BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959): Four Songs of the Virgin Mary, Romance from the Dandelions (w/Daniel Åberg [military drum]), FRANK MARTIN (1890-1974): Mass, Songs of Ariel.
Catalogue Number: 04T051
Label: OUR Recordings
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Offered for the fairly rare Martinů works, the four songs as simple and unassuming as the folk texts he set in 1934, and another of his late cantatas from the late 1950s which also uses folk sources but for depicting a tale of tragic love. Equally rare is the Swiss composer’s setting of five songs from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a preliminary to his 1955 opera on the same subject. These are in English and date from 1950. Czech-English texts. Danish National Vocal Ensemble; Marcus Creed.