Martinů: Cello Sonatas

Martinů: Cello Sonatas

Steven Isserlis (cello), Peter Evans (piano)


Bohuslav Martinu (1890–1959) may be numbered among the ranks of the eclectics. One dictionary defines an eclectic as ‘one who selects that which is best in everything: the opposite of exclusive’. As far as Martinu is concerned this seems apt. He was certainly selective: he remained open to influence, yet he contrived throughout his maturity to transform whatever he selected into something recognizably personal.

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