Bohemian composer Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
was exceptionally prolific, composing over 400 imaginative,
well-crafted, and diverse pieces, including symphonies, operas,
ballet scores, and other orchestral works. For 12 years
(1941-1953), he lived in America, during which he enjoyed a
brilliant reputation, and his works were played by nearly all the
major orchestras. Yet today, his works are rarely performed.
In Bohuslav Martinu: The
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