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Martinu: Songs, Vol. 3 - The Rose

Martinu / Wallingerova / Koukl
Release Date: 06/09/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573387   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana WallingerovaGiorgio Koukl
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording focuses on three of Martinu’s song-cycles, and a selection of individual songs from an early period in his life that sheds fascinating light on his enthusiasm for song composition. Songs On One Page and Songs On Two Pages were written during his American exile, both utilising traditional and folk texts in compact but expressive ways. Set to Japanese lyric poetry, Niponari is one of his most important early compositions, revealing a transition from late-Romanticism to impressionism. Of Volume 2 in this series (8.572310) BBC Music Magazine wrote: ‘Some excellent songs here, in radiant performances’. This recording focuses on three of Martinu’s song-cycles, and a selection of individual songs from an early period in his life that sheds fascinating light on his enthusiasm for song composition. Songs On One Page and Songs On Two Pages were written during his American exile, both utilising traditional and folk texts in compact but expressive ways. Set to Japanese lyric poetry, Niponari is one of his most important early compositions, revealing a transition from late-Romanticism to impressionism. Of Volume 2 in this series (8.572310) BBC Music Magazine wrote: ‘Some excellent songs here, in radiant performances’. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs on one page by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2.
Songs (7) on Two Pages, for voice & piano, H. 302 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jana Wallingerova (), Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 10/1944 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Nipponari by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 20 Minutes 47 Secs. 
4.
Songs (2) on Negro Folk-Poetry for voice & piano, H. 226 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1932 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
5.
Little Songs (3) for voice & piano, H. 34: 1. Má maticka (My Mother) by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 05/26/1911 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
To vsechno uz jen zbylo (That's All What Remains), song for voice & piano, H. 55 (sketch) by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1912 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
7.
Dojemná a Pravdivá Písnicka O Modrych Ocích (On Dead Eyes), song for voice & piano, H. 70 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 10/17/1910 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8.
Ruze (Rose), song for voice & piano, H. 54 (sketch) by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1912 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Svítaj, Boze, Svítaj (Let there by daybreak, o God!), song for voice & piano, H. 76 (sketch) by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: circa 1912 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10.
Little Songs (3) for voice & piano, H. 34: 2. Pravy pocet (The Right Tally) by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 05/26/1911 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
11.
Vdejte mne, maticko (Marry Me, Old-Woman), song for voice & piano, H. 53 (sketch) by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1912 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
12.
Písnicka o Hanicce (The Song of Hanicka), for voice & piano, H. 80 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 09/03/1912 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
13.
Entry into My Sister's Album (Ach, ozvi se [Oh, Speak]), song for voice & piano, H. 8bis by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano), Jana Wallingerova ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 07/15/1910 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2014 
Venue:  Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, L 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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