Contents
   Preface to the Third Editionp. vii
   Preface to the First Editionp. xi
   Guide to Polish Pronunciationp. xv
   List of Illustrationsp. xvii
   List of Tablesp. xviii
   Formative Years (1913-1945): Sonata for Piano, Symphonic Variationsp. 1
   Functional Music and Formalism (1945-1956): Symphony no. I, Concerto for Orchestra, Dance Preludesp. 19
   Sound Language and Harmony (1956-1960): Five (Illakowicz) Songs, Musique funebre, Postuldesp. 49
   Chance and Polyphony (1960-1968): Jeux venitiens, Trois poemes d'Henri Michaux, String Quartet, Paroles tissees, Symphony no. 2, Livre pour orchestrep. 75
   Mastery of a Mature Language (1969-1979): Cello Concerto, Preludes and Fugue, Les espaces du sommeil, Mi-Parti, Novelettep. 117
   Emergence of the Late Style (1979-1983): Epitaph, Double Concerto, Grave, Symphony no. 3, Chain Ip. 146
   Concertos and Chains (1984-1986): Partita, Interlude, Chain 2, Chain 3p. 185
   Catching up with Arrears (1987-1994): Piano Concerto, Chantefleurs et Chantefables, Symphony no. 4, Subitop. 216
   Epiloguep. 253
   Notesp. 263
   List of Works and Select Discographyp. 275
   Bibliographyp. 296
   Lutoslawski's Familyp. 304
   'Derwid'p. 306
   Indexp. 312