JUNE 2016

Fourth and final "Martinů: Songs" on NAXOS


Fourth and final instalment of NAXOS' song series that charts a twenty-year period during Bohuslav Martinů’s life, featuring pianist Giorgio Koukl and mezzo-soprano Jana Hrochová (Wallingerová) was released last month. The early The Three Virgins, H 73 exudes an impressionist atmosphere enhanced by Martinů’s advanced harmonic language whilst the New Slovak Songs, H 126 was the result of a highly successful rapprochement between Czech and Slovak art, reflected in music of beauty and inventiveness. Nursery Rhymes, H283bis, though composed in perilous times, is full of wit and joy. 

Get it now on NAXOS.