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Occupied France

Donald Macleod considers the effect the German occupation of Martinu's birthland, and later his chosen home in Paris, had on the composer.

Concerto for harpsichord and small orchestra (1st mvt)
Zuzana Ruzikova (harpsichord)
Josef Palenicek (piano)
Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Vaclav Neumann (conductor)
Supraphon SU 3622-2-031 CD1 Tr 4

String Quartet No 2
Martinu Quartet
Lubomir Havlak, Petr Macecik (violins)
Jan Jisa (viola)
Jitka Vlasankova (cello)
Naxos 8.553782 CD1 Trs 5-7

The Field Mass
Ivan Kusnjer (baritone)
Miroslav Kejmar (trumpet)
Czech Philharmonic Choir (male voices)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Chandos Chan 9138 CD1 Tr 2.

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The absurdly talented Herr Mendelssohn


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