Bohuslav Martinů

Bohuslav Martinů Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th December 1890
  • Died
    28th August 1959
  • Birthplace
    Polička, Bohemia

Bohuslav Martinů was a prolific Czech composer of modern classical music. Martinů wrote 6 symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and a large body of orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. Martinů became a violinist in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and taught music in his home town. In 1923 Martinů left Czechoslovakia for Paris, and deliberately withdrew from the Romantic style in which he had been trained. In the 1930s he experimented with expressionism and constructivism, and became an admirer of current European technical developments, exemplified by his orchestral works Half-time and La Bagarre. He also adopted jazz idioms, for instance in his Kuchyňské revue ("Kitchen Revue").

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Cello Concerto No.1, H.196 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, H.269 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Oboe Concerto Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.4, H.358 'Incantation' Concerto Piano
Rhapsody-Concerto, H.337 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
3 Danses Tcheques, H.154 Dance Piano
Borová, H.195 Dance Piano
Les rondes, H.200 Dance Chamber group
Duo for Violin and Cello, H.157 Duet Chamber group
7 Études rhythmiques Etude Solo Instrument and Piano
Etudes and Polkas, H.308 Etude Piano
Impromptu, H.166 Impromptu Solo Instrument and Piano
Intermezzo, H.261 Intermezzi Solo Instrument and Piano
Inventions, H.234 Invention Orchestra
3 Madrigals, H.313 Madrigal Chamber group
Les madrigaux Madrigal Wind Ensemble
Nonet, H.144 Nonet Chamber group
2 Pieces pour clavecin, H.244 Piano piece Piano
Fables Piano piece Piano
Film en miniature Piano piece Piano