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Bridges, Volume 2

Monash University based Chamber Melange present an exciting collection of modern music from Czech and Romanian composers influenced by European folk music and/or neo-classicism.

This CD focusses on music written by Czech and Romanian composers between the 1930s and 2008, including Otmar Mácha, Alfred Mendelsohn, Tiberiu Olah, and Bohuslav Martinů. Many of the composers featured here were influenced by European folk music and/or neo-classicism, and as such "accessbility" is a keyword that can be readily used to describe the programme. A CD for those interested in music that falls outside of the mainstream but at all times totally engaging.

Chamber Melange, the artists on this piece consist of two leading Monash University staff, Tamara Smolyar (piano) and Ivana Tomášková (Violin).


Chamber Mélange

World class musicians Ivana Tomaskova (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano).

Audio previews

Track Listing

    Sonata for violin and piano Paul Constantinescu

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro assai
  4. Elegie for violin and piano Otmar Mácha
  5. Piano sonatina Tiberiu Olah

  6. Allegro ritmico
  7. Andante cantabile
  8. Allegro ritmico
  9. Five madrigal stanzas for violin and piano Bohuslav Martinů

  10. Moderato
  11. Poco allegretto
  12. Andante moderato
  13. Scherzando, poco allegro
  14. Poco allegro
  15. Partita for violin solo Alfred Mendelsohn

  16. Prelude
  17. Fugue
  18. Endeavour Bells for piano Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea
  19. Sonatina Semplice for violin and piano Petr Eben

  20. Allegro giusto
  21. Moderato e cantabile
  22. Vivace e accentato



Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea

Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea is currently on the academic staff at Romania's National University of Music teaching musical analysis. She has written theatrical, orchestral, concertos, chamber and solo works, and has had her scores performed across Europe and in Australia.

Where to buy

Bridges, Volume 2 is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Bridges, Volume 2 is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Ales Nebesky
Benjamin Thomas
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Move Records Studio
Thanks to
Monash University
Release date
© 2010 Monash University
℗ 2010 Move Records
Classical, Cross-cultural
Catalogue number
MD 3342
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574334227