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MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Koukl)


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MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Koukl)

Although they number approximately eighty out of a total of over four hundred works, Martinû’s compositions for solo piano have long been overshadowed by his orchestral and chamber music. This second release in the Naxos complete Martinû piano music edition features three sets of Puppets, written between 1912 and 1924. These and his Film en miniature of 1925 reflect Martinû’s fascination with popular culture. Delicate and sentimental, The Fifth Day of the Fifth Moon is dedicated to Hsien-Ming Lee Tcherepnin, the Chinese-born pianist and wife of the composer, while Les bouquinistes, which recalls Poulenc, is dedicated to the composer’s own wife, Charlotte. The two sets of ‘Garden Cycles’ from 1920 predate the composer’s move to Paris.

Martinů, Bohuslav

  Loutky (Puppets), Book III, H. 92
1.   No. 1. Pierrotovo zastavenicko (Pierrot's Serenade) 00:01:42
2.   No. 2. Valcik sentimentalni loutky (The Sentimental Puppet's Waltz) 00:02:27
3.   No. 3. Colombina (Columbine) 00:02:45
4.   No. 4. Ples loutek (Puppet Ball) 00:02:42
  Loutky (Puppets), Book II, H. 116
5.   No. 1. Loutkove divadlo (Puppet Show) 00:02:08
6.   No. 2. Harlekyn (Harlequin) 00:01:47
7.   No. 3. Colombina vzpomina (Columbine Remembers) 00:02:54
8.   No. 4. Nemocna loutka (The Sick Puppet) 00:03:10
9.   No. 5. Colombina zpiva (Columbine Sings) 00:02:58
  Loutky (Puppets), Book I, H. 137
10.   No. 1. Colombina tanci (Columbine Dances) 00:02:04
11.   No. 2. Nova loutka (The New Puppet) (Shimmy) 00:01:26
12.   No. 3. Ostychava panenka (The Shy Puppet) 00:03:08
13.   No. 4. Pohadka (Fairy - tale) 00:02:32
14.   No. 5. Tanec loutek (Dance of The Puppets) 00:01:59
  Film en miniature, H. 148
15.   I. Tango 00:02:28
16.   II. Scherzo 00:01:30
17.   III. Ukolebavka (Berceuse) 00:03:47
18.   IV. Valse 00:02:34
19.   V. Chanson 00:01:26
20.   VI. Carillon 00:01:37
  Jaro v zahrade (Spring in the Garden), H. 125
21.   I. Co si ted budeme hrati Na honenou (What shall we play now Tag) 00:01:37
22.   II. Myslim, ze bych uz mel jit spat. (I think I should go to sleep now) 00:02:09
23.   III. Proc bychom si nezahrali na vojaky. (Why shouldn't we play soldiers) 00:01:41
24.   IV. Neni to snad nic zleho, utrhnu - li si nekolik kvetin. (It isn't bad, is it, to pick a few flowers) 00:01:45
  Motyli a rajky (Butterflies and Birds of Paradise), H. 127
25.   I. Motyli v kvetinach (Butterflies in flowers) 00:03:57
26.   II. Motyli a rajky (Butterflies and birds of paradise) 00:03:21
27.   III. Rajky nad morem (Birds of paradise above the sea) 00:08:18
  The Fifth Day of the Fifth Moon, H. 318
28.   The Fifth Day of the Fifth Moon, H. 318 00:02:57
  Les bouquinistes du Quai Malaquais, H. 319
29.   Les bouquinistes du Quai Malaquais, H. 319 00:01:31

Total Playing Time: 01:14:20

Martinů, Bohuslav

Koukl, Giorgio

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557918

Barcode: 747313291823

Physical Release: 02/2007

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