One of Martinu's most unyielding and dissonant works. Even in its quieter moments there is a stern, implacable quality.
"Its notes sang out the feelings and sufferings of all those of our people who, far away from their home, were gazing into the distance and seeing the approaching catastrophe. It is a composition written under terrible circumstances, but the emotions it voices are not those of despair but rather of revolt, courage, and unshakable faith in the future." - Bohuslav Martinu.
- Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani
- 23 minutes
- Set of Parts:
- Strings count 220.127.116.11.4