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Martinu's Kitchen Revue

Composer Bohuslav MartinuCTK (Czech Television Corp)

April 05, 2021

During the 1920s, Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu began to withdraw from the styles in which he was trained, and ballets became his favorite medium for experimentation. On today's show, hear ballet music set in an unusual setting: La Revue de Cuisine (Kitchen Revue) by Bohuslav Martinu.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Guillermo Lago: Ciudades Movement 2 Sarajevo
Signum Saxophone Quartet
Echoes
DG 4860001

Bohuslav Martinu: La Revue de Cuisine (Kitchen Revue) for Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Violin, Cello and Piano, H. 161
Sang Yoon Kim, clarinet; Carin Packwood, bassoon; Lynn Erickson, trumpet; Ruggero Allifranchini, violin; Julie Albers, cello; Hanna Kim, piano
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Borromeo String Quartet
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, VT

Bob Mintzer: Afro Caribbean, from Rhythm of the Americas
Signum Saxophone Quartet; WDR Radio Orchestra; Boian Videnoff, conductor
Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany

Hour 2

Joaquin Rodrigo: Sonata giocosa: II. Andante moderato
Marcin Dylla, guitar
Chitarra Giocosa
Fleur de Son NA

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Ciranda das sete notas
Jack Pena, bassoon; Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra; Norman Huynh, conductor
Spoleto Festival USA, St Matthew's Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC

Anton Webern / Franz Schubert: Bagatellen, Op. 9 / Minuets, D. 89
Brentano String Quartet
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Carlos Guastavino: Sonata No. 3
Marcin Dylla, classical guitar
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI