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Program Notes & Synopses

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Martinů: Oboe Concerto

Martinů: Oboe Concerto

25.00

160 words. (Recommended companion note: The Sound of the Czechs)
note by Chris Myers

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Excerpt:

This is a lyrical piece in which moments of agitation or anxiety on the part of the soloist or orchestra are always coaxed back into joy by the other musicians. The influence of Stravinsky and the jazz of Martinů’s adopted homeland is apparent, especially in the first movement, but in the finale, he returns to Bohemia with a dance that Tancibudek likened to a Czech polka.

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