Meredith Blecha-Wells, Sun Min Kim - Martinů: Small Storms
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:36 min | 256 MB
Label: Navona Records | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017
Like many European composers alive during the World Wars, Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) was nomadic. But while most of these artists’ music changed drastically based on their location, Martinů’s compositional style consistently referenced the culture of his Czech heritage. SMALL STORMS – cellist Meredith Blecha-Wells’ debut record – contains Martinů’s duos for cello and piano from the latter half of his life, with the performances of Blecha-Wells and pianist Sun Min Kim fully embodying the folkloric sensibility and conservative style that typify the composer’s oeuvre.