The Swiss composer Frank Martin was born in Geneva on 15 September 1890. After studies in Rome, he returned and over the years gained a distinctive reputation for music of exquisitive quality, some of which remains in the repertory. He died at Naarden on 21 November 1974.
A selection of M&V articles about Frank Martin
Ensemble. Light from on High - Giuseppe Pennisi's first of two reports from the Sagra Musicale Umbra
Ensemble. Vivid and Colourful - Two choirs join forces to celebrate the Britten anniversary, heard by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Wonderfully Complementary - Music for flute and organ, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... mastery, panache and a sense of balance that is almost uncanny.'
Ensemble. An Ecstatic Success - Giuseppe Pennisi visits the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana
Ensemble. Luxurious Textures - Sacred music from the Phoenix Chorale, heard by Maria Nockin
Ensemble. A Real Barnburner - Another report from this summer's Tanglewood Festival, by Lawrence Budmen