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Martinu: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 3


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This series of recordings of Martinu’s early orchestral works has already brought more than its fair share of surprises. The two shorter works here are colourful and atmospheric tone-poems, pieces of real substance and major discoveries in their own right. But it is the 1922 symphonic triptych Vanishing Midnight (Míjející pulnoc in the original Czech) – here receiving its first recording – which will prove the real revelation. A big-hearted work of breathtaking opulence and striking confidence, Vanishing Midnight is as exquisitely lovely as it is powerful and dramatic – Martinu’s first true masterpiece. Ian Hobson, pianist and conductor, began his international career in 1981 when he won the Leeds International Piano Competition. He is in increasing demand as a conductor, particularly for performances in which he doubles as a pianist. he made his debut in this capacity in 1996 with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, and also performs extensively as pianist-conductor with Sinfonia da Camera, a group he formed in 1984 and which quickly gained international recognition through its recordings.
Facts
Item number TOCC0414
Barcode 5060113444141
Release date 1/19/2018
Category Orchestral
Label TOCCATA CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Kopacka, Agnieszka
Hobson, Ian
Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia
Disc: 1
Míjející pulnoc (Vanishing Midnight), H. 13100:41:00
1 Vanishing Midnight, H. 131: I. Satyrs in the Wood 00:16:16 Hobson, Ian Sinfonia Varsovia
2 Vanishing Midnight, H. 131: II. The Blue Hour 00:12:45 Hobson, Ian Sinfonia Varsovia
3 Vanishing Midnight, H. 131: III. Shadows 00:15:57 Hobson, Ian Sinfonia Varsovia
Balade, "Vila na mori" (The Villa by the Sea), H. 00:18:00
4 Balade "Vila na mori", H. 97 00:17:38 Hobson, Ian Sinfonia Varsovia Kopacka, Agnieszka
Sen o minulosti (Dream of the Past), H. 12400:13:00
5 Sen o minulosti, H. 124 00:13:29 Hobson, Ian Sinfonia Varsovia
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