16 Feb 2021

MARTINŮ: The Kitchen Revue

From Music Alive, 8:06 pm on 16 February 2021

Jonathan Cohen (clarinet), Ingrid Hagan (bassoon), Josh Rogan (trumpet), Andrew Beer (violin), Chen Cao (cello), Sarah Watkins (piano)

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Bohuslav Martinů

Bohuslav Martinů Photo: CC3.0, ex Wikimedia Commons

In 1923, Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů settled in Paris and was inspired by the jazz that he heard in the nightclubs there.

With a couple of fellow Czech emigrés, he created La Revue de Cuisine, "The Kitchen Revue" – a ballet concerning itself with the romantic intrigues between a bunch of utensils: Pot, Lid, Stirring Stick, Dishcloth, and Broom.

Silly stuff, but it went down a treat in gay Paris.

Recorded by RNZ Concert in Auckland Concert Chamber, 27 October 2020
Producer: Tim Dodd; Sound engineer: Rangi Powick

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