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MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 3 (Koukl)


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MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 3 (Koukl)

This third release in the Naxos complete Martinů solo piano music series represents the most mature style of his work. It begins with Martinů’s two masterworks for the genre: the Fantaisie et toccata, written as he made his escape from Paris in 1940, and the solitary Sonata, his largest and last major work for solo piano. The three sets of Etudes and Polkas were composed while Martinů was living at Cape Cod. Although they hark back to Smetana, Dvořák, and Czech folk roots, they also bear the individual, distinctive voice of a mature Martinů, filled with both a post-War optimism and a longing for a native land to which he would never return. Volumes 1 and 2 of this series are available on Naxos 8.557914 and 8.557918.

Martinů, Bohuslav

  Fantaisie et toccata, H. 281
1.   Fantaisie 00:08:59
2.   Toccata 00:07:55
  Piano Sonata, H. 350
3.   I. Poco allegro 00:07:23
4.   II. Moderato 00:08:34
5.   III. Adagio 00:05:09
  Etudes and Polkas, Vol. 1, H. 308/1
6.   No. 1. Etude in D Major 00:01:45
7.   No. 2. Polka in D Major 00:01:33
8.   No. 3. Etude in A Minor 00:03:01
9.   No. 4. Polka in A Major 00:01:24
10.   No. 5. Pastorale 00:02:24
11.   No. 6. Etude 00:01:54
  Etudes and Polkas, Vol. 2, H. 308/2
12.   No. 1. Etude in C Major 00:02:24
13.   No. 2. Polka in F Major 00:01:32
14.   No. 3. Dance - Etude 00:02:04
15.   No. 4. Polka in E Major 00:02:01
16.   No. 5. Etude in F Major 00:01:43
  Etudes and Polkas, Vol. 3, H. 308/3
17.   No. 1. Etude in A Minor 00:02:04
18.   No. 2. Polka in A Minor 00:02:26
19.   No. 3. Etude in F Major 00:01:57
20.   No. 4. Polka in A Minor 00:01:32
21.   No. 5. Etude in F Major 00:02:43
  3 danses tcheques, H. 154
22.   No. 1. Obkrocak 00:03:06
23.   No. 2. Dupak 00:03:27
24.   No. 3. Polka 00:02:52

Total Playing Time: 01:19:52

Martinů, Bohuslav

Koukl, Giorgio

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557919

Barcode: 0747313291922

Physical Release: 08/2007

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