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Sun 4/23 @ 7:00a Cellist Natasha Farny performs Variations on a Slovak Theme

Mar 27, 2017

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Bohuslav Martinů: Variations on a Slovakian Theme

(left to right) Natasha Farny, cello; Jitka Fowler Frankova, piano

Martinů wrote his Variations on a Slovakian Theme in March 1959 at Pratteln in Switzerland, where, now seriously ill, he was a guest of Paul Sacher and his wife. The folk-song Kde bych já veděla (‘If I had known’) provides the theme, heard from the cello after the short piano introduction.

Recorded October 12, 2016 as part of the fall 2016 season of Live from Hochstein.