A honest reference to Martinu’s tormented soul

Resignation. © Charles Thibo

The story of this post is s curious one. The first time I was consciously listening to this piece of music I was about to park my car in a street across my office. It was a cold, grey autumn morning and I thought: “How appropriate! Its too early, too cold and this piece is totally unhinged. Brilliant start into the day.” My judgment was based on the first bars and I reversed it quickly: the harsh musical language hides a Romantic longing, the story of an impossible love, of living on the edge and under incredible tension.

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