New issue of Martinů Revue (1.2018) is out! Now also in digital version
The first issue of Martinů Revue of 2018 was published and as always it contains all the latest news, reviews and interviews concerning the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů, as well as information on recent publications and newly released albums with his music. It is now available in digital version.
New Martinů Revue offers information about the new volume of the Bohuslav Martinů Complete Edition: String Quartets Nos. 4 – 7. This volume was presented at the benefit concert of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute on November 20 in the premises of the Kaiserstein Palace in Prague, where violinist Josef Špaček and pianist Miroslav Sekera performed pieces by Martinů and Smetana. The festive launch of the new volume took place in Bedřich Smetana Museum in March 2018, where Stamic Quartet played String Quartet No. 7 (Concerto da camera), H 314. Co-editor of the fifth volume of the BMCE and director of the Bohuslav Martinů Aleš Březina writes about these events as well as the genesis of the volume and the quartets.
Other articles are also focused on Bohuslav Martinů's music. Martinů Revue brings, for example, enthusiastic reviews on the Swedish premiere of Martinů's first version of the opera Greek Passion, H 372 or the text by director Jiří Nekvasil about the film adaptation of the opera What Men Live By, H 336.
Former longtime Senior Music Producer at BBC3, Patrick Lambert, who has come to Prague to visit 23rd Bohuslav Martinů Days 2017, reviews the festival which celebrates the music of Bohuslav Martinů. The year was dedicated to the memory of the director of Bohuslav Martinů Foundation professor Václav Riedlbauch, who passed away last November before the start of the festival.
The former director of the BMF is remembered by Prof Jiří Hlaváč, the current director of the BMF, who has known Václav Riedlbauch personally and from various cultural institutions for almost 50 years.