Martinu

Martinu Cantatas

Martinu

Martinů The Legend of the Smoke From Potato Tops; The Opening of the Springs; The Romance of the Dandelions; Mikeš of the Mountains

Soloists; Members of the Bennewitz Quartet; Prague Philharmonic Choir/Lukáš Vasilek
Supraphon SU41982

Reviewed March 2017

Every new Martinů release from Supraphon over the past few years has been treasurable, but this compendium offers the composer’s miraculous poetic cantatas inspired by folk wisdom and timely ecological parables. Unorthodox instrumental combinations and superb singing heighten the pleasures of this recording.

Audio clip: Romance of the Dandelions