Martinu


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Martinu

Bohuslav . 1890--1959, Czech composer
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No, it's really the companion piece, the Martinu symphony, that stands out here.
We were introduced to a programme called MARTINU REVISITED, which is intended for the concentrated promotion of Martinu works.
His contribution to music in Britain was however much more than that - for example as a champion of Martinu and a range of Czech operas.
We can only hope that these miniature Martinu songs will be printed too so that they can become part of the pedagogic literature and some of them at least incorporated into the repertoire of professional singers.
And then came the spirited Martinu quartet, cutting across the genteel mood.
This inspired Coventry, his 'meditation' for string quartet, which the Martinu Quartet played in Leamington last year before giving its premiere in the Czech Republic.
The first is devotee to Smetana and Dvorak, the second to Janacek and Martinu, the third to Josef Suk.
The collection took place before the opening concert of the monthly international string quartet series at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington which was given by the Martinu Quartet from the Czech Republic.
Here, the Martinu Quartet, one of the Czech Republic's leading ensembles, offered a powerful programme including a slightly unexpected choice in Beethoven's Quartet in B flat.
The second of the pair of albums that our oldest recording firm Supraphon published promptly at the end of last year to honour the memory of Sir Charles Mackerras is devoted to two composers whose work this leading international composer and former private pupil of Vaclav Talich promoted throughout his life -Janacek and Martinu.
THE misery of flooding will be shared when the Martinu Quartet from the Czech Republic opens the 2002-2003 International String Quartet Series at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington, next Friday.
But for these misgivings, their rendition of Thursday night's commencing item, Fantasies symphoniques by Bohuslav Martinu, was absolutely superb.