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Scherzo for flute and piano (H. 174a)

By Martinů Bohuslav

Bohuslav Martinu: Scherzo for flute and piano (H. 174a) was written in 1929 as a part of his Sextet for Wind and Piano (H. 174). The Scherzo is its third, short movement that has been published separately since 1960s.
In 1923 Martinu went to Paris where he experimented with modern French neo-classical developments. During that period Martinu adopted jazz idioms which were applied in his Sextet for Wind and Piano.
The Scherzo is a brilliant divertimento, spiced with lively rhythm and the homage to a well-known passage from the finale of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé.

Birgit Ramsl

Gottlieb Wallisch (piano), 2022, Naxos

Scherzo

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Martinů Bohuslav

Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) was a Czech composer and violinist who started his musical career as a violinist in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. At the age of 33 he moved to Paris where he gradually developed his compositional style which can be described as neoclassicism. The most prolific period of composing was during his stay in the United States.
One of his characteristic features in his symphonies is a prominent part for piano. Martinů was very introvert person and there have been  assumptions that he had some sort of autistic disorder, most likely Asperger syndrome.