BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Piano Quartet, H 287, Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano, H 315, Piano Trio No. 3, H 332, Duo No. 2 in D for Violin and Cello, H 371.
Catalogue Number: 11L069
Description: Most of these late chamber works are still relatively rarely heard and recorded, although we just had a new recording this past June of the wonderful piano quartet of 1942, predictive in its syncopations and motor rhythms of the Symphony No. 1 about to follow. The light-spirited oboe quartet of 1947 helps balance out the large-scale piano trio of 1951 (both dedicated to the same artist, Leopold Mannes), whose dark and intense first two movements are relieved by a brighter finale. George Caird (oboe), Schubert Ensemble. Chandos 10551 (England) 11L069 $17.98