BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): La Revue de Cuisine for Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Violin, Cello and Piano, Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, 2 Bassoons and Piano, 4 Madrigaux for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, Nonet for Wind Quintet, String Trio and Double Bass.
Catalogue Number: 04I072
Reference: 304 1439-2
Description: These works for various odd combinations of winds and strings remain rather under-recorded. La Revue (a ballet for kitchen utensils from 1927) and the sextet (1929) are based on jazz musical styles while the 1937 Madrigaux are strikingly more harsh and brittle with a lot of tempo changes and a very free metrical structure. The nonet is one of Martinu's last works (1959) and is reminiscent of his symphonies of the 1940s. Ensemble Villa Musica.