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MARTINU The Epic of Gilgamesh. Lucy Crowe, Czech Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic Choir / Honeck. Supraphon

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Martinu The Epic Of Gilgamesh Prague Philharmonic Choir Honeck Supraphon

BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890–1959)
The Epic of Gilgamesh, h 351 (1955)*

Oratorio for Soloists, Narrator, Mixed Choir and Orchestra

Libretto by Bohuslav Martinu after Reginald Campbell Thompson
1/ Gilgamesh (Tablets 1, 2)
2/ The Death of Enkidu (Tablets 7, 8, 10)
3/ Invocation (Tablet)

*The world premiere recording of the original english version

The Epic of Gilgamesh sung in the original English in an engrossing premiere recording conducted by Manfred Honeck.

The music Martinu created during the last decade of his life demonstrates his penchant for religious and spiritual texts. The idea of setting the epic written 4,500 years ago matured in the composer for 15 years. Although differing boldly from the avant-garde of the 1950s, it is an utterly
modern piece, reflecting Martinu’s intense interest in Baroque music and the Notre Dame school. The oratorio, premiered on 23 January 1958 in Basel, was a tremendous success. Its performance in Prague in January 2017 by the Czech Philharmonic and a superb international team of soloists, conducted by Manfred Honeck, brought back to life the work’s English version, based on Reginald Campbell Thompson’s translation.
“I have realised that, notwithstanding the immense progress we have attained … the questions I have come across in the literature of a nation we refer to as primitive still accompany us. They are the questions of friendship, love and death. In the epic of Gilgamesh, we encounter a very acute and almost anxiously distressful yearning to find the answers, which we have been seeking in vain to the present day.”

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