Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) was a prolific Czech composer, writing many large scale works. The composer moved to Paris in 1923 where he began experimenting in a variety of composition styles. Études Faciles À Deux Violons was published in 1932 and is made up of nine duets.
Martinu himself was a violinist, and the beginning of his experiments in composing for solo instruments and small ensembles saw him write for his own instrument. The second volume of Études Faciles À Deux Violons provides intermediate violinists with alternative and enjoyable studies, addressing a variety of musical features. As a varied compilation, Martinu's Études Faciles À Deux Violons is essential to aspiring violinists.