BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1 - 8 Préludes, Fenêtre sur le jardin, Fables, 3 esquisses, Le Noël, Esquisses de Danses, Foxtrot.
Catalogue Number: 12I060
Description: Martinu completists will want to know that three of the works on this disc (Fables, Noël and Foxtrot) do not appear in Supraphon's so-called "Complete Piano Works" three-disc set most recently reissued in 2002. The only one not written during Martinu's 1923-38 stay in Paris is the Foxtrot (1920); Noël is a three-movement little suite from 1927 with its charming origins in French pastoral Christmas carols while the 1923 Fables are brief, abstract depictions of a farm, a rabbit, monkeys, a chicken and an angry bear. Giorgio Koukl (piano).