This new disc of the Third and Fourth by Belohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic on the Czech label Supraphon re-starts the cycle but newer and arguably better than before. Newer certainly: Belohlávek has undertaken to record the revised scores and these versions do sound slightly tarter and more pungent. Arguably better in some ways: Belohlávek's earlier Fourth was brightly buoyant and darkly luminous, and although his current recording is surely more driven, it is perhaps a bit too bright and more hazy than luminous.
Composed By – Bohuslav Martinů. Conductor, Supervised By – Jiří Bělohlávek. Design – JanAltonDesign. Engineer – Stanislav Sýkora. Engineer – Jiří Hesoun. Liner Notes – Sandra Bergmannová. Liner Notes – Ivan Vomáčka.
This is Jirí Belohlávek's third recording of Martinu's life-enhancing Fourth Symphony (1945) and his second with the Czech Philharmonic. Both those predecessors possess considerable merits but must now yield to this newcomer. Not only is the orchestral playing in the luxury class, but Belohlávek's reading is as shapely as it's involving. He masterminds a selfless and unforced ccount of the Third (1944), an altogether more troubled work than its successor, and whose homesick undertow is potently realised here (the heartrending closing pages are precisely that).
On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Mendelssohn: Symphonies No. "Scottish" & 4 "Italian"; Overture "The Hebrides" (1997).
MARTINŮ Symphonies Nos 1-6. Bělohlávek inspires the BBC Symphony. View record and artist details. Record and Artist Details. Play them back to back and the inevitable risk is that they may all begin to sound too much alike, but such is Jirí Belohlávek’s skill as a Martinu interpreter that the effect is still of impressive stylistic variety. Brlohlávek usefully offers thumbnail descriptions of all six works, calling the First, epic, tragic and energetic, the Second lyric, poetic and vivid, the Third dramatic and Bohemian, the Fourth impressionistic, cosmopolitan, colourful and joyful, the Fifth visionary, and the Sixth a song of longing and hope.
Artist: Jiří Bělohlávek Title: Martinu: The 6 Symphonies Year Of Release: 2011 Label: Onyx Genre: Classical Quality: FLAC (Image+. Jirí Belohlávek's live 2009 set of the six symphonies of Bohuslav Martinu marked the 50th anniversary of the composer's death, as commemorated by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a series of concerts at London's Barbican.
Martinu: Symphonies No. and 4. National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Orchestra, Arthur Fagen Conductor. CD: 1 Tracks: 8 Length: 1:01:02. CD 1. Bohuslav Martinů Composer. Orchestr Ceská Filharmonie. Martinu: Symphonies 1 and 2. Neeme Järvi. Bamberg Symphony Chorus. Bohuslav Martinu: Symphonies 3 and 4. Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches; Turkish March and Fragments. National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Martinu: Symphonies No. and 6 ('Fantaisies symphoniques'). Naxos featured album.
Martinů: Symphonies nos 1–6. Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimír Válek, cond. Recorded Prague, Czech Radio, Studio A, 2006. Martinů: The 6 Symphonies. BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek. Recorded live at the Barbican Hall, London, 3 October 3 (No. 1) and 9 October (No. 2), 2009; 19 February (No. 4), 19 March (No. 5), 17 April 17 (No. 3), and 8 May (No. 6), 2010.
|Symphony No. 3, H. 299|
|1||1. Allegro poco moderato||Jiří Bělohlávek||9:18|
|2||2. Largo||Jiří Bělohlávek||8:51|
|3||3. Allegro - Andante||Jiří Bělohlávek||11:06|
|Symphony No. 4, H. 305|
|4||1. Poco moderato||Jiří Bělohlávek||6:57|
|5||2. Allegro vivo - Trio. Moderato - Allegro vivo||Jiří Bělohlávek||9:32|
|6||3. Largo||Jiří Bělohlávek||9:32|
|7||4. Poco allegro||Jiří Bělohlávek||7:40|
CreditsJiří Bělohlávek - Conductor, Primary Artist, Project Supervisor
Sandra Bergmannová - Liner Notes
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Orchestra
Emilia Esserová - Liner Note Translation
Jiri Hesoun - Sound Assistant
Martin Kubica - Photography
Anna Ohlídalová - Liner Note Translation
Eva Petrásková - Booklet Editor
Jaroslav Rybar - Recording Director
Stanislav Sykora - Engineer
Petr Vit - Producer
Ivan Vomácka - Liner Note Translation