Loving Martinů

December 2, 2010

This week, Ronnie and I went to the always-well-programmed LA Philharmonic Chamber Music series at Disney Hall. Our tickets are in the front row and the concerts are always a joy. The funny thing is: I never know what is going to be on the program. Sometimes I have had enough music after the first half, sometimes I stay for the whole concert.

On Tuesday, we heard Bohuslav Martinů’s Trio for flute, cello and piano. Ho hum? Not at all. Thrilling! In fact, I must confess that more often than not, when I hear some amazing piece of music on the radio for which I must stay in the car until I find out who the composer is, is almost always Bohuslav Martinů. His music resonates with me deeply: I feel that my music is in the same vein as his is.

As I have with so many other composers, I need to become obsessed with his music and learn it all. His music is deserving of being heard more.

Here is a performance (not the LA Phil) of the Trio on YouTube.
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