1 CD / Globe / 2009-09-01Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Czech Madrigals (8), H 278; Songs (4) of the Virgin, H 235; Madrigals (4) for chorus, H. 380; Brigand Songs (10), H 361; Dandelion Romance, H 364
Performers: Koele, Heleen
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Choir
Bohuslav Martinu's musical career led him from his native Czechoslovakia to France and the United States. His output was prodigious and diverse, and while he...continue...
1 CD / Supraphon / 2009-05-29Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Julietta, suite from the opera, H. 253b (arranged by Vostrák); Julietta, fragments (3) from the opera for soloists, chorus & orchestra, H. 253a
Performers: Davislim, Steve; Demuthov, Daniela; Goncalves, Frederic; Kosarek, Karel; Kosinov, Milada; Kozena, Magdalena; Lagrange, Michele; Mrackova-Fucikov, Veronika; Pychov, Stepanka; Teste, Nicolas
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
World Premiere Recording decades after Martinu's death. Live Recording from the work's world premiere on December 12, 2008. Features Australians Steve Davislim and Czech specialist...continue...
2 CD / Supraphon / 2007-10-26Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Spalícek (The Chap-Book), ballet, H. 214; The Spectre's Bride (Svatebni kosile), ballad for soloists, chorus & orchestra (originally part of S; Dandelion Romance, H 364; Petrkl...
Performers: Bogunia, Stanislav; Cejkova, Milada; Horacek, Pavel; Kopp, Miroslav; Kratochvilova, Anna; Markova, Jirina; Messiereur, Petr; Novak, Richard
Conductors: Jilek, Frantisek; Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: ; Prague Symphony Orchestra
The common thread joining all these pieces is Martinu's homesickness, his love for his homeland and its folk traditions. The first version of 'Spalicek' ("a...continue...
1 DVD Video / Supraphon / 2007-08-31Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Greek Passion
Performers: Field, Helen; Mitchinson, John; Savory, Catherine; Tomlinson, John
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles, Sir
Ensemble: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra; Kuhn's Children's Chorus; Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Martinu wrote his own libretto for the opera 'Greek Passion' which is based on Christ Recrucified (1951), a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. The opera was...continue...
Run Time: 93 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): , Digitally Processed
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
1 CD / Supraphon / 2007-05-25Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Epic of Gilgamesh
Performers: Machotkova, Marcela; Prusa, Karel; Zahradnicek, Jiri; Zitek, Vaclav
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: Prague Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek is a world-renowned conductor of the works of Bohuslav Martinu, including the symphonic, operatic, oratorio and cantata literature. Martinu's oratorio The Epic of...continue...
1 CD / Supraphon / 2000-11-20Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Ariadne
Performers: Dolezal, Vladimir; Kopp, Miroslav; Lindsley, Celina; Novak, Richard; Philips, Norman; Vele, Ludek
Conductors: Neumann, Václav
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Prague Philharmonic Chorus members
2 CD / Supraphon / 1989-01-01Works: Bohuslav Martinu: The Greek Passion (Recké pasije), opera, H. 372
Performers: Cullis, Rita; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Field, Helen [Soprano Vocals]; Gwynne, David; Harris, John [Tenor Vocal]; Joll, Phillip; Jonasova, Jana; Lawton, Jeffrey; Mitchinson, John; Moses, Geoffrey...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles