Biography of Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)

08.12.1890
Born in Policka, living in the bell tower
Early learning violin (before reading)
1900
First compositions
1905
Successful violin recital
1906
Studies at Prague conservatory with Suk
1910
Is expelled from the conservatory due to negligence
During World War I return to his city of birth, working as a teacher, to avoid conscription.
Orchestral violinist at Czech Philharmonic for ten years
1924
Move to Paris and studies with Roussel
04.02.1929
End of the work on the sextett (with jazzy characteristics)
1936
Composition of the Sonata for flute, violin and piano, dedicated to the wife of Moyse
1941
In world war II flight over the Pyrenees and Spain to America, being teacher at the Mannes School of Music in New York
1945
Composition of flute sonata (H.306), dedicated to the principal flute of Boston Symphony Orchestra, Georges Laurent
1946
Until 1948 lectorship at Prague conservatory
18.12.1949
Premiere of the flute sonata in New York, played by Lois Scheafer
1956
Move to Switzerland
28.08.1959
Dies in Liestal near Bale

Sheet music for flute:

First Sonata
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, piano)
Hal Leonard, HL50236470
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro poco moderato
Very nice. Many time changes.


Sestetto (Es-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons, piano)
Panton, P0403
Rating: difficult
  1. Poco andante
  2. Adagio
  3. Scherzo
  4. Blues (II. Divertimento)
  5. Finale
Score, from which the piano has to play and parts. Nice edition on good paper.


Trio
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(flute, cello, piano)
Hal Leonard, HL50225240
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Poco Allegretto
  2. Adagio
  3. Andante - Allegretto scherzando


CDs with/from Bohuslav Martinu

John Ferrillo, Thomas Martin, Haldan Martinson, Susan Nelson, Sally Pinkas, Richard Ranti, Rhonda Ryder, Fenwick Smith
Martinu - Chamber Music with Flute (2010)
Flute Sonata - Sextet for Piano and Woodwinds
jpc
    Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano H. 254 (1936):
  1. Allegro poco moderato (03:57:00)
  2. Adagio (03:34:00)
  3. Allegretto (03:43:00)
  4. Moderato (04:43:00)
  5. Sonata for Flute and Piano H.306 (1945):
  6. Allegro moderato (06:56:00)
  7. Adagio (06:13:00)
  8. Allegro poco moderato (05:18:00)
  9. Sextet for Piano and Woodwinds H.174 (1929):
  10. Preludium - Poco andante (03:21:00)
  11. Adagio (03:49:00)
  12. Scherzo - Allegro vivo (Divertimento I) (02:29:00)
  13. Blues (Divertimento II) (03:03:00)
  14. Finale (02:38:00)
  15. Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano H.300 (1944):
  16. Poco Allegretto (04:24:00)
  17. Adagio (06:43:00)
  18. Andante - Allegretto scherzando (07:59:00)
James Galway, Phillip Moll
Sonatas by Dvorak - Feld - Martinu (1988)
    Antonin Dvorák: Sonatina, op. 100:
  1. Allegro risoluto (05:50:00)
  2. Larghetto (04:50:00)
  3. Molto vivace (02:56:00)
  4. Allegro (06:17:00)
  5. Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata No. 1:
  6. Allegro moderato (06:48:00)
  7. Adagio (06:30:00)
  8. Allegro poco moderato (05:09:00)
  9. Jindrich Feld: Sonata:
  10. Allegro giocoso (04:08:00)
  11. Grave (07:54:00)
  12. Allegro vivace (06:22:00)

Literature von/über Bohuslav Martinu

Last edit 30.06.2013