Concert for the 80th Anniversary of Bohuslav Martinů in New York

On Tuesday, 30th of November, concert commemorating the 80th anniversary of Martinů’s arrival to the USA took place. Pieces written by the composer during his stay in New York was rehearsed by students of Mannes School of Music, where was Martinů pedagogically active for eight years. Recording of the concert is available to listeners across the globe.

Photogallery at the Czech Center New York website


Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) 

Etudes and Polkas, Book II, H 308, for piano
Etude in C Allegro
Polka in F Poco Allegro
Dance-Etude Allegretto
Polka in E Allegro moderato
Etude in F Allegro

(John Gibb, piano)

Sonata for Flute and Piano, H 306
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro poco moderato

(Yeji Park, flute, Andrei Romanov, piano)

Songs on Two Pages, H 302
“Děvče z Moravy” (Moravian girl)
“Súsedova stajňa” (The neighbour's Stable)
“Nadějě” (Hope)
“Hlásný” (The night watchman)
“Tajná láska” (Secret love)
“Boží muka” (The wayside cross)
“Zvolenovcí chlapci” (Lads of Zvolyn)

(Emily Summers, soprano Christopher Lau, bass-baritone Piaowen Tian, piano)

Piano Trio No. 3 in C major, H 332
Allegro moderato

(Anni Yu, violin Evan Howard, cello Yang Gao, piano)

Mannes Sounds Festival has been presenting the talented young artists of Mannes and the College of Performing Arts of The New School at many prestigious concert venues and cultural institutions in New York. The November 30th concert is another exciting collaboration between The Mannes School of Music, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, and the Czech Center NY.