We’re pleased to publish the original letters exchanged between Frank martin and Paul Badura Skoda over the years.
We are very pleased to announce that a new book about Composer Frank Martin (1890-1974) and Pianist Paul Badura-Skoda (b. 1927) will be published in January 2019.
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 created in a unique cooperation between composer and pianist that can only exist when people are good friends and have complete trust in each other’s musical integrity.