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Antonín Dvořák Antonín Dvořák
1841-1904

String Quartet No. 12 in F major, American
1893
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This work is to be dedicated to nobody, save those who find pleasure in it. That is the most profitable dedication. Franz Schubert

Martinů, Bergerettes

April 13th, 2008

Bohuslav Martinů 1890-1950

Bergerettes for violin, cello and piano, 1939

Bohuslav MartinůA short list of first-rank important Czech composers would include, in chronological order, Smetana, Dvořák, Janacek and Martinů. Bohuslav Martinů was an extraordinarily prolific composer across a full range of musical genres including dramatic music for stage and film with at least fifteen operas, several orchestral concerti and symphonies as well as choral music. A substantial catalog of chamber music for a variety of ensembles totals nearly one hundred works. While his mature music lies entirely within the 20th century, Martinů developed a fresh, personal style that is predominantly tonal and accessible, largely independent of the numerous schools, trends and “isms” that characterize the multi-faceted landscape of modern music through the mid-century. In additional to several duo sonatas, « more »


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