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In Search of Western Culture

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 October 2007

Once he'd moved to Paris, Martinu revelled in the literary possibilities the French capital offered, and soon turned this fascination into several theatrical projects. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Dance of the Hare (Suite from the ballet Spalicek)
Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Conifer CDCF202 CD1 Tr 17

The devil's dance with Mariken (Hry o Marii)
Prague Radio Chorus
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Supraphon 11 1802 632 CD1 Tr 7

Julietta (excerpt, Act 2)
Maria Tauberova (soprano)
Michel Ivo Zidek (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of the National Theatre, Prague
Jaroslav Krombholc (conductor)
Supraphon 108176-2 CD2 Tr 3

Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Supraphon 103393-2 CD1 Trs 1-3

His sister a poisoner (A Bouquet of Flowers)
Libuse Domanenska (soprano)
Lubomir Havlak (tenor)
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra
Karel Ancerl (conductor)
Praga PR 254061 CD1 Tr 2.

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    Martinu Dance of the Hare (Suite from the ballet Spalicek)

    Performer: Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    Conifer, CDCF202

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    Martinu The devil's dance with Mariken (Hry o Marii)

    Performer: Prague Radio Chorus Performer: Prague Symphony Orchestra Performer: Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

    Supraphon, 11 1802 632

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    Martinu Julietta (excerpt, Act 2)

    Performer: Maria Tauberova (soprano) Performer: Michel Ivo Zidek (tenor) Performer: Chorus and Orchestra of the National Theatre, Prague Performer: Jaroslav Krombholc (conductor)

    Supraphon, 108176-2

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    Martinu Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani

    Performer: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    Supraphon, 103393-2

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    Martinu His sister a poisoner (A Bouquet of Flowers)

    Performer: Libuse Domanenska (soprano) Performer: Lubomir Havlak (tenor) Performer: Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra Performer: Karel Ancerl (conductor)

    Praga, PR 254061

  • Bohuslav Martinu: The Symphonies October 2009 - May 2010

    Bohuslav Martinu: The Symphonies October 2009 - May 2010

    The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Jirí Belohlávek perform the six symphonies of Bohuslav Martinu. 2009 marks the 50th year since the death of the great Czech composer, whose life began in a church tower in the village of Policka and ended in exile in Switzarland. The concerts include works at the heart of classical music including Strauss's Four Last Songs, Piano Concertos by Prokofiev and Schumann and Brahms's A German Requiem.

    Bohuslav Martinu: The Symphonies

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