Composer Frank Martin (1890-1974) and pianist Paul Badura-Skoda (b. 1927) were musical soulmates and good friends. Frank Martin wrote two piano works for his Viennese virtuoso friend in the last nine years of his life: Concerto II pour piano et orchestre (1968-69) and Fantaisie sur des rythmes flamenco for piano solo (1973). Both works were […]
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On the 11th of June at the beautiful Tindal Villa in Bussum (Netherlands), guitarist Martin van Hees arrived, accompanied by Frank Martin specialist Magda de Meester and the members of the Frank Martin Society. The sun was shining brightly and the audience – consisting of Frank Martin lovers, associates and relatives – could have their […]
Piles of manuscripts on an antique table. Swiss composer in The Netherlands. Interior of the Frank Martin House, a time capsule: beautiful garden with old trees, small windows, parquet flooring, Persian rugs family photographs. Frank Martin died in 1974 but it looks as if he left yesterday. His pencil at the piano. A chest of […]
A book by Maria Martin has been published: “Treasured memories, my life with Frank Martin” (in English) The book is published by Gooiberg Pers in the Netherlands, (www.gooibergpers.nl) ISBN: 9789072184610 Price: €19.50 (€16 for members of the ‘Sociéte Frank Martin’ or ‘Frank Martin Stichting’)