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MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Koukl)

Composer(s)Martinu, Bohuslav
Artist(s) Koukl, Giorgio, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557918
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Although they number approximately eighty out of a total of over four hundred works, Martinû’s compositions for solo piano have long been overshadowed by his orchestral and chamber music. This second release in the Naxos complete Martinû piano music edition features three sets of Puppets, written between 1912 and 1924. These and his Film en miniature of 1925 reflect Martinû’s fascination with popular culture. Delicate and sentimental, The Fifth Day of the Fifth Moon is dedicated to Hsien-Ming Lee Tcherepnin, the Chinese-born pianist and wife of the composer, while Les bouquinistes, which recalls Poulenc, is dedicated to the composer’s own wife, Charlotte. The two sets of ‘Garden Cycles’ from


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MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Koukl) 1:14:20   
  Loutky (Puppets), Book III, H. 92          
      No. 1. Pierrotovo zastavenicko (Pierrot's Serenade) 1:42       
      No. 2. Valcik sentimentalni loutky (The Sentimental Puppet's Waltz) 2:27       
      No. 3. Colombina (Columbine) 2:45       
      No. 4. Ples loutek (Puppet Ball) 2:42       
  Loutky (Puppets), Book II, H. 116          
      No. 1. Loutkove divadlo (Puppet Show) 2:08       
      No. 2. Harlekyn (Harlequin) 1:47       
      No. 3. Colombina vzpomina (Columbine Remembers) 2:54       
      No. 4. Nemocna loutka (The Sick Puppet) 3:10       
      No. 5. Colombina zpiva (Columbine Sings) 2:58       
  Loutky (Puppets), Book I, H. 137          
      No. 1. Colombina tanci (Columbine Dances) 2:04       
      No. 2. Nova loutka (The New Puppet) (Shimmy) 1:26       
      No. 3. Ostychava panenka (The Shy Puppet) 3:08       
      No. 4. Pohadka (Fairy-tale) 2:32       
      No. 5. Tanec loutek (Dance of The Puppets) 1:59       
  Film en miniature, H. 148          
      I. Tango 2:28       
      II. Scherzo 1:30       
      III. Ukolebavka (Berceuse) 3:47       
      IV. Valse 2:34       
      V. Chanson 1:26       
      VI. Carillon 1:37       
  Jaro v zahrade (Spring in the Garden), H. 125          
      I. Co si ted budeme hrati? Na honenou? (What shall we play now? Tag?) 1:37       
      II. Myslim, ze bych uz mel jit spat. (I think I should go to sleep now) 2:09       
      III. Proc bychom si nezahrali na vojaky. (Why shouldn't we play soldiers?) 1:41       
      IV. Neni to snad nic zleho, utrhnu-li si nekolik kvetin. (It isn't bad, is it, to pick a few flowers) 1:45       
  Motyli a rajky (Butterflies and Birds of Paradise), H. 127          
      I. Motyli v kvetinach (Butterflies in flowers) 3:57       
      II. Motyli a rajky (Butterflies and birds of paradise) 3:21       
      III. Rajky nad morem (Birds of paradise above the sea) 8:18       
  The Fifth Day of the Fifth Moon, H. 318 2:57       
  Les bouquinistes du Quai Malaquais, H. 319 1:31       
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