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Original Letters between Frank Martin and Paul Badura Skoda

We’re pleased to publish the original letters exchanged between Frank martin and Paul Badura Skoda over the years.

Book about Frank Martin & Paul Badura-Skoda

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.

Paul Badura-Skoda

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.