Author Topic: Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)  (Read 188492 times)

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Re: Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
« Reply #1260 on: November 23, 2021, 05:09:32 PM »
You might wish to know that Czech television has begun a documentary series on the Martinů symphonies.  Most of the works will be conducted by Jakub Hrůša, but two of the symphonies are conducted by the late and much-missed Jiří Bělohlávek.   The works are given one movement at a time, interspersed with commentary from Hrůša and Aleš Březina, the director of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute.  The commentary is in Czech only but if you don't understand the language I am sure you will still find the performances of interest.  Jakub Hrůša will one day be spoken of as a Martinů interpreter of equal stature to his mentor Bělohlávek, I am sure.  Here is a link, where you will find the two episodes that have been broadcast at the time of my writing this post -

https://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/11416641987-sest-symfonii-bohuslava-martinu-symfonie-c-1/

but be warned - you will need to use a VPN to view the content.

Thanks for the information. I really hope that Hrůša records the Martinů symphonies (and other works, too, of course).
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Re: Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
« Reply #1261 on: November 25, 2021, 12:27:36 PM »
He's president of the International Martinu Circle (or whatever it's called), by the way. Just Tuesday I enjoyed thoroughly his violin concertos recording with FPZ.

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Re: Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
« Reply #1262 on: November 25, 2021, 09:17:49 PM »
He's president of the International Martinu Circle (or whatever it's called), by the way. Just Tuesday I enjoyed thoroughly his violin concertos recording with FPZ.

Yep and yep. :)
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Re: Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
« Reply #1263 on: November 26, 2021, 01:01:16 AM »
Somehow I find the idea of interspersing a symphony performance with halftime football commentary, only of the symphonic kind, highly amusing.

But of course it's pretty special that symphonic music is on tv anyway.