OTTO ALBERT TICHY (1890-1973): String Quartet in B Flat (Quatuor Stanislas), Violin Sonata (Alexis Galpérine [violin], Gérard Fallour [piano]), Miniatures for Wind Quintet (Wind Quintet of Ensemble Stanislas), 3 Chants populaires russes for Oboe and Piano (Michaela Hrabankova [oboe], Alice Voborska [piano]), Quartettino sur des chants populaires moraves for String Quartet (Quatuor Nostitz).
Catalogue Number: 06J072
Description: Tichy was Czech and studied under Novak before going to France and the Schola Cantorum under D'Indy. He spent most of his life in Prague and most of his compositions were of sacred music. But this release offers a quartet (1924) and violin sonata (1932) which show a lovely marriage of Czech and French styles; Tichy didn't go Martinu's route in Paris, he stayed in the Novák vein while assimilating D'Indy's values. The three shorter works, based on actual folk music, show him using French, Czech and Russian sources with equal gusto.