Bohuslav Martinů

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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Bohuslav Martinů Discography

Albums

MG 10040 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
ML 4859 Lukas Foss, Bohuslav Martinů, Darius Milhaud Lukas Foss, Bohuslav Martinů, Darius Milhaud - A Parable Of Death(LP, Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 4859 US 1952 Sell This Version
LDE 3055 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 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
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 / 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
Martinů*, Janáček Quartet, Vlach Quartet Martinů*, Janáček Quartet, Vlach Quartet - String Quartet No. 5 / String Quartet No. 7 Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1962 Sell This Version
8 20 291 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
33Д-9473, 33Д-9474 Б. Мартину* - Анатолий Ведерников*, Симфонический Оркестр Московской Гос. Филармонии* Б. Мартину* - Анатолий Ведерников*, Симфонический Оркестр Московской Гос. Филармонии* - Симфониетта(10", Mono) Melodija (2), Melodija (2) 33Д-9473, 33Д-9474 USSR 1962 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
Martinů* Concerto For Violin And Orchestra / Concerto For Piano And Orchestra Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1963 Sell This Version
DEL 12016 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) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1964 Sell This Version
SUA 50611/13 Bohuslav Martinů Julietta(3xLP, Box) Supraphon SUA 50611/13 Czechoslovakia 1964 Sell This Version
SUA ST 50529 Dvořák* / Martinů*, Smetana Quartet Dvořák* / Martinů*, Smetana Quartet - String Quartet In D Minor / String Quartet No. 4(LP) Supraphon SUA ST 50529 Czechoslovakia 1964 Sell This Version
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
Bohuslav Martinů, Foerster Trio Bohuslav Martinů, Foerster Trio - Piano Trio No. 3 ● Bergerettes Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1965 Sell This Version
SM 93702 Bohuslav Martinu* / Hans-Werner Henze* / Paul Hindemith Bohuslav Martinu* / Hans-Werner Henze* / Paul Hindemith - Moderne Cellomusik(LP) Da Camera SM 93702 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
De Falla* / Martinu*, Margrit WeberBavarian Radio Symphony*Rafael Kubelik De Falla* / Martinu*, Margrit WeberBavarian Radio Symphony*Rafael Kubelik - Nights In The Gardens Of Spain / Fantasia Concertante Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů Symphony No. 4 / Tre Ricercari (Album) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1966 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů, Chamber Harmony, Prague*, Martin Turnovský, Jacques Ibert, André Navarra, Josef Suk Bohuslav Martinů, Chamber Harmony, Prague*, Martin Turnovský, Jacques Ibert, André Navarra, Josef Suk - Concertino For Violoncello / Duo No.2/ Concerto For Violoncello Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1967 Sell This Version
Igor Stravinskij*, Bohuslav Martinů Igor Stravinskij*, Bohuslav Martinů - Žalmová Symfonie / Proroctví Izaiášovo (Album) Supraphon, Gramofonový Klub Czechoslovakia 1967 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů, Saša Večtomov, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Zdeněk Košler Bohuslav Martinů, Saša Večtomov, Prague Symphony Orchestra*, Zdeněk Košler - Cello Concerto No. 2 Supraphon, Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1967 Sell This Version
Bohuslav Martinů / Miloslav Bureš (2) Bohuslav Martinů / Miloslav Bureš (2) - Otvírání Studánek / Romance Z Pampelišek (Album) Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1968 Sell This Version
KM 1 Bohuslav Martinů, Die Kammermusiker Zürich Bohuslav Martinů, Die Kammermusiker Zürich - Chamber Music(LP) Tonstudio Max Lussi, Basel KM 1 Switzerland 1968 Sell This Version