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Year composed: 1957-1963

Not until the political thaw of 1956 did Lutosławski start composing light music, first under the pseudonym of Bardos (3 songs written in 1957), and later (when it turned out there was a Hungarian composer named Bardos) as Derwid. Of those pieces, 37 songs survived.

In 2013, PWM Edition published two books of Dance Songs for voice and piano by "Derwid" (Witold Lutosławski), 33 songs in total.