Bohuslav Martinů

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Bohuslav Martinů
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Czech composer (December 8, 1890, Polička, Czechia - August 28, 1959, Liestal, Switzerland) of modernist classical music. He wrote almost 400 opuses, including six symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and a large body of orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. In the 1930s he experimented with expressionism and constructivism, and became an admirer of current European technical developments. He also adopted jazz idioms. Of the post-war avant-garde styles, neo-classicism influenced him the most. He continued to use Bohemian and Moravian folk melodies throughout his oeuvre, usually nursery rhymes. He emigrated to the United States in 1941, fleeing the German invasion of France. Although as a composer he was successful in America, receiving many commissions, he became homesick for Czechoslovakia. He never returned to his native country, and he died in Switzerland.

In 1962, Komorní Orchestr Bohuslava Martinů was named after the composer, with a permission of his widow Charlotte Martinů. The renowned Philharmonic Orchestra from Zlín was also renamed as Bohuslav Martinů Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in the early 1989.
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EMS 2 Bohuslav Martinů - Sonata For Piano And Flute / Piano Music album art Bohuslav Martinu* - Rene Le Roy*, George Reeves / Charles Rosen Bohuslav Martinu* - Rene Le Roy*, George Reeves / Charles Rosen - Sonata For Piano And Flute / Piano Music(LP, Mono) EMS Recordings EMS 2 US 1950 Sell This Version
DL 8510 Bohuslav Martinů - Three Madrigals For Violin And Viola / Duo No.2 In B Flat Major For Violin And Viola, K. 424 album art Martinu*, Mozart* - Joseph Fuchs, Lillian Fuchs Martinu*, Mozart* - Joseph Fuchs, Lillian Fuchs - Three Madrigals For Violin And Viola / Duo No.2 In B Flat Major For Violin And Viola, K. 424(LP, Mono) Decca DL 8510 US 1950 Sell This Version
MG 10040 Bohuslav Martinů - Sinfonietta Giocosa / Lach Dances album art Martinů*Germaine Leroux with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra* under Jaroslav Krombholc / Janáček*Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra* under Karel B. Jirák* Martinů*Germaine Leroux with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra* under Jaroslav Krombholc / Janáček*Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra* under Karel B. Jirák* - Sinfonietta Giocosa / Lach Dances(LP) Mercury MG 10040 US 1950 Sell This Version
WL5079 Bohuslav Martinů - Serenade Partita For String Orchestra album art Bohuslav Martinů Serenade Partita For String Orchestra(LP, Album, Mono) Westminster WL5079 US 1951 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - A Parable Of Death album art Lukas Foss, Bohuslav Martinů, Darius Milhaud Lukas Foss, Bohuslav Martinů, Darius Milhaud - A Parable Of Death (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1952 Sell This Version
F-16 Bohuslav Martinů - Toccata e Canzone / Concerto For Small Orchestra album art Bohuslav Martinu* / Albert Roussel - Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra*, Henry Swoboda Bohuslav Martinu* / Albert Roussel - Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra*, Henry Swoboda - Toccata e Canzone / Concerto For Small Orchestra(LP, Mono, Ltd, Num, Red) Concert Hall F-16 US 1952 Sell This Version
LP-14, WCFM-14 Bohuslav Martinů - Quintet For Piano And String Quartet / String Quartet No. 6 album art Piston*, Martinu*, The Walden String Quartet, Earl Wild Piston*, Martinu*, The Walden String Quartet, Earl Wild - Quintet For Piano And String Quartet / String Quartet No. 6(LP, Album) WCFM Recording Corp. LP-14, WCFM-14 US 1953 Sell This Version
LDE 3055 Bohuslav Martinů - 3 Sonates Pour Flute Et Piano album art Serge Prokofiev*, Bohuslav Martinu*, Paul Hindemith Serge Prokofiev*, Bohuslav Martinu*, Paul Hindemith - 3 Sonates Pour Flute Et Piano(LP, Album) Erato LDE 3055 France 1956 Sell This Version
LM-2083 Bohuslav Martinů - Symphony No. 6 / Fantasies Symphoniques album art Piston* / Martinu* - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch Piston* / Martinu* - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - Symphony No. 6 / Fantasies Symphoniques(LP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-2083 US 1957 Sell This Version
ALPS 716 Bohuslav Martinů - Sextet For String Orchestra, Piano Quintet album art Martinu* - Prague Quartet*, Jaroslav Motlik*, Sasa Vectomov*, Eva Bernathova* Martinu* - Prague Quartet*, Jaroslav Motlik*, Sasa Vectomov*, Eva Bernathova* - Sextet For String Orchestra, Piano Quintet(LP) Artia ALPS 716 US 1959 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - Les Fresques De Piero Della Francesca / Concerto For Two String Orchestras, Piano And Timpani album art Martinů*, Karel Sejna* / Karel Ancerl*, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Martinů*, Karel Sejna* / Karel Ancerl*, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Les Fresques De Piero Della Francesca / Concerto For Two String Orchestras, Piano And Timpani (Album) Supraphon US 1960 Sell This Version
AVRS 6242 Bohuslav Martinů - Concerto Da Camera / Concerto Funebre Für Solovioline Und Streichorchester album art Bohuslav Martinů / Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Zürcher Kammerorchester, Edmond De Stoutz, Ulrich Lehmann Bohuslav Martinů / Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Zürcher Kammerorchester, Edmond De Stoutz, Ulrich Lehmann - Concerto Da Camera / Concerto Funebre Für Solovioline Und Streichorchester(LP) Amadeo AVRS 6242 Austria 1960 Sell This Version
DV 5555 Bohuslav Martinů - Průvodce Mladého Člověka Orchestrem / Fresky Piera Della Francesca album art Benjamin Britten / Bohuslav Martinů - Česká Filharmonie*, Karel Ančerl Benjamin Britten / Bohuslav Martinů - Česká Filharmonie*, Karel Ančerl - Průvodce Mladého Člověka Orchestrem / Fresky Piera Della Francesca(LP) Gramofonový Klub DV 5555 Czechoslovakia 1960 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - String Quartet No. 5 / String Quartet No. 7 album art Martinů*, Janáček Quartet, Vlach Quartet Martinů*, Janáček Quartet, Vlach Quartet - String Quartet No. 5 / String Quartet No. 7 (Album) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1962 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - Симфониетта album art Б. Мартину* - Анатолий Ведерников*, Симфонический Оркестр Московской Гос. Филармонии* Б. Мартину* - Анатолий Ведерников*, Симфонический Оркестр Московской Гос. Филармонии* - Симфониетта Melodija (2), Melodija (2) USSR 1962 Sell This Version
8 20 291 Bohuslav Martinů - Concertino Für Klavier (linke Hand) Und Orchester (1962), Konzert Für Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 4 Op. 53 (1931) (Für Die Linke Hand) album art Bohuslav Martinu*, Sergej S. Prokofiew*, Loh-Orchester Sondershausen (Orchester Der Deutsch-sowietischen Freundschaft), Siegfried Rapp Bohuslav Martinu*, Sergej S. Prokofiew*, Loh-Orchester Sondershausen (Orchester Der Deutsch-sowietischen Freundschaft), Siegfried Rapp - Concertino Für Klavier (linke Hand) Und Orchester (1962), Konzert Für Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 4 Op. 53 (1931) (Für Die Linke Hand)(LP, Mono) ETERNA 8 20 291 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1962 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra / Concerto For Piano And Orchestra album art Martinů* Concerto For Violin And Orchestra / Concerto For Piano And Orchestra Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1963 Sell This Version
Martinů*, Strauss*, František Hanták, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Turnovský*, Vogel* Martinů*, Strauss*, František Hanták, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Turnovský*, Vogel* - Concerto For Oboe And Orchestra / Concerto For Oboe And Orchestra Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1963 Sell This Version
DEL 12016 Bohuslav Martinů - Violin Sonata / Violin Sonata album art Edward Elgar*, Martinu*, Alan Loveday, Leonard Cassini Edward Elgar*, Martinu*, Alan Loveday, Leonard Cassini - Violin Sonata / Violin Sonata(LP, Mono) Delta (3) DEL 12016 UK 1963 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - Sinfonietta Giocosa / Incantation (Piano Concerto No. 4) album art Bohuslav Martinů Sinfonietta Giocosa / Incantation (Piano Concerto No. 4) (Album) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1964 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - Julietta album art Bohuslav Martinů Julietta Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1964 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - String Quartet In D Minor / String Quartet No. 4 album art Dvořák* / Martinů*, Smetana Quartet Dvořák* / Martinů*, Smetana Quartet - String Quartet In D Minor / String Quartet No. 4 Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1964 Sell This Version
SV 8221 Bohuslav Martinů - Mysterium Casu / Paraboly album art Bohuslav Martinů / Miloslav Kabeláč Bohuslav Martinů / Miloslav Kabeláč - Mysterium Casu / Paraboly(LP) Supraphon Stereo SV 8221 Czechoslovakia 1964 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - Piano Quintet / String Sextet album art Bohuslav Martinů - Prague City Quartet, Eva Bernáthová Bohuslav Martinů - Prague City Quartet, Eva Bernáthová - Piano Quintet / String Sextet Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1965 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů - Duos For Violin And Violoncello album art Josef Suk, André Navarra, Honegger* / Martinů* / Kodály* Josef Suk, André Navarra, Honegger* / Martinů* / Kodály* - Duos For Violin And Violoncello Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1965 Sell This Version