Frank Martin

Welcome! This site is dedicated to the music and life of the composer Frank Martin (1890 Geneva CH – 1974 Naarden NL). We invite you to visit an extensive database of his Works.
Most compositions are provided with detailed information about instrumentation/orchestration, texts, premieres and audio samples. You will also find links to publishers of Martin’s musical scores. If available comments of the composer himself are included. 
Read more about Frank Martin’s life in the Biographical timeline – with biographies in English, French and Dutch – or take a look in Photos for a pictorial history of his life.

In Articles you can find additional information as published in the bulletins of the Frank Martin Stichting, responsible for the content and maintenance of this website.

Select Calendar for a selective list of future performances of compositions by Frank Martin.

If you are looking for specific information, we hope you find it on this site. If you would like to obtain additional information or communicate with us, please get in touch by using the Contact page.


Maria Martin

Interview with Maria Martin (1915-2017), Frank Martin’s widow, at the Frank Martin House at the Bollelaan in Naarden. This film was made in the summer and autumn of 2011 by Véronique Cabois and commissioned by the Frank Martin Stichting, The Netherlands.

“When I play the ‘Polyptyque’ by Frank Martin I feel the same responsibility, the same exaltation as when I play Bach’s Chaconne”.

Yehudi Menuhin