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Martinu, Bohuslav (1890-1959)  

Bohuslav Martinů

born: 8 December 1890
died: 28 August 1959
country: Czechoslovakia

Bohuslav Martinů (December 8, 1890—August 28, 1959) was educated in the classic romantic style and deliberately withdrew after the First World War from the previous generation of teachers. He went through a trial period of expressionism and constructivism, and became an admirer of the current technical developments (orchestral sentences Half-time, La Bagarre) and jazz period as well (Kitchen Revue). Of all of the post-war avant-garde styles, neo-classicism influenced him the most. Despite all of these stimuli from the 30s, he still used Czech folk melodies, usually nursery rhymes (Opening of the Wells). With respect to this he shows his personal difference from the avant-garde scene of the time.

He emigrated to the United States in 1941 after the invasion of France, where he became, after Antonín Dvořák, especially with his symphonies and instrumental concerts (piano, harpsichord, violin etc.), the most significant Czech symphonic composer earning global prestige. There he joined intonated Czech music with his homesickness for his native country, to which he could never return. His chamber as well as choral works (the cantata Gilgameš, Polní mše (Field Mass), Songs, Chorales) are prolific. He wrote 15 operas (including Three Wishes, Miracles of Mary, Julietta, and The Greek Passion), and 14 ballets.

Albums
'Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Martinů & Schulhoff: String Sextets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55321  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Martinů, Dohnányi & Schoenberg: String Trios' (CDA67429)
Martinů, Dohnányi & Schoenberg: String Trios
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67429 
'Martinů, Eben & Smetana: Piano Trios' (CDA67730)
Martinů, Eben & Smetana: Piano Trios
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'Martinů: Cello Sonatas' (CDH55185)
Martinů: Cello Sonatas
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'Martinů: Chamber Music' (CDD22039)
Martinů: Chamber Music
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'Martinů: Complete music for violin & orchestra, Vol. 1' (CDA67671)
Martinů: Complete music for violin & orchestra, Vol. 1
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'Martinů: Complete music for violin & orchestra, Vol. 2' (CDA67672)
Martinů: Complete music for violin & orchestra, Vol. 2
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'Martinů: Complete music for violin & orchestra, Vol. 3' (CDA67673)
Martinů: Complete music for violin & orchestra, Vol. 3
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'Martinů: Complete music for violin & orchestra, Vol. 4' (CDA67674)
Martinů: Complete music for violin & orchestra, Vol. 4
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67674 
'Martinů: Sonatina; Milhaud: Sonata & Duo; Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins' (CDA66473)
Martinů: Sonatina; Milhaud: Sonata & Duo; Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins
CDA66473  Deleted  
'Dohnányi, Schoenberg & Martinů: String Trios' (CDA67429)
Dohnányi, Schoenberg & Martinů: String Trios
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'Eben, Smetana & Martinů: Piano Trios' (CDA67730)
Eben, Smetana & Martinů: Piano Trios
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67730 
'Homage to Paderewski' (CDA67903)
Homage to Paderewski
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'Schoenberg, Martinů & Dohnányi: String Trios' (CDA67429)
Schoenberg, Martinů & Dohnányi: String Trios
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'Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets' (CDH55321)
Schulhoff & Martinů: String Sextets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55321  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Smetana, Martinů & Eben: Piano Trios' (CDA67730)
Smetana, Martinů & Eben: Piano Trios
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67730 
'Smörgasbord' (CDA67184)
Smörgasbord
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'Milhaud: Sonata & Duo; Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins; Martinů: Sonatina' (CDA66473)
Milhaud: Sonata & Duo; Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins; Martinů: Sonatina
CDA66473  Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Arabesque No 1 (Martinů)
Concerto da camera, H285 (Martinů)
Concerto for flute, violin and orchestra, H252 (Martinů)
Concerto for two violins and orchestra in D major, H329 (Martinů)
Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra, H342 (Martinů)
Czech Rhapsody, H307a (Martinů/Teml)
Duo concertante for two violins and orchestra, H264 (Martinů)
Five Madrigal Stanzas (Martinů)
Four Madrigals (Martinů)
La Revue de Cuisine (Martinů)
Madrigal Sonata (Martinů)
Mazurka, H284 (Martinů)
Nonet (Martinů)
Piano Trio No 1 'Cinq pièces brèves' (Martinů)
Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra, H337 (Martinů)
Sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos (Martinů)
Sonata for cello and piano No 1 (Martinů)
Sonata for cello and piano No 2 (Martinů)
Sonata for cello and piano No 3 (Martinů)
Sonatina for two violins and piano (Martinů)
String Trio No 2 (Martinů)
Suite concertante for violin and orchestra, H276 (Martinů)
Suite concertante for violin and orchestra, H276a (Martinů)
Three Madrigals (Martinů)
Trio in F (Martinů)
Violin Concerto No 1, H226 (Martinů)
Violin Concerto No 2, H293 (Martinů)
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