Jiří Bělohlávek's final word on the music of Bohuslav Martinů
One of the most important events in classical music of autumn 2018 was the release of the world premiere recording of Bohuslav Martinů’s pastoral opera What Men Live By, wonderfully performed by Jiří Bělohlávek with the Czech Philharmonic and a whole host of important soloists. It is the first professional recording of this moving one-act opera made from three concert performances in December 2014. What Men Live By was released together with Martinů’s Symphony No. 1, recorded in January 2016.