WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Martinu: Songs, Vol. 2 - The Months / Jana Wallingerova, Giorgio Koukl

Martinu / Wallingerova / Koukl
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572310   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana WallingerovaGiorgio Koukl
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Songs with piano formed a fair proportion of Bohuslav Martinu’s output until 1930, and this collection focuses largely on those written during 1910–1912. With the notable exception of the Gothic gloom of Poe’s The Sleeper, Czech poets provided the younger Martinu with a wealth of texts on themes of life and love, expressed in songs both lively and luminous. Evocations of nature are also to be found, as well as a diversion into popular genres with the sophisticated ‘Red Seven’ Cabaret cycle. Volume 1 (8.572588) of this edition has been admired as “beautifully and often movingly sung…a most rewarding disc”. (Gramophone) Songs with piano formed a fair proportion of Bohuslav Martinu’s output until 1930, and this collection focuses largely on those written during 1910–1912. With the notable exception of the Gothic gloom of Poe’s The Sleeper, Czech poets provided the younger Martinu with a wealth of texts on themes of life and love, expressed in songs both lively and luminous. Evocations of nature are also to be found, as well as a diversion into popular genres with the sophisticated ‘Red Seven’ Cabaret cycle. Volume 1 (8.572588) of this edition has been admired as “beautifully and often movingly sung…a most rewarding disc”. (Gramophone) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. A Song About Kissing, H 27b by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
2. Early in the Morning I Weed the Grain, H 49 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
3. In the Garden At The Roost, H 77 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
4. The Months, H 135 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
5. The Fiery Man, H 71 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
6. Songs (2), H 21 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
7. Pastel, H 8 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
8. Long Ago, H 69 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
9. Songs for the Red Seven Cabaret, H 129 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
10. Songs for the Red Seven Cabaret, H 129 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
11. The Sleeper, H 19 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
12. The Winter Night, H 26 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
13. Easter Carol, H 230 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)

Sound Samples

Libej, mila, libej (Kiss, My Sweetheart, Kiss), H. 27: Libej, mila, libej (Keep On Kissing, Love), H. 27
Rano ranicko, pleju obilicko (Early in the Morning, I Weed the Grain), H. 49: Rano ranicko, pleju obilicko (Early Of A Morning I Am Out A-Wedding), H. 49
V zahrade na hrade (In the Garden), H. 77: V zahrade na hrade (In the Garden At The Roost), H. 77
Mesice (The Months), H. 135: No. 1. Leden: Po cestach zavatych (January)
Mesice (The Months), H. 135: No. 2. Brezen (March)
Mesice (The Months), H. 135: No. 3. Zari (September)
Mesice (The Months), H. 135: No. 4. Ty, jenz sidlis v nebesich (Thou Who Art In Heaven)
Ohnivy muz (The Fiery Man), H. 71
2 Pisne (2 Songs), H. 21: No. 1. Kde jsem to byla (Where was I?)
2 Pisne (2 Songs), H. 21: No. 2. Proc zoubky tve tak smaly se? (Why The Smile Of Your Teeth?)
Pastel, H. 8
Kdysi (Once Upon a Time), H. 69: Kdysi (Long Ago), H. 69
3 Pisne pro Cervenou sedmu (3 Songs for Red Seven), H. 129: No. 1. Balada letnl (Summer Ballad)
3 Pisne pro Cervenou sedmu (3 Songs for Red Seven), H. 129: No. 2. The Bar
3 Pisne pro Cervenou sedmu (3 Songs for Red Seven), H. 129: No. 3. Havirska (The Miner's Song)
Mam stare parky rad (I Love the Old Parks), H. 79: Mam stare parky rad (I Love Old Parks), H. 79
Spici (The Sleeper), H. 19
Zimni noc (A Winter Night), H. 26: Zimni noc (The Winter Night), H. 26
Velikonocni (Easter Song), H. 230: Velikonocni (Easter Carol), H. 230

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook