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Bridges Vol 2 - Music By Czech & Romanian Composers / Chamber Melange

Mendelsohn / Eben / Olah / Tomaskova / Smolyar
Release Date: 09/11/2012 
Label:  Move   Catalog #: 3342   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Paul ConstantinescuOtmar MáchaTiberiu OlahBohuslav Martinu,   ... 
Performer:  Ivana TomáskovaTamara Smolyar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Melange
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD focusses on music written by Czech and Romanian composers between the 1930s and 2008, including Otmar Mácha, Alfred Mendelsohn, Tiberiu Olah, and Bohuslav Martinu. Many of the composers featured here were influenced by European folk music and/or neo-classicism, and as such "accessibility" is a keyword that can be readily used to describe the programme. A CD for those interested in music that falls outside of the mainstream but at all times totally engaging. The performers are both leading staff of the Music Department at Monash University, Australia. This CD focusses on music written by Czech and Romanian composers between the 1930s and 2008, including Otmar Mácha, Alfred Mendelsohn, Tiberiu Olah, and Bohuslav Martinu. Many of the composers featured here were influenced by European folk music and/or neo-classicism, and as such "accessibility" is a keyword that can be readily used to describe the programme. A CD for those interested in music that falls outside of the mainstream but at all times totally engaging. The performers are both leading staff of the Music Department at Monash University, Australia. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonatina for violin & piano by Paul Constantinescu
Performer:  Ivana Tomáskova (Violin), Tamara Smolyar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Melange
Written: 1933 
Date of Recording: 11/2009/12/2009 
Venue:  Move Records Studio 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. Elegy for violin and piano by Otmar Mácha
Performer:  Ivana Tomáskova (Violin), Tamara Smolyar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Melange
Period: Modern 
Written: 1982 
Date of Recording: 11/2009/12/2009 
Venue:  Move Records Studio 
Length: 9 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3. Piano Sonatina by Tiberiu Olah
Performer:  Ivana Tomáskova (Violin), Tamara Smolyar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Melange
Written: 1950 
Date of Recording: 11/2009/12/2009 
Venue:  Move Records Studio 
Length: 10 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4. Madrigal Stanzas (5) for Violin and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Ivana Tomáskova (Violin), Tamara Smolyar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Melange
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/2009/12/2009 
Venue:  Move Records Studio 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5. Partita for violin by Alfred Mendelssohn
Performer:  Ivana Tomáskova (Violin), Tamara Smolyar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Melange
Written: 1959 
Date of Recording: 11/2009/12/2009 
Venue:  Move Records Studio 
Length: 7 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6. Endeavour Bells, for piano by Livi Teodorescu-Ciocanea
Performer:  Ivana Tomáskova (Violin), Tamara Smolyar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Melange
Written: 2008 
Date of Recording: 11/2009/12/2009 
Venue:  Move Records Studio 
Length: 9 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7. Sonatina semplice for Violin/Flute and Piano by Petr Eben
Performer:  Ivana Tomáskova (Violin), Tamara Smolyar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Melange
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 11/2009/12/2009 
Venue:  Move Records Studio 
Length: 11 Minutes 49 Secs. 

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