Martinu


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Martinu

Bohuslav . 1890--1959, Czech composer
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Personally, the largest surprise of the recording is how soon Cornelius Meister matured into an excellent conductor, and particularly into an interpreter of such specific and somewhat undervalued work as those of Martinu's symphonic oeuvre.
"To tell the truth, I'm a concerto grosso type," Martinu wrote in 1945.
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) led a nomadic existence.
Martinu's distinguished concerto for oboe and orchestra, premiered at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, features an optimistic first movement, a mysterious and haunting middle one and a spirited finale.
Both players met all the challenges with plenty of confidence and energy, flying through hundreds of intricately woven phrases, and bringing out tonal beauty -- especially Martinu's second Madrigal's lovely serenade with sublime muted fluttering.
The programme included Martinu's Nonet for wind quintet in three movements and Beethoven's Septet in E Flat Major.
A MUSICAL treat from eastern Europe arrives in Warwickshire next week when the Martinu String Quartet plays the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington.
This month's concert includes music by Burgmuller, Mathias, Martinu and Horowitz, with a finale of duelling clarinets.
This year's Opera Workshop at Dalhousie University (early Feb.) was a double-bill of Bohuslav Martinu's Comedy on the Bridge and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (ably prepared by Gregory Servant, Marcia Swanston and conductor Adam Burnett).
CONCERT: MARTINU 2010 [The Czech Centre continues its Martinu programme to commemorate the 120th anniversary of this famous Czech composer's birth.]