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    After playing through all the available recordings here's my thoughts in summation.. Talich - superbly played and the brisk pacing is spot on for me in that last movement but the recording is so boxy and bass-light that I couldn't wholly recommend it. With better sound it would be at, or near...
  2. Orchestral Music
    Have you heard Bohuslav Martinů's orchestral works? if so, what did you think of them? which is your favorite? He is one of my favorite symphonists and has a wonderful orchestral voice. Syncopated rhythms, lyrical, playful melodies that often ignore bar-lines, lush and unique orchestration...
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    What works do you consider to be at the core of Martinů's comprehensive oeuvre?
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    I've been getting quite into Martinu's symphonies, starting with 1 and 6. Wonderfully inventive - syncopated rhythms, occasional bursts of piano, and very atmospheric. Very Czech, I can only assume from a distance. I'd like to get a cycle, as they're not much more than single discs. So -...
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