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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

Bartók, Béla

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


Disc 2

Bartók, Béla

  Contrasts, BB 116: II. Piheno (Relaxation): Lento
1.   Play with flash player Contrasts, BB 116: II. Piheno (Relaxation): Lento 00:04:45
  Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101: II. Adagio - Più adagio - Presto
2.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101: II. Adagio - Più adagio - Presto 00:12:28
  String Quartet No. 5, BB 110: I. Allegro
3.   Play with flash player String Quartet No. 5, BB 110: I. Allegro 00:07:25
  Out of Doors, BB 89: No. 4. The Night's Music
4.   Play with flash player Out of Doors, BB 89: No. 4. The Night's Music 00:05:14
  Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127: II. Adagio religioso
5.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127: II. Adagio religioso 00:09:32
  String Quartet No. 4, BB 95: III. Non troppo lento
6.   Play with flash player String Quartet No. 4, BB 95: III. Non troppo lento 00:05:16

Bartók, Béla
Lengyel, Menyhert, lyricist(s)

  The Miraculous Mandarin, BB 82, Final scene: She resists no longer - They embrace
7.   Play with flash player The Miraculous Mandarin, BB 82, Final scene: She resists no longer - They embrace 00:02:08

Bartók, Béla

  Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a: I. Andante sostenuto
8.   Play with flash player Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a: I. Andante sostenuto 00:10:09
  Allegro barbaro, BB 63
9.   Play with flash player Allegro barbaro, BB 63 00:02:49
  Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123: IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
10.   Play with flash player Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123: IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto 00:04:28
  String Quartet No. 6, BB 119: IV. Mesto
11.   Play with flash player String Quartet No. 6, BB 119: IV. Mesto 00:06:30
  Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127: III. Allegro vivace
12.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127: III. Allegro vivace 00:06:27

Total Playing Time: 02:33:57






Composer(s):
Bartók, Béla

Lyricist(s):
Lengyel, Menyhert

Conductor(s):
Alsop, Marin; Ligeti, András; Rahbari, Alexander; Wit, Antoni

Orchestra(s):
Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Vermeer Quartet

Artist(s):
Berkes, Kálmán; Jandó, Jenő; Pauk, Gyorgy

Label: Naxos Educational

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

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.558200-01

Barcode: 636943820025

Release Date: 04/2007

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