Martinu - Songs Vol.3: The Rose | Naxos 8573387

Martinu - Songs Vol.3: The Rose

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573387

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st June 2015



This recording focuses on three of Martinů’s song-cycles, and a selection of individual songs from an early period in his life that sheds fascinating light on his enthusiasm for song composition.

Songs On One Page and Songs On Two Pages were written during his American exile, both utilising traditional and folk texts in compact but expressive ways. Set to Japanese lyric poetry, Niponari is one of his most important early compositions, revealing a transition from late-Romanticism to impressionism.

Some excellent songs here, in radiant performances’ - BBC Music Magazine (Vol.2)

beautifully and often movingly sung…a most rewarding disc’ - Gramophone (Vol.1)

This is the third volume in the series.

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