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MARTINU: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 and 2 / Sonata for 2 Violins and Piano


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MARTINU: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 and 2 / Sonata for 2 Violins and Piano

Chamber music occupies a significant place in the vast output of Bohuslav Martinu. His First Piano Quintet, written in 1933, a period during which Martinu renewed his interest in the folk-lore and traditional music of his native Bohemia, is a fine instance of the neo-classicism dominating his output in the 1930s. The larger-scale Second Piano Quintet, composed in 1944, exhibits the restlessness and anxiety that Martinu felt during the war years. The Sonata for Two Violins and Piano is freer and more relaxed than the two quintets, and is written in a style more baroque than classical.

Martinů, Bohuslav

  Piano Quintet No. 1, H. 229
1.   I. Poco allegro 00:05:17
2.   II. Andante (poco moderato) 00:04:16
3.   III. Allegretto 00:03:58
4.   IV. Allegro moderato 00:04:20
  Piano Quintet No. 2, H. 298
5.   I. Poco allegro 00:06:32
6.   II. Adagio 00:07:25
7.   III. Scherzo - Poco allegretto 00:06:03
8.   IV. Largo - Allegro (non troppo) 00:08:28
  Sonata for 2 Violins and Piano, H. 213
9.   I. Allegro poco moderato 00:04:27
10.   II. Andante - Allegro 00:07:31

Total Playing Time: 00:58:17

Martinů, Bohuslav

Martinu Quartet

Havlak, Lubomir; Kosarek, Karel; Matejak, Petr

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557861

Barcode: 0747313286126

Physical Release: 04/2007

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