BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Piano Quintets Nos. 1 & 2, Sonata for 2 Violins and Piano
Catalogue Number: 05I062
Description: Only available recordings of the two-movement, 12-minute 1932 sonata and the 1933 first quintet, both works from Martinu's neo-classical period in which elements of Bohemian folk music begin to appear. The later quintet (1944) shares the style, sound world, intricate instrumentation and guarded optimism of the fourth symphony which it preceded. Martinu Quartet, Karel Kosárek (piano).