Music: Bohuslav's Week

The 25th anniversary of CzechoSlovakian independence was celebrated musically last week by two U.S. symphony orchestras. The musical Czech of the hour was the occupied nation's foremost living composer, Bohuslav Martinu, now of Manhattan. In Cleveland (which has one of the largest Czech populations to be found in any U.S. city), Erich Leinsdorf conducted the premiere of Martinu's Second Symphony. In Manhattan, Artur Rodzinski conducted the premiere of a Martinu symphonic poem called Memorial to Lidice. In Philadelphia, Eugene Ormandy was rehearsing a third new Martinu composition, a Concerto for Two Pianos...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!