HANNS EISLER (1898-1962): Nonet No. 2 for 3 Violins, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet and Percussion, BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959): Nonet No. 2 for String Trio, Double Bass and Wind Quintet, H. 374, NINO ROTA (1911-1979): Nonet for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, String Trio and Double Bass.
Catalogue Number: 07X040
Description: In 1959, two composers wrote nonets: Rota’s melodic piece, on which he would continue to work for almost 20 years, and Martinů’s farewell chamber music work which he composed as a last piece to satisfy his longing for his homeland. Eisler did not compose his nonet in his native country either, but arrived in Mexico in 1941 as a refugee from the Nazis. There he wrote the music for John Steinbeck’s documentary film The Forgotten Village, which served as the inspiration for his Nonet No. 2. Oxalys.