Martinu: The Complete Music For Violin And Orchestra Vol 3 / Hogwood, Matousek, Czech Po

Release Date: 5/13/2008
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: CDA67673
Performer: Bohuslav Matousek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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This is the third volume in Hyperion's set of the complete works for violin and orchestra by Martinu, featuring the wonderful Bohuslav Matousek with the Czech Phiharmonic Orchestra under Christopher Hogwood. Many first recordings are included in the series, as well as works totally unperformed outside the Czech Republic. The two very different versions of Martinu's Suite concertante are fascinating rarities. The only well-known work on this disc is the Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra: a lyrical, virtuosic piece written for Jascha Viessi and one of the most performed viola concertos of the twentieth century. The programme notes by Al├ęs Bresina are meticulously researched and provide a comprehensive background to the intriguing genesis and performance history of these works.
Works on This Recording
1. Suite Concertante for Violin and Orchestra by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer: Bohuslav Matousek (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1945 ;
2. Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, H 337 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer: Bohuslav Matousek (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1952 ;
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