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List of compositions by Bohuslav Martinů

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.

Operas

Ballets

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

Orchestral

Symphonies

Others

  • Half-time, rondo for large orchestra (1924 Polička)
  • Rhapsody (Allegro Symphonique), for large orchestra - H. 171 (1928 Paris)
  • Sinfonia Concertante for Two Orchestras (1932 Paris)
  • Concerto Grosso, for chamber orchestra (1937 Paris)
  • Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani (1938 Vieux Moulin, Schönenberg)
  • Sinfonietta Giocosa for piano and chamber orchestra - H. 282 - 1940 - Aix-en-Provence
  • Memorial to Lidice (1943 New York)
  • Thunderbolt P-47, scherzo for orchestra (1945 Cape Cod)
  • Toccata e Due Canzoni (1946 New York)
  • Sinfonietta La Jolla for piano and chamber orchestra in A major - H. 328 - 1950 - New York
  • The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca (1955 Nice)
  • The Parables - H. 367 (1958 Rome, Schönenberg)
  • Estampes (1958 Schönenberg)

Concertos

Piano

Violin

Cello

  • Cello Concerto No. 1 (1930 Polička, 1939 Paris, 1955 Nice)
  • Cello Concerto No. 2 (1945 New York)

Others

  • Harpsichord Concerto, for harpsichord and small orchestra (1935 Paris)
  • Oboe Concerto (1955 Nice)
  • Rhapsody Concerto, for viola and orchestra (1952 New York)

Multiple Instruments

  • Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (1931 Paris)
  • Concertino for Piano Trio (Violin, Cello and Piano) and String Orchestra (1933 Paris)
  • Concerto for Flute, Violin and Orchestra (1936 Paris)
  • Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, Oboe, Bassoon, Orchestra and Piano (1949 New York)
  • Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Orchestra (1953 New York)
  • Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1943 New York)
  • Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D (1950 New York)

Vocal

  • Polní mše (Field Mass), cantata for baritone, male chorus and orchestra (1939 Paris)
  • Gilgameš (The Epic of Gilgamesh), cantata for soli, mixed chorus and orchestra (1955 Nice)
  • Otvírání studánek (The Opening of the Wells), cantata for soli, female chorus and instrumental accompaniment (1955 Nice)
  • Legenda z dýmu bramborové nati (Legend of the Smoke from Potato Fires), cantata for soli, mixed chorus and instrumental accompaniment (1956 Rome)
  • Romance z pampelišek (The Romance of the Dandelions), cantata for mixed chorus a cappella and soprano solo (1957 Rome)

Chamber

Duos

  • Duo No. 1 (Preludium - Rondo) for Violin and Cello
  • Duo No. 2 for Violin and Cello (1958)
  • Five Madrigal Stanzas for violin and piano H297 (1943)
  • Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola (1947 New York)

Trios

  • String Trio
    • String Trio No. 1, H. 136 (1923 Paris)
    • String Trio No. 2, H. 238 (1934 Paris)
  • Piano Trio
    • 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

  • String Quartets
    • Tři Jezdci, H. 1 (1902 Polička), aka Three Riders/Three Horsemen
    • String Quartet, H. 60 (1912 Polička), lost
    • String Quartet in E-flat minor, H. 103 (1917 Polička), previously lost, reconstructed by Aleš Březina
    • String Quartet No. 1 (1918 Polička)
    • String Quartet No. 2 (1925 Paris)
    • String Quartet No. 3 (1929 Paris)
    • String Quartet No. 4 (1937 Paris)
    • String Quartet No. 5 (1938 Paris)
    • String Quartet No. 6 (1946 New York)
    • String Quartet No. 7 Concerto da camera (1947 New York)
    • Two Nocturnes, H. 63 (1912 Polička)
    • Andante, H. 64 (1912 Polička)
  • Oboe Quartet (oboe, violin, cello, and piano) 13'
  • Mazurka-Nocturne (oboe, 2 violins, cello) 7'
  • Piano Quartet

Quintets

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

Sextets

  • Musique de Chambre No. 1 (violin, viola, cello, clarinet, harpe, and piano) 18'

Septets

  • Fantasia (for theremin -also played with Ondes Martenot- with oboe, string quartet and piano)

Nonets

  • Nonet No. 1, for string trio, wind quintet, and piano (1925 Paris)
  • Nonet No. 2, for string trio, double bass, and wind quintet (1959 Schönenberg)
  • Stowe pastorals, nonet for five recorders, clarinet, two violins and violoncello, H. 335 (1951 New York)

Instrumental

Violin and Piano

  • Violin Sonata in C major (1919)
  • Violin Sonata in D minor (1926)
  • Violin Sonata No. 1, H. 182
  • Violin Sonata No. 2, H. 208
  • Violin Sonata No. 3, H. 303
  • Czech Rhapsody for Violin and Piano, H. 307

Cello and Piano

  • 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)
  • 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)

Other Instrumental Works

  • Viola Sonata (1955), H. 355
  • Flute Sonata (1945), H. 306
  • Scherzo for Flute and Piano
  • Clarinet Sonatina, H. 356
  • Trumpet Sonatina, H. 357
  • Harpsichord Sonata
  • Deux Pieces pour Clavecin (harpsichord) (1935 Paris)

Piano

  • Sonata for Piano, H. 350 (1954 - Nice, France)
  • Loutky (Puppettes) (3 books, numbered by Martinů in reverse chronological order)
    • 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)

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