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Strong Jazz Influences

Wind music by
Frank Martin -
enjoyed by
GEOFF PEARCE

'The rhythmic precision is impressive, the solos are played confidently and the intonation and quality of timbre of all instruments is absolutely spot on.'

Frank Martin: Music for Winds. Massachusetts Chamber Players / Matthew Westgate. © 2017 MSR Classics

I have admired Frank Martin (1890-1974) as a composer since my youth, when I first heard his Violin Concerto (1951), and it left me totally spellbound, unable to think of anything else for days. Here was modern music that gripped me and spoke to me in a way that many other twentieth century composers did not. When this disc came out, I just had to have it.

The first work on the disc is the Concerto for 13 winds, Percussion and Piano, in two movements...

Copyright © 6 March 2018 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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FRANK MARTIN: MUSIC FOR WINDS

FRANK MARTIN

WIND MUSIC

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