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By F. James Rybka

Bohemian composer Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) used to be exceedingly prolific, composing over four hundred ingenious, well-crafted, and numerous items, together with symphonies, operas, ballet ratings, and different orchestral works. For 12 years (1941-1953), he lived in the US, within which he loved a super acceptance, and his works have been performed via approximately the entire significant orchestras. but this present day, his works are infrequently performed.

In Bohuslav Martinu: The Compulsion to Compose, F. James Rybka offers a documented cause of Martinu's impressive output: he had Asperger syndrome. certainly, Martinu is assumed to be the 1st composer ever to be documented, albeit retrospectively, with an autistic spectrum illness. during this certain biography, Rybka follows Martinu's existence from his delivery in Policka, Bohemia to his composition reports with Albert Roussel, his get away from Nazis, and his upward push as an across the world famous composer with premieres of his works in Boston, Prague, London, and Basel.

As Rybka explains how the dynamics of Asperger Syndrome affected the composer's paintings, readers will extra totally get pleasure from Martinu's accomplishments and legacy. Containing very important letters and images, this booklet will encourage and tell these impacted by way of autism yet can be of curiosity to song students and scholars alike.

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