Bohuslav Martinu

Bohuslav Martinu - Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 5, Concertino (2010)

Bohuslav Martinu - Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 5, Concertino (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 330 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 179 MB
Classical | 77:30

Arthur Fagen already demonstrated his credentials as a Martinu conductor with his generally excellent complete symphony cycle for Naxos, and this first installment of the piano concertos also is very fine. The Third concerto, Martinu's largest, is a magnificent work that Rudolf Firkusny made his own. Giorgio Koukl's performance is quite different. Whereas Firkusny is more "romantic", shaping phrases expressively and adjusting dynamics to create a more lyrical emphasis, Koukl, at slightly slower tempos, emphasizes the music's neo-classicism, with punchy rhythms and a drier overall sonority. Both approaches are perfectly legitimate when the playing is this good, and Koukl's interpretations give all three works a certain consistency of style, from the relatively early Concertino (not in fact all that small-scale) to the late Concerto No. 5–a sadly underrated piece that hardly deserves its neglect.

Bohuslav Martinu - Chamber Music with Flute (2010)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 22, 2016
Bohuslav Martinu - Chamber Music with Flute (2010)

Bohuslav Martinů - Chamber Music with Flute (2010)
Fenwick Smith, flute; Sally Pinkas, piano; John Ferrillo, oboe; Thomas Martin, clarinet
Richard Ranti & Suzanne Nelson, bassoons; Haldan Martinson, violin; Rhonda Ryder, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572467 | Time: 01:08:48

After the death of Janáček in 1924, Martinů 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 Martinů’s prolific and always inventive output.
Bohuslav Martinu - String Quartets (complete), Madrigale, String Trio (Stamitz Quartet)

Bohuslav Martinu - String Quartets (complete), Madrigale, String Trio (Stamitz Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 3 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 333 Mb
Label: Brilliant - Date: 1990

Along with Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu was one of the twin giants of Czech music in the twentieth century, a composer with a distinctly individual voice and a versatility that led him to excel in every medium from stage works to symphonies to string quartets. Martinu was born in the Moravian town of Policka. Starting violin lessons at the of seven, he gave his first recital when he was 15. By the age of 10 he had written his first compositions; his juvenilia include songs, piano music, symphonic poems, string quartets, and ballets. In 1906, he entered Prague Conservatory, but reading and the theater diverted Martinu from his studies, and he was finally expelled for "incorrigible negligence" in 1910. However, he continued composing. Exempted, as a …….
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Bohuslav Martinu - String Quartets 3, 4 & 5 (Emperor String Quartet)

Bohuslav Martinu - String Quartets 3, 4 & 5 (Emperor String Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 333 Mb
Label: BIS - Date: 2004

Along with Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu was one of the twin giants of Czech music in the twentieth century, a composer with a distinctly individual voice and a versatility that led him to excel in every medium from stage works to symphonies to string quartets. Martinu was born in the Moravian town of Policka. Starting violin lessons at the of seven, he gave his first recital when he was 15. By the age of 10 he had written his first compositions; his juvenilia include songs, piano music, symphonic poems, string quartets, and ballets. In 1906, he entered Prague Conservatory, but reading and the theater diverted Martinu from his studies, and he was finally expelled for "incorrigible negligence" in 1910. However, he continued composing. Exempted, as a …….
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Bohuslav Martinu  - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 7 (Koukl)

Bohuslav Martinu - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 7 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 200 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2009

Along with Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu was one of the twin giants of Czech music in the twentieth century, a composer with a distinctly individual voice and a versatility that led him to excel in every medium from stage works to symphonies to string quartets. Martinu was born in the Moravian town of Policka. Starting violin lessons at the of seven, he gave his first recital when he was 15. By the age of 10 he had written his first compositions; his juvenilia include songs, piano music, symphonic poems, string quartets, and ballets. In 1906, he entered Prague Conservatory, but reading and the theater diverted Martinu from his studies, and he was finally expelled for "incorrigible negligence" in 1910. However, he continued composing. Exempted, as a …….
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Bohuslav Martinu  - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 6 (Koukl)

Bohuslav Martinu - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 6 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 203 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2009

Along with Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu was one of the twin giants of Czech music in the twentieth century, a composer with a distinctly individual voice and a versatility that led him to excel in every medium from stage works to symphonies to string quartets. Martinu was born in the Moravian town of Policka. Starting violin lessons at the of seven, he gave his first recital when he was 15. By the age of 10 he had written his first compositions; his juvenilia include songs, piano music, symphonic poems, string quartets, and ballets. In 1906, he entered Prague Conservatory, but reading and the theater diverted Martinu from his studies, and he was finally expelled for "incorrigible negligence" in 1910. However, he continued composing. Exempted, as a …….
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Bohuslav Martinu  - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 5 (Koukl)

Bohuslav Martinu - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 5 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 193 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2009

Along with Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu was one of the twin giants of Czech music in the twentieth century, a composer with a distinctly individual voice and a versatility that led him to excel in every medium from stage works to symphonies to string quartets. Martinu was born in the Moravian town of Policka. Starting violin lessons at the of seven, he gave his first recital when he was 15. By the age of 10 he had written his first compositions; his juvenilia include songs, piano music, symphonic poems, string quartets, and ballets. In 1906, he entered Prague Conservatory, but reading and the theater diverted Martinu from his studies, and he was finally expelled for "incorrigible negligence" in 1910. However, he continued composing. Exempted, as a …….
From Allmusic
Bohuslav Martinu  - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 4 (Koukl)

Bohuslav Martinu - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 4 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 248 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2007

Along with Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu was one of the twin giants of Czech music in the twentieth century, a composer with a distinctly individual voice and a versatility that led him to excel in every medium from stage works to symphonies to string quartets. Martinu was born in the Moravian town of Policka. Starting violin lessons at the of seven, he gave his first recital when he was 15. By the age of 10 he had written his first compositions; his juvenilia include songs, piano music, symphonic poems, string quartets, and ballets. In 1906, he entered Prague Conservatory, but reading and the theater diverted Martinu from his studies, and he was finally expelled for "incorrigible negligence" in 1910. However, he continued composing. Exempted, as a …….
From Allmusic
Bohuslav Martinu  - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 3 (Koukl)

Bohuslav Martinu - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 3 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 295 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2007

Along with Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu was one of the twin giants of Czech music in the twentieth century, a composer with a distinctly individual voice and a versatility that led him to excel in every medium from stage works to symphonies to string quartets. Martinu was born in the Moravian town of Policka. Starting violin lessons at the of seven, he gave his first recital when he was 15. By the age of 10 he had written his first compositions; his juvenilia include songs, piano music, symphonic poems, string quartets, and ballets. In 1906, he entered Prague Conservatory, but reading and the theater diverted Martinu from his studies, and he was finally expelled for "incorrigible negligence" in 1910. However, he continued composing. Exempted, as a …….
From Allmusic
Bohuslav Martinu  - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Koukl)

Bohuslav Martinu - Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 273 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2007

Along with Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu was one of the twin giants of Czech music in the twentieth century, a composer with a distinctly individual voice and a versatility that led him to excel in every medium from stage works to symphonies to string quartets. Martinu was born in the Moravian town of Policka. Starting violin lessons at the of seven, he gave his first recital when he was 15. By the age of 10 he had written his first compositions; his juvenilia include songs, piano music, symphonic poems, string quartets, and ballets. In 1906, he entered Prague Conservatory, but reading and the theater diverted Martinu from his studies, and he was finally expelled for "incorrigible negligence" in 1910. However, he continued composing. Exempted, as a …….
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