Belohlavek and the orchestra are superb in the first three symphonies. He captures Martinu's shimmering, luminous orchestral textures and invests the pervasive 'sprung' rhythms of the faster... — BBC Music Magazine, October 2011, 5 out of 5 starsMore…
Release Date: 27th Jun 2011
Catalogue No: ONYX4061
Length: 3 hours 2 minutes
Gramophone Magazine, October 2011, Disc of the Month
Time may yet confirm Martin?'s symphonic series as one of the most original reflections of their age... Naxos and Fagen put a wide listenership in their debt by making the full story available... — BBC Music MagazineMore…
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... — Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010More…