Bohuslav Matoušek celebrates his 70th birthday with complete music of Bohuslav Martinů for violin and orchestra

Czech violinist, Bohuslav Matoušek, releases four CDs with Bohuslav Martinů’s complete works for violin and the orchestra under Hyperion Records label. Recordings were created with the accompaniment of the Czech Philharmonic and under the baton of conductor Christopher Hogwood.

The history of this exceptional project, whose protagonist, performer and producer is Czech violinist Bohuslav Matoušek, begins in 2002 - 2005. The first CD of the series was released by Supraphon in 2002 and the recording was awarded the best Czech recording of the year by the Harmonie magazine. Later, one of the world's largest publishers, Hyperion Records, released it as a four single CDs in 2007 and 2008. All four CDs were highly rated by world critics, received significant international acclaim (eg Gramophone Choice), and more than 19,000 copies have been sold worldwide. Financial support for this project was also provided by the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation.

‘strongly recommended’ (Gramophone)

‘Christopher Hogwood and Bohuslav Matoušek are entirely at home with this repertoire: there is a wealth of interpretative details, but what impresses most is the bigger picture and strong sense of where Martinů is going … in this clear recording there is a huge amount to enjoy’ (BBC Music Magazine)

You can listen to the recording on the Hyperion Records website.