Bohuslav Martinů Days 2014 CD
The new annual CD from the Bohuslav Martinů Days Festival 2014 has been released. What this CD has to offer?
Sedláček Quartet’s recording of the String Quartet No. 4, H 256 which was recorded live at the Bohuslav Martinů Hall, Prague, during the concert of the Laureates of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation – Competition 2014. Sedláček Quartet (Michal Sedláček, Jan Maceček – violins, Vít Kubík – viola, Karel Chudý – cello) has won this competition together with Prize for best interpretation of Bohuslav Martinů's music and Prize of Czech Chamber Music Society of Czech Philharmonic.
New annual CD also contains historical recording of the Field Mass, H 279 made at Rudolfinum, Prague in 1958 by Vít Nejedlý Military Artistic Ensemble Choir, conductor Bohumír Liška and Czech Philharmonic Soloists among others.
Moreover this album features first recording of the original ending of Field Mass which was eventually recomposed by Martinů. This version was performed by Prague Mixed Choir, Members of the Prague Castle Guard and Czech Police Band and conductor Jiří Petrdlík in the Church of Saints Simon and Jude last year.
If you become a member of the International Martinů Circle (How to join?) you will get this year’s CD and Martinů Revue magazine thrice a year.