BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959): Complete Music for Violin and Orchestra - Concerto for Flute, Violin and Orchestra, H252, Duo concertante for 2 Violin and Orchestra, H264, Concerto in D for 2 Violins and Orchestra, H329, Concerto da camera, H285, Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra, H342, Czech Rhapsody, H307s (arr. Jiří Teml [b.1935]), Suite concertante for Violin and Orchestra, H276, Suite concertante for Violin and Orchestra, H276a, Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, H337, Violin Concertos No. 1, H226 & No. 2, H293.
Catalogue Number: 02U063
Format: CD reissue
Description: 4 CDs. Commissioned or premiered by some of the greatest violinists of the age—Kreisler, Dushkin, Elman—all the usual Martinů virtues are here in abundance, which makes the subsequent neglect of this important body of work even more incomprehensible. A decade after their original release, many of these recordings remain virtually unchallenged, repertoire-wise. Bohuslav Matoušek (violin, viola), Jennifer Koh (violin - H329), Régis Pasquier (violin - H264), Karel Košárek (piano), Janne Thomsen (flute), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Christopher Hogwood. Original 2008 releases.