Martinů The Greek Passion

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Title: Martinů The Greek Passion
Otros títulos: Martinů The Greek Passion
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Bohuslav Martinů; Brno State Philhamonic Orchestra; Czech Philharmonic Chorus; Charles Mackerras
Código CDU: Mart.07
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: Around the year 1930, Martinu, having written several recent works in a style evocative of Czech folk music, came under the spell of the concerti grossi of Baroque-era composers like Handel and, especially, Arcangelo Corelli. He started incorporating elements of that style into his own music; the initial manifestation of this was the first of the three versions of the Cello Concerto No. 1, scored with chamber orchestra accompaniment. The concerto was written in Martinu's hometown of Policka between August and September 1930. Gaspar Cassadó, the work's dedicatee, premiered this version of the work in Berlin on December 13, 1931. In 1939 Martinu revisited it, rescoring it for a full symphony orchestra. This version was dedicated to, and premiered by, Pierre Fournier, who presented the work often over the ensuing 15 years. But in 1955 Martinu, then living in Nice, Italy, happened on a radio broadcast of the concerto from Paris and, dismayed by what he heard, decided to rescore it once again, ...


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