Swiss composer Frank Martin (1890-1974), born into a French Huguenot family and the son of a Calvinist minister, was inspired toward a musical vocation when he heard Bach's St. Matthew Passion. His works span a variety of genres, styles, and influences.
Wikipedia article with selected works, internal links to related topics and places, and external links.
Comments on the artistry of his works, especially relating to Songs of Ariel.
Biography tracing his slow path toward international recognition with noted works, comments on his style, and recommended discography from the Classical Net Basic Repertoire List.
Listing at The Lied and Art Song Texts Page with French and German lyrics to selected vocal works and some English translations.
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