26. dubna  2010  rubrika: Title - Classical

Variations on the Theme by Bohuslav Martinů - Jan Novák

Jan Novák - Variations on the Theme by Bohuslav Martinů - Foto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Jan Novák - Variations on the Theme by Bohuslav MartinůFoto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Novák's development as a composer was fundamentally influenced by his study stay in the United States in the year 1947/8, when he studied briefly under Aaron Copland and in the following five months in New York privately with Bohuslav Martinů. The influence of the work of Bohuslav Martinů is evident in particular in the compositions of the first phase of Novák's work. To this time it´s possible to include the emergence of Variations on a Theme by Bohuslav Martinů for two pianos.

The composition was written in 1949 and orchestrated for symphony orchestra ten years later. Parts of the work are seven variations on the final motif of Martinu's Field Mass and the final double fugue. 

Other compositions by Jan Novák published in Czech Radio:
Capriccio - score
Capriccio - piano score
Elegantiae tripudiorum
IV Hymni Christiani
Choreae vernales for Flute and Guitar
Choreae vernales for Flute and Piano
Choreae vernales for Flute, String Orchestra and Harp with Celesta or Piano
Odarum concentus choro fidium
Panisci fistula
Prima sonata
Scherzi pastorali for Clarinet (or Bass Clarinet) and Piano
Sonata brevis
Sonata da chiesa II for Flute and Organ
Sonata tribus
Sonatina for Flute and Piano
Strepitus festivi for Four French Horns
Tibia fugitiva
Toccata chromatica 


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publ.No.R 197
price305,- CZK

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