|Abstract: ||The art seems to be naturally predestined to express “the inexpressible”, especially musical
art, the musical contents of which constitute sounds, together with their ambiguity and
indefiniteness. Similarities between aesthetic and religious solemnity constitute the key to
read Symphony by Lasoń.
In the 1999 Symphony, four main types of themes were distinguished; toposes hymnic in
nature, toposes oriental in character, melismatic toposes, and bird-like ones, the aesthetic
shape of which undergoes interpretation in the context of a religious experience. Such an
analysis and selection of thematic thoughts serve the exploration of structural relations between
basic motives or themes of a given work, and thus, the presentation of its coherence.
The factors that contribute to the distinction of four main types of thoughts constitute stable
constellations of technical elements, such as instrumentation, rhythmics, melody, the scale
used, and, above all, a characteristic and specific emotion with a corresponding analogic religious
The main four types of themes, presented on the basis of the 1999 Symphony in works
by Lasoń, are typical not only of the very composition, but they can already be found in his
earlier works. Obviously, the types of themes have been undergoing transformations and
changes, however, their common thing is still readable.|