2 CD / Supraphon / 2010-04-16Works: Bohuslav Martinu: The Greek Passion (Recké pasije), opera, H. 372
Performers: Horacek, Jaroslav; Jankovsky, Zdenek; Pribyl, Vilem; Spisar, Oldrich; Tucek, Rene
Conductors: Pesek, Libor
The Greek Passion became for Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) an opera epilogue whose humanistic message surpasses that of all the others owing to the sheer power...continue...
Recording information: Rudolfinum, Prague (09/29/1981-10/01/1981)....continue...
1 CD / Supraphon / 2009-06-26Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Otviráni studánek (The Opening of the Wells), H. 354; Legenda z dymu bramborové nati (The Legend of the Smoke from Potato Fires), H. 360; Mikes of the mountains...
Performers: Blaha, Milan; Bogunia, Stanislav; Cejkova, Milada; Dolezal, Vladimir; Duda, Peter; Kvapil, Jan; Mares, Vlastimil; Messiereur, Petr; Stivin, Jiri; Talich, Jan Jr.; Vocals], Ivan Kusnjer [Baritone
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...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 CD / Supraphon / 2002-09-02Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Concerto for Piano no 3, H. 316; Kytice (Bouquet of Flowers), song cycle for soloists, (children's) chorus & orchestra, H. 260
Performers: Domaninska, Libuse; Havlak, Luobmir; Mraz, Ladislav; Palenicek, Josef
Conductors: Ancerl, Karel
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-04-01Works: Bohuslav Martinu: Epic of Gilgamesh
Performers: Depoltova, Eva; Margita, Stefan; Vele, Ludek; Vocals], Ivan Kusnjer [Baritone
Conductors: Kosler, Zdenek
Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Choir
"'Gilgamesh' is absorbing, fast-paced, often marked by atmospheric beauty and savage energy... The original language was English, but this performance, like the one of two...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