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Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute

Audio Samples

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H 254
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for Flute and Piano
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons & piano, H. 174
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Trio for flute, cello & piano, H. 300

Album Summary

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H 254
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for Flute and Piano
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons & piano, H. 174
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Trio for flute, cello & piano, H. 300
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Notes & Reviews:

After the death of Janacek in 1924, Martinu assumed the mantle of the leading Czech composer of the twentieth century. The chamber music on this disc abounds with the mosaic-like patterns, translucent lyricism and infectious rhythmic vitality which give his works their kaleidoscopic quality. From the highly original Sextet of 1929, with its jazzy Parisian character, to the Flute Sonata of 1945, in which the much-travelled composer imitates the song of the whippoorwill, an indigenous bird of New England, this disc surveys a quarter-century of Martinu's prolific and always inventive output.



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Works Details

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H 254
  • Performers: Haldan Martinson (Violin); Fenwick Smith (Flute); Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sonata for Flute and Piano
  • Performers: Fenwick Smith (Flute); Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons & piano, H. 174
  • Performers: Thomas Martin (Clarinet); Richard Ranti (Bassoon); Suzanne Nelson (Bassoon); Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Trio for flute, cello & piano, H. 300
  • Performers: Fenwick Smith (Flute); Sally Pinkas (Piano); Rhonda Rider (Cello)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern