BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959): 4 Madrigals for soprano and Chorus, H 380, Primrose for Female Chorus, Violin and Piano, H 348, 8 Czech Madrigals for Chorus, H 278, 3 Sacred Songs for Female Chorus and Violin, H 339, 4 Songs about the Virgin Mary for Chorus, H 235, 5 Czech Madrigals for Chorus, H 321.
Catalogue Number: 03T054
Reference: SU 4237-2
Description: Throughout his career, Martinu kept returning to the texts from František Sušil’s collection of Moravian folk songs and we have here the complete choral works he wrote for chamber formations. Even though created over a great time span, between 1934 and 1959 (the composer only completed the Madrigals shortly before his death), all the pieces attest to the genius and sensitivity with which Martinu was able to handle the folk texts and furnish them with a new musical form – simple, spirited and majestic alike. Czech-English texts. Jakub Fišer (violin), Karel Košárek (piano), Martinů Voices; Lukás Vasilek.