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Martinu: Opening of the Wells / Pavel Kühn

Album Summary

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Otviráni studánek (The Opening of the Wells), H. 354
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Legenda z dymu bramborové nati (The Legend of the Smoke from Potato Fires), H. 360
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Mikes of the mountains, H 375
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Notes & Reviews:

The cantata 'Opening of the Wells', one of Martinu's most intimate professions of love for his native land, simply cannot be absent from the Supraphon catalog. The composition is inspired by the ancient custom of saying good-bye to the winter and welcoming the spring, when children come to "open" springlets and purify them of deposits of sludge. A "rite of spring", yet one entirely different to that we know from Stravinsky.



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>Martinu, Bohuslav : Otviráni studánek (The Opening of the Wells), H. 354
  • Performers: Petr Messiereur (Violin); Ivan Vocals] (Baritone); Milada Cejkova (Voice); Jan Talich (Viola); Jan Kvapil (Violin); Stanislav Bogunia (Piano)
  • Notes: Prague Radio's Studio (01/20/1988-02/15/1988)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 07/1955

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Legenda z dymu bramborové nati (The Legend of the Smoke from Potato Fires), H. 360
  • Performers: Peter Duda (French Horn); Ivan Vocals] (Baritone); Milada Cejkova (Voice); Milan Bláha (Accordion); Vlastimil Mares (Clarinet); Jiri Stivin (Recorder)
  • Notes: Prague Radio's Studio (01/20/1988-02/15/1988)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Mikes of the mountains, H 375
  • Performers: Vladimir Dolezal (Tenor); Petr Messiereur (Violin); Milada Cejkova (Voice); Jan Talich (Viola); Jan Kvapil (Violin); Stanislav Bogunia (Piano)
  • Notes: Prague Radio's Studio (01/20/1988-02/15/1988)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern