Sinfonia Varsovia & Ian Hobson - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:27 minutes | 668 MB
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Martinu’s mature orchestral works are now a mainstay of the repertoire. But the generous quantity of orchestral music he wrote between his late teens and early thirties is as good as unknown; some of it, indeed, has never even been performed. That’s the case with the ballet Stín (‘The Shadow’) from 1916, which has its world premiere in this recording – astonishingly, in view of the quality of the music it contains. Although the action of the ballet is dark – a girl dances with her shadow in the presence of Death – Martinů’s score presents a series of remarkably buoyant and cheery dances.