List of compositions by Bohuslav Martinů

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Bohuslav Martinů at the piano working on his second symphony.
U.S.A., New York, around 1942
image: Bohuslav Martinu Centre in Policka

This is a list of compositions by Bohuslav Martinů by category. The date and place after each work are the date and place of origin. The catalog numbers with the prefix "H." are based on the comprehensive catalog of Martinů's works prepared by the Belgian musicologist Harry Halbreich, which was first published in 1968. A second revised and expanded edition was completed in 2006.[1]

Operas[edit]

Ballets[edit]

  • Noc (Night), ballet in 1 act, H. 89 (1914 Polička)
  • Tance se závoji (Dances with a Veils), meloplastic dance scenes, H. 93 (1914 Polička)
  • Stín (The Shadow), ballet in 1 act, H. 102 (1916 Polička)
  • Koleda (Christmas Carol), ballet in 4 acts with singing, dancing and recitation, H. 112 (1917 Polička)
  • Istar, ballet in 3 acts, H. 130 (1921 Polička, Prague)
  • Kdo je na světě nejmocnější? (Who is the Most Powerful in the World?), ballet comedy in 1 act, H. 133 (1922 Prague)
  • Vzpoura (The Revolt), ballet sketch in 1 act, H. 151 (1925 Paris, Prague)
  • Motýl, který dupal (The Butterfly that Stamped), ballet in 1 act, H. 153 (1926 Paris)
  • Le Raid merveilleux (The Amazing Flight), a mechanical ballet, H. 159 (1927 Paris)
  • La Revue de Cuisine (The Kitchen Revue), jazz-ballet in 1 act, H. 161 (1927 Paris)
  • On Tourne, ballet in 1 act, H. 163 (1927 Polička)
  • Check to the King, jazz-ballet in 2 act, H. 186 (1930 Paris)
  • Špalíček (The Chap-Book), ballet with singing in 3 acts, H. 214 (1932 Paris)
  • Le jugement de Paris (The judgement of Paris), ballet in 1 act, H. 245 (1935 Paris)
  • The Strangler, ballet for three dancers, H. 317 (1948 New York)

Orchestral[edit]

Symphonies[edit]

Others[edit]

Concertos[edit]

Piano[edit]

Violin[edit]

Cello[edit]

  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in D, H. 196 I (1930 Polička), H. 196 II (1939 Paris), H. 196 III (1955 Nice)
  • Cello Concerto No. 2, H. 304 (1945 New York)

Other solo instruments[edit]

Multiple Instruments[edit]

  • Concertino for Cello, Winds, Percussion and Piano in C minor, H. 143 (1924 Paris)
  • Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, H. 207 (1931 Paris)
  • Concertino for Piano Trio (Violin, Cello and Piano) and String Orchestra, H. 231 (1933 Paris)
  • Concerto for Flute, Violin and Orchestra, H. 252 (1936 Paris)
  • Duo Concertante (Concerto No. 1) for Two Violins and Orchestra, H. 264 (1937 Nice)
  • Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, H. 292 (1943 New York)
  • Sinfonia Concertante No. 2 in B-flat major (Violin, Cello, Oboe, Bassoon and Orchestra with Piano), H. 322 (1949 New York)
  • Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra No. 2 in D major, H. 329 (1950 New York)
  • Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Orchestra, H. 342 (1953 New York)

Vocal[edit]

  • Česká Rapsodie (Czech Rhapsody), cantata for baritone, mixed chorus, orchestra and organ, H. 118 (1918 Polička)
  • Svatební košile (The Spectre's Bride), Ballad for soprano, tenor, bass, mixed chorus and orchestra, H. 214 I A (1932)
  • Dvě pisně na texty negerské poezie (Two songs with lyrics from black poetry), for vocal solo and piano, H. 232 (1932 Paris)
  • Kytice (Bouquet of Flowers), Cycle on Folk Texts for Radio for soprano, alto, tenor, bass, children's chorus, mixed chorus and small orchestra, H 260 (1937); words by František Sušil and Karel Jaromír Erben
  • Polní mše (Field Mass), cantata for baritone, male chorus and orchestra, H. 279 (1939 Paris)
  • Písnicky na dve stránky (Songs on two pages, seven songs an Moravian folk poetry), for vocal solo and piano, H. 302
  • Gilgameš (The Epic of Gilgamesh), cantata for soli, mixed chorus and orchestra, H. 351 (1955 Nice)
  • Otvírání studánek (The Opening of the Wells), cantata for soli, female chorus and instrumental accompaniment, H. 354 (1955 Nice)
  • Legenda z dýmu bramborové nati (Legend of the Smoke from Potato Fires), cantata for soli, mixed chorus and instrumental accompaniment, H. 360 (1956 Rome)
  • Romance z pampelišek (The Romance of the Dandelions), cantata for mixed chorus a cappella and soprano solo, H. 364 (1957 Rome)

Chamber[edit]

Duos for violin and piano[edit]

  • Violin sonatas
    • Violin Sonata in C major, H. 120 (1919 Polička)
    • Violin Sonata in D minor, H. 152 (1926 Paris)
    • Violin Sonata No. 1, H. 182 (1929 Paris)
    • Violin Sonata No. 2, H. 208 (1931 Paris)
    • Violin Sonata No. 3, H. 303 (1944 New York)
  • Other
    • Impromptu, H. 166 (1927 Paris)
    • Cinq pièces brèves (Five short pieces), H. 184 (1930 Paris)
    • Études rythmiques (7 pieces), H. 202 (1932 Paris)
    • Intermezzo, H. 261 (1937 Paris)
    • Sonatina, H. 262 (1937 Paris)
    • Five Madrigal Stanzas, H. 297 (1943 New York) – dedicated to Albert Einstein
    • Czech Rhapsody, H. 307 (1945 Cape Cod, South Orleans, Mass.)

Duos for cello and piano[edit]

  • Cello sonatas
    • Cello Sonata No. 1, H. 277 (1939 Paris)
    • Cello Sonata No. 2, H. 286 (1941 Jamaica, Long Island)
    • Cello Sonata No. 3, H. 340 (1952 Vieux-Moulin)
  • Other
    • Ariette, H. 188B (1930 Paris)
    • Nocturnes, H. 189 (1931 Paris)
    • Pastorals, H. 190 (1931 Paris)
    • Miniature Suite, H. 192 (1931 Paris)
    • Seven Arabesques, H. 201 (1931 Paris)
    • Variations on a Theme of Rossini, H. 290 (1942 New York)
    • Variations on a Slovak Folk Song, H. 378 (1959 Schönenberg-Pratteln)

Duos for other instruments and piano[edit]

  • Scherzo for Flute and Piano, H. 174 A (1929 Paris) (see also Sextetts, H. 174)
  • Flute Sonata (1945), H. 306
  • Viola Sonata (1955), H. 355
  • Clarinet Sonatina, H. 356
  • Trumpet Sonatina (1957), H. 357

Duos for other instruments without piano[edit]

  • Duo No. 1 (Preludium – Rondo) for Violin and Cello, H. 157 (1927 Paris)
  • Three Madrigals (Duett No. 1) for Violin and Viola, H. 313 (1947 New York)
  • Duet No. 2 for Violin and Viola, H. 331 (1950 New York)
  • Divertimento for Two Recorders, H. 365 (1957 Rome)
  • Duo No. 2 for Violin and Cello in D major, H. 371 (1958 Schönenberg-Pratteln)
  • Piece for Two Cellos, H. 377 (1959 Schönenberg-Pratteln)

Trios[edit]

  • String trios
    • String Trio No. 1, H. 136 (1923 Paris)
    • String Trio No. 2, H. 238 (1934 Paris)
  • Piano trios
    • Piano Trio No. 1, H. 193 (1930 Paris)
    • Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, H. 327 (1950 New York)
    • Piano Trio No. 3 in C major, H. 332 (1951 New York)
    • Bergerettes, five pieces for piano trio, H. 275 (1939 Paris)
  • Two violins and piano
    • Sonatina for Two Violins and Piano, H. 198 (1930 Paris)
    • Sonata for Two Violins and Piano, H. 213 (1932 Paris)
  • Flute, violin and keyboard
    • Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H. 254 (1937 Paris)
    • Promenades for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord, H. 274 (1939 Paris)
    • Madrigal-Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H. 291 (1942 New York )
  • Other trios
    • Serenade No. 2, for two violins and viola, H. 216 (1932 Paris)
    • Trio for Flute, Violin and Bassoon, H. 265 (1937 Nice)
    • Four Madrigals, for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, H. 266 (1938 Nice)
    • Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, H. 300 (1944 Ridgefield, Conn.)

Quartets[edit]

  • String quartets
    • Tři Jezdci, H. 1 (1902 Polička), aka Three Riders/Three Horsemen
    • String Quartet, H. 60 (1912 Polička), lost
    • Two Nocturnes, H. 63 (1912 Polička), lost
    • Andante, H. 64 (1912 Polička), lost
    • String Quartet in E-flat minor, H. 103 (1917 Polička), previously lost, reconstructed by Aleš Březina
    • String Quartet No. 1, H. 117 (1918 Polička)
    • String Quartet No. 2, H. 150 (1925 Paris)
    • String Quartet No. 3, H. 183 (1929 Paris)
    • String Quartet No. 4, H. 256 (1937 Paris)
    • String Quartet No. 5, H. 268 (1938 Paris)
    • String Quartet No. 6, H. 312 (1946 New York)
    • String Quartet No. 7 Concerto da camera, H. 314 (1947 New York)
  • Other quartets
    • Quartet for clarinet, horn, cello & side-drum, H. 139
    • Piano Quartet, H. 287 (1942 Jamaica, Long Island, New York)
    • Oboe Quartet (oboe, violin, cello, and piano), H. 315 (1947 New York), 13'
    • Mazurka-Nocturne (oboe, 2 violins, cello), H. 325 (1949 Renova, Haute-Savoie), 7'

Quintets[edit]

  • Piano Quintet, H. 35 (1911 Polička)
  • String Quintet (2 violins, 2 violas, and cello), H. 164 (1927 Polička), 18'
  • Piano Quintet No. 1, H. 229 (1933 Paris), 19'
  • Piano Quintet No. 2, H. 298 (1944 New York), 28'
  • Serenade (violin, viola, cello, & 2 clarinets), H. 334 (1951 New York), 24'

Sextets[edit]

  • Sextet for Winds and Piano in E-flat major, H. 174 (1929 Paris), 15'
  • Serenade I (2 clarinets, horn, 3 violins, viola), H. 217 (1932 Paris), 7'
  • String Sextet (2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos), H. 224 (1932 Paris), 18'
  • Musique de Chambre No. 1 (violin, viola, cello, clarinet, harp, and piano), H. 376 (1959 Schönenberg-Pratteln), 19'

Septets[edit]

  • Les Rondes (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, 2 violins, piano), H. 200 (recte 199) (1930 Paris), 14'
  • Serenade III (oboe, clarinet, 4 violins, cello), H. 218 (1932 Paris), 7' 30"
  • Fantasia for Theremin (or Ondes Martenot), Oboe, String Quartet and Piano, H. 301 (1944 Ridgefield, Conn.), 15'

Octet[edit]

  • Posvícení (Der Fasching) Ein Dorfbild, H. 2 (1907 Polička), 7'

Nonets[edit]

  • Nonet No. 1 (wind quintet, string trio and piano), H. 144 (1925 Paris), fragment
  • Stowe pastorals (five recorders, clarinet, two violins and cello), H. 335 (1951 New York), 10'
  • Nonet No. 2 (wind quintet, string trio and double bass), H. 374 (1959 Schönenberg-Pratteln), 16'

Keyboard[edit]

Piano[edit]

  • Sonata for Piano, H. 350 (1954 – Nice, France)
  • Film en miniature, H. 148 (1925)
  • Three Czech Dances, H. 154
  • Seven Czech Dances, H. 195
  • Loutky (Puppettes) (3 books, numbered by Martinů in reverse chronological order) [2]
    • Loutky I, H. 137 (1924 – Polička, Czechoslovakia/Paris, France)
    • Loutky II, H. 116 (1918 – Polička, Czechoslovakia)
    • Loutky III, H. 92 (1914 – Polička, Czechoslovakia)
  • Etudes and Polkas, H. 308 (1945 – South Orleans, Cape Cod, MA, USA) [3 books]
  • Dumka (unnumbered), H. 4 (1909 – Polička, Czechoslovakia)
  • Dumka No. 1, H. 249 (1936 – Paris, France)
  • Dumka No. 2, H. 250 (1936 – Paris, France)
  • Dumka No. 3, H. 285bis (1941 – Jamaica, NY, USA)

Harpsichord[edit]

  • Deux Pièces pour Clavecin, H. 244 (1935 Paris)
  • Harpsichord Sonata, H. 368 (1958 Schönenberg-Pratteln)
  • Two Impromptus, H. 381 (1959 Schönenberg-Pratteln)

Organ[edit]

  • Vigilie, H. 382 (1959 Schönenberg-Pratteln) (unfinished, completed by Bedřich Janáček)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Halbreich, Harry (2007). Bohuslav Martinů: Werkverzeichnis und Biografie. Mainz: Schott. ISBN 978-3-7957-0565-7.
  2. ^ Katalog skladeb Bohuslava Martinů

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