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composer

Bohuslav Martinu, composer. Recipient New York Critics Circle award, 1955.

Background

Martinu, Bohuslav was born on December 8, 1890 in Policka, Czechoslovakia. Son of Ferdinand and Karolina (Klimes) Martinu.

Education

Student Conservatory of Prague.

Career

Came to the United States, March 1941. Visiting professor in composition, Princeton University, until 1953. Now lives in France. Among his later compositions: (for orchestra) Prelude en forme de Scherzo.

Fantaisies Symphoniques (Symphony Northern 6.). Toccata et Due Canzoni. Sinfonietta Giocoas (piano and orchestra).

Sinfonietta La Jolla Violin Concerto- Rhapsody Concerto (viola and orchestra). Double Violin Concerto. For chorus: Five Czech Madrigals.

Three sacred and three secular Czech Madrigals. Chamber music: Trio Northern 2 (violin, cello and piano). Quartet (oboe, violin, cello and piano).

String Quartet Northern 7. For two pianos: Three Czech Dances. Operas: The Marriage.

What Men Live By; Comedy on the Bridge (Award 1951). Greek Passion; La Locandiera (Goldoni text). Symphonies: Julietta (G. Neveus) three acts.

Symphonies I to VI, Military Marches.

Connections

Married Charlotte Quennehen, March 21, 1932.

father:
Ferdinand Martinu

mother:
Karolina (Klimes) Martinu

spouse:
Charlotte Quennehen