BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Songs, Vol. 3 - 7 Songs on One Page, H.294, 7 Songs on Two Pages, H.302, Niponari, H.68a, 2 Songs to Negro Folk Poems, H.232bis, My Mother, H.34/1, It is all Gone, H.55, Oh, Speak, H.8bis, Blue Eyes, H.70, The Rose, H.54, Shine, God, Shine, H.76, The Right Tally, H.34/2, Marry Me Off, Mother, H.53, Song about Hanicka, H.80.
Catalogue Number: 07R040
Description: The largest scale work on this new volume is the cycle of seven songs setting Japanese lyric poetry (Niponari - 1912) which shows the young composer transitioning from late romaticism to impressionism. Except for the two Songs on Pages sets, which date from 1943, the rest are early songs from 1910-1912 and are First Recordings. Texts and translations available on-line. Jana Hrochová Wallingerová (mezzo), Giorgio Koukl (piano).