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BARTOK: Bela Bartok - A Portrait (JOHNSON)

    

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BARTOK: Bela Bartok - A Portrait (JOHNSON)

  • 2 CDs with over 2½ hours of music
  • Illuminating essay by Stephen Johnson
  • Illustrated with photographs

Well over half a century after his death, Béla Bartók is held up as one of the twentieth century’s great musical modernists, routinely coupled with revolutionaries like Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern and Varèse. But Bartók’s was a very different kind of journey. In some ways he was also a great conservationist, collecting and cataloguing his country’s folksongs, and looking for new ideas in the sounds of nature. Bartók was not a creator of systems, never an iconoclast; rather he sought ways forward by turning music back to its primal, natural roots before the forces of urbanisation and mechanisation cut them off completely. His message is therefore as relevant today as it has ever been.



Disc 1

Bartok, Bela

  Out of Doors, BB 89: No. 3. Musettes
1.   Out of Doors, BB 89: No. 3. Musettes 00:02:40
  Mikrokosmos, Book 6, BB 105: No. 142. From the Diary of a Fly
2.   Mikrokosmos, Book 6, BB 105: No. 142. From the Diary of a Fly 00:01:29
  Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114: III. Adagio
3.   Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114: III. Adagio 00:07:35
  15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, BB 79
4.   No. 1. Rubato 00:00:52
5.   No. 2. Andante 00:01:27
6.   No. 3. Poco rubato 00:00:32
7.   No. 4. Andante: Scherzo 00:00:29
8.   No. 5. Allegro 00:00:48
9.   No. 6. Andante 00:02:34
10.   No. 7. Allegro 00:00:46
11.   No. 8. Allegretto 00:00:31
12.   No. 9. Allegretto 00:00:14
13.   No. 10. L'istesso tempo 00:00:31
14.   No. 11. Assai moderato 00:00:40
15.   No. 12. Allegretto 00:00:31
16.   No. 13. Poco piu vivo 00:00:29
17.   No. 14. Allegro 00:00:31
18.   No. 15. Allegro 00:01:23
  Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94b
19.   I. Lassu: Moderato 00:04:38
20.   II. Friss: Allegretto moderato 00:05:40
  String Quartet No. 2, BB 75: II. Allegro molto capriccioso
21.   String Quartet No. 2, BB 75: II. Allegro molto capriccioso 00:07:39
  Dance Suite, BB 86a (excerpts)
22.   I. Moderato 00:03:48
23.   II. Allegro molto 00:02:23
  Mikrokosmos, Book 6, BB 105: No. 149. 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm II
24.   Mikrokosmos, Book 6, BB 105: No. 149. 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm II 00:01:11
  String Quartet No. 5, BB 110: III. Scherzo
25.   String Quartet No. 5, BB 110: III. Scherzo 00:05:18
  Mikrokosmos, Book 1, BB 105 (excerpts)
26.   No. 35. Chorale 00:01:22
27.   No. 32. In Dorian Mode 00:01:01
28.   No. 34. In Phrygian Mode 00:00:52
  Mikrokosmos, Book 2, BB 105: No. 37. In Lydian Mode
29.   Mikrokosmos, Book 2, BB 105: No. 37. In Lydian Mode 00:00:40
  Mikrokosmos, Book 4, BB 105: No. 105. Game (with two five-tone scales)
30.   Mikrokosmos, Book 4, BB 105: No. 105. Game (with two five - tone scales) 00:00:58
  Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117: I. Allegro non troppo
31.   Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117: I. Allegro non troppo 00:17:14


Disc 2

Bartok, Bela

  Contrasts, BB 116: II. Piheno (Relaxation): Lento
1.   Contrasts, BB 116: II. Piheno (Relaxation): Lento 00:04:45
  Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101: II. Adagio - Piu adagio - Presto
2.   Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101: II. Adagio - Piu adagio - Presto 00:12:28
  String Quartet No. 5, BB 110: I. Allegro
3.   String Quartet No. 5, BB 110: I. Allegro 00:07:25
  Out of Doors, BB 89: No. 4. The Night's Music
4.   Out of Doors, BB 89: No. 4. The Night's Music 00:05:14
  Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127: II. Adagio religioso
5.   Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127: II. Adagio religioso 00:09:32
  String Quartet No. 4, BB 95: III. Non troppo lento
6.   String Quartet No. 4, BB 95: III. Non troppo lento 00:05:16
  The Miraculous Mandarin, BB 82, Final scene: She resists no longer - They embrace
7.   The Miraculous Mandarin, BB 82, Final scene: She resists no longer - They embrace 00:02:08
  Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a: I. Andante sostenuto
8.   Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a: I. Andante sostenuto 00:10:09
  Allegro barbaro, BB 63
9.   Allegro barbaro, BB 63 00:02:49
  Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123: IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
10.   Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123: IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto 00:04:28
  String Quartet No. 6, BB 119: IV. Mesto
11.   String Quartet No. 6, BB 119: IV. Mesto 00:06:30
  Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127: III. Allegro vivace
12.   Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127: III. Allegro vivace 00:06:27

Total Playing Time: 02:33:57






Composer(s):
Bartok, Bela

Conductor(s):
Ligeti, Andras

Orchestra(s):
Budapest Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Jando, Jeno

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Ballet; Chamber Music; Concertos; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.558200-01

Barcode: 636943820025

Physical Release: 04/2007

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