Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Martinů: Symphonies 3 & 6 - Vaclav Neumann

Martinů left Communist Czechoslovakia and composed his symphonies in the United States. All his symphonies are colorful, melodic, and scored to include piano. You can get an awesome deal on the complete set performed by Bryden Thomson and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Amazon (click for link). Meanwhile, Vaclav Neumann does really beautiful work in this out-of-print recording, which features the third and sixth symphonies:

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Happy New Year!


1 comment:

Ed said...

Also check out Neumann's recording of Martinu's cello concertos with Angelica May, and any Martinu recording by Belohlavek.