Magazine article Czech Music

Bohuslav Martinu: Piano Quintets H. 229, 298: Piano Quartet H. 287

Magazine article Czech Music

Bohuslav Martinu: Piano Quintets H. 229, 298: Piano Quartet H. 287

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Bohuslav Martinu Piano Quintets H. 229, 298 Piano Quartet H. 287 Ivan Klan sky--piano, Kocian Quartet (Pavel Hula, Milos (Cerny, Zbynek Padourek, Vaclav Bernasek). Production: Pierre E. Barbier. Text: Eng., Fr., Ger. Recorded: Mar, Oct 2008, Martinu Hall of Music Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague. Released: 2009. TT: 72:04. DDD. 1 CD Praga Digitals PRD/DSD 250 250 (distribution Classic). Alternative: Quintet--Martinu Quartet, Karel Kosarek (Naxos).

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Pierre Barbier, the producer, has managed to produce a terrific gift for the Bohuslav Martinu anniversary. From the many Czech musicians who work for his company he has chosen his best pianist and the Kocian Quartet and once again his choice has been a fortunate one. Jaroslav Rybar stepped in as a reliable "understudy" for Milan Slavicky, who usually takes the chair as director, and the Steinway was prepared by one of the best European tuners, Ivan Sokol. If the 1st Piano Quintet H. 229 belongs to the "Paris" period, then the 2nd Piano Quintet H. 298 and Piano Quartet H. 289 belong to the "American" period. …

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