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Donald Macleod turns his attention to music Frank Martin wrote during World War II. Talking to Martin's widow, Maria, he discusses the very different soundscapes of Der Cornet and In Terra Pax. The former paints a bleak portrait of life as a soldier, the latter a joyous celebration of the end of the war.

Playlist

Cantata for the 1st of August
The Sixteen / Harry Christophers (conductor)
Coro COR 16029 tr 1

Der Cornet (conclusion)
Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo) / Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra /
Lothar Zagrozek (conductor)
Orfeo C164 881A tr 20-23

Petite Symphonie Concertante
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Frank Martin (conductor)
Jecklin-Disco JD 645-2 tr 1+2

In Terra Pax: Part Three / Four
Judith Howarth (soprano) / Della Jones (contralto) / Martyn Hill (tenor) / Roderick Williams (baritone) / Stephen Roberts (bass) / Brighton Festival Chorus / LPO / Mattias Bamert (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 9465 tr 13-15

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Wed 1 Aug 2007 12:00

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