Martinu - The Months: Songs Vol.2 | Naxos 8572310

Martinu - The Months: Songs Vol.2

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8572310

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd February 2014

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Songs with piano formed a fair proportion of Martinů’s output until 1930, and this collection focuses largely on those written between 1910 and 1912. With the notable exception of the Gothic gloom of Poe’s The Sleeper, Czech poets provided the younger Martinů with a wealth of texts on themes of life and love, expressed in songs both lively and luminous. Evocations of nature are also to be found, as well as a diversion into popular genres with the sophisticated ‘Red Seven’ Cabaret cycle.

Volume 1 of this edition has been admired as “beautifully and often movingly sung … a most rewarding disc”. (Gramophone, 8572588).

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