Hyperion Records has announced the release of violinist Bohuslav Matoušek‘s new 4-CD set: ‘Martinů – The Complete Music for Violin and Orchestra‘.
Recorded with conductor Christopher Hogwood and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the 4-disc set features Bohuslav Martinů’s (1890-1959) 1st and 2nd Violin Concertos, Duo Concertantes, Czech Rhapsody, Suite Concertante, Concerto da camera, Rhapsody Viola Concerto – and Flute and Violin, Violin and Piano and Double Violin Concertos.
“The first time I encountered Martinů’s music I was prenatal when my mother was singing Martinů’s ‘Sung Ballet’ with a choir …” Bohuslav has told The Violin Channel.
“As a young violinist, I recorded Martinů’s complete string quartets with the Stamic Quartet – and his violin and piano works with, pianist Petr Adamec … Martinů’s body of works for the violin are gorgeous and very extensive …” he has said.
“For some listeners, the first encounter with the music of Martinů can be quite shocking – but I am immensely happy to be the bearer of his wonderful music.”
MARTINU - Complete violin works
Bohuslav Matoušek, Violin
Christopher Hogwood, Conductor
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Relase Date: February 1, 2019