Lutoslawski both vehemently rejected suggestions that his music was an expression of the traumatic circumstances of his life and was curiously tolerent to those who suggested this might be so. You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.