Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Martinů new opera - Big Launch

Big launch for the unfinished Martinů opera Le Jour de bonté (The day of charity). Czech label Arco Diva has made the world premiere recording. It gets a big launch on November 14th at Leicester Square in London - "a multi media event" film, live performance, discussion, etc.  Martinů completed (more or less) the first two acts, so the fragment runs 73 minutes, enough to give an idea what it might have been like. A young couple set off from their native village to do acts of kindness in the world. Apparently, the music's based on piano and percussion, no flutes or horns.  The CD is already available, so we can brush up in advance of the launch. Please read HERE about Martinů's Julietta, which is wonderful!  That's on CD too, now.

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