Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

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0120060619

The Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartok was born into a time of intense political turmoil in his homeland.

During his formative years, Bartok was caught up in a surge of nationalism that gripped Hungary and informed many of his early compositions.

But, as Donald Macleod discovers, it wasn't long before another, stronger influence was to transform his life and work.

Ha kimagyek arr a magos tetore (If I climb the rocky mountains)

from Eight Hungarian Folksongs Sz 64

Julia Hamari (mezzo-soprano)

Ilona Prunyi (piano)

Kossuth

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ivan Fischer (conductor)

Two Portraits

Chantal Juillet (violin)

Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Seven Sketches, Op 9b, Nos 1, 2 & 4

Jeno Jando (piano)

String Quartet No 1, last movement

Takacs Quartet.

0120060619

The Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartok was born into a time of intense political turmoil in his homeland.

During his formative years, Bartok was caught up in a surge of nationalism that gripped Hungary and informed many of his early compositions.

But, as Donald Macleod discovers, it wasn't long before another, stronger influence was to transform his life and work.

Ha kimagyek arr a magos tetore (If I climb the rocky mountains)

from Eight Hungarian Folksongs Sz 64

Julia Hamari (mezzo-soprano)

Ilona Prunyi (piano)

Kossuth

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ivan Fischer (conductor)

Two Portraits

Chantal Juillet (violin)

Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Seven Sketches, Op 9b, Nos 1, 2 & 4

Jeno Jando (piano)

String Quartet No 1, last movement

Takacs Quartet.

0120060626
0120060626
0120070618

Bartok was born into a time of intense political turmoil in Hungary.

During his formative years, he was caught up in a surge of nationalism that gripped his homeland and informed many of his early compositions.

But, as Donald Macleod discovers, it wasn't long before another, stronger influence was to transform his life and work.

Ha kimagyek arr' a magos tetore (If I climb the rocky mountains, Eight Hungarian Folksongs)

Julia Hamari (mezzo-soprano)

Ilona Prunyi (piano)

Kossuth

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ivan Fischer (conductor)

Two Portraits

Chantal Juillet (violin)

Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Seven Sketches, Op 9b (Nos 1,2 and 4)

Jeno Jando (piano)

String Quartet No 1 (last movement)

Takacs Quartet.

0120070618

Bartok was born into a time of intense political turmoil in Hungary.

During his formative years, he was caught up in a surge of nationalism that gripped his homeland and informed many of his early compositions.

But, as Donald Macleod discovers, it wasn't long before another, stronger influence was to transform his life and work.

Ha kimagyek arr' a magos tetore (If I climb the rocky mountains, Eight Hungarian Folksongs)

Julia Hamari (mezzo-soprano)

Ilona Prunyi (piano)

Kossuth

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ivan Fischer (conductor)

Two Portraits

Chantal Juillet (violin)

Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Seven Sketches, Op 9b (Nos 1,2 and 4)

Jeno Jando (piano)

String Quartet No 1 (last movement)

Takacs Quartet.

0120090216

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of composer, pianist and folksong collector Bela Bartok.

He examines music inspired by his failed love affair with violinist Stefi Geyer, as well as an excerpt from his only opera.

The composer had to wait eight years to see it staged for the first time.

Fourteen Bagatelles (No 2)

  • Peter Frankl (piano)
  • asv cddca687 t4, 6 and 11

    string quartet no 1 (final movement)

  • bbc symphony orchestra
  • bela bartok (piano)
  • bluebeard....siegmund nimsgern
  • claudio abbado (conductor)
  • decca 455 297-2 cd1 t3

    duke bluebeard's castle (excerpt)

  • dg 4105982 t15-16

    ten easy pieces (nos 4,6,11)

  • emi cdc555031-2 t1

    four hungarian folk songs, sz 50

  • hungaroton hcd31047 t1-4

    two portraits

  • judith....tatiana troyanos
  • london symphony orchestra
  • male chorus of the hungarian people's army
  • pierre boulez (conductor)
  • shlomo mintz (violin)
  • sony classical smk64110 t10-12.

    Donald Macleod explores music inspired by bartok's failed love affair with stefi geyer

  • takacs quartet
  • zoltan vasarhelyi (conductor)

  • 0120090216

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of composer, pianist and folksong collector Bela Bartok.

    He examines music inspired by his failed love affair with violinist Stefi Geyer, as well as an excerpt from his only opera.

    The composer had to wait eight years to see it staged for the first time.

    Fourteen Bagatelles (No 2)

  • Peter Frankl (piano)
  • asv cddca687 t4, 6 and 11

    string quartet no 1 (final movement)

  • bbc symphony orchestra
  • bela bartok (piano)
  • bluebeard....siegmund nimsgern
  • claudio abbado (conductor)
  • decca 455 297-2 cd1 t3

    duke bluebeard's castle (excerpt)

  • dg 4105982 t15-16

    ten easy pieces (nos 4,6,11)

  • emi cdc555031-2 t1

    four hungarian folk songs, sz 50

  • hungaroton hcd31047 t1-4

    two portraits

  • judith....tatiana troyanos
  • london symphony orchestra
  • male chorus of the hungarian people's army
  • pierre boulez (conductor)
  • shlomo mintz (violin)
  • sony classical smk64110 t10-12.

    Donald Macleod explores music inspired by bartok's failed love affair with stefi geyer

  • takacs quartet
  • zoltan vasarhelyi (conductor)

  • 01A Small And Sickly Child20150126

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today he focuses on Bartok's sickly childhood, early life and musical beginnings, including his first major work Kossuth, influenced by Strauss and inspired by a Hungarian revolutionary.

    01A Small And Sickly Child20150126

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today he focuses on Bartok's sickly childhood, early life and musical beginnings, including his first major work Kossuth, influenced by Strauss and inspired by a Hungarian revolutionary.

    0220060620

    One of the outstanding features of Béla Bartok's genius is the febrile musical imagination he demonstrated in his three intense, fantastical and often disturbing dramatic works.

    Donald Macleod looks at the vivid imagery which Bartok conjured up in these three compositions for the stage.

    Allegro Barbaro

    Béla Bartók (piano)

    Duke Bluebeard's Castle (extract)

    Bluebeard....John Tomlinson (bass)

    Judith....Anne Sofie von otter (mezzo-soprano)

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    The Wooden Prince (extract)

    Chicago Symphony orchestra

    Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    Miraculous Mandarin Suite

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Neeme Järvi (conductor).

    0220060620

    One of the outstanding features of Béla Bartok's genius is the febrile musical imagination he demonstrated in his three intense, fantastical and often disturbing dramatic works.

    Donald Macleod looks at the vivid imagery which Bartok conjured up in these three compositions for the stage.

    Allegro Barbaro

    Béla Bartók (piano)

    Duke Bluebeard's Castle (extract)

    Bluebeard....John Tomlinson (bass)

    Judith....Anne Sofie von otter (mezzo-soprano)

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    The Wooden Prince (extract)

    Chicago Symphony orchestra

    Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    Miraculous Mandarin Suite

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Neeme Järvi (conductor).

    0220070619

    One of the outstanding features of Bartok's genius is the febrile musical imagination he demonstrated in his three intense, fantastical and often disturbing dramatic works.

    Donald Macleod looks at the vivid imagery that Bartok conjured up in his works for the stage.

    Allegro Barbaro

    Bela Bartok (piano)

    Duke Bluebeard's Castle (excerpt)

    Bluebeard....John Tomlinson (bass)

    Judith....Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    The Wooden Prince (excerpt)

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    Miraculous Mandarin Suite

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Neeme Jarvi (conductor).

    0220070619

    One of the outstanding features of Bartok's genius is the febrile musical imagination he demonstrated in his three intense, fantastical and often disturbing dramatic works.

    Donald Macleod looks at the vivid imagery that Bartok conjured up in his works for the stage.

    Allegro Barbaro

    Bela Bartok (piano)

    Duke Bluebeard's Castle (excerpt)

    Bluebeard....John Tomlinson (bass)

    Judith....Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    The Wooden Prince (excerpt)

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    Miraculous Mandarin Suite

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Neeme Jarvi (conductor).

    0220090217

    Donald Macleod introduces the suite Bartok created from his ballet The Miraculous Mandarin, which caused a riot at its premiere, plus an excerpt from his earlier ballet The Wooden Prince which, in spite of disapproval from the conservative faction in the audience, was Bartok's first popular success.

    Az en szerelmem, Op 15 No 1

  • Peter Frankl (piano)
  • asv cddca687 - tr 2

    wooden prince (excerpt)

  • chandos chan8895 - trs 6-9

    romanian folk-dances

  • decca 4250392 - tr 12.

    Donald Macleod presents two bartok ballets that had contrasting public receptions

  • georg solti (conductor)
  • hungarian national philharmonic orchestra
  • hungaroton hcd31535 - tr 1

    suite, op 14

  • hungaroton hsacd 32506

    miraculous mandarin (concert suite)

  • ilona prunyi (piano)
  • julia hamari (mezzo-soprano)
  • london symphony orchestra
  • neeme jarvi (conductor)
  • philharmonia orchestra
  • zoltan kocsis (conductor)

  • 0220090217

    Donald Macleod introduces the suite Bartok created from his ballet The Miraculous Mandarin, which caused a riot at its premiere, plus an excerpt from his earlier ballet The Wooden Prince which, in spite of disapproval from the conservative faction in the audience, was Bartok's first popular success.

    Az en szerelmem, Op 15 No 1

  • Peter Frankl (piano)
  • asv cddca687 - tr 2

    wooden prince (excerpt)

  • chandos chan8895 - trs 6-9

    romanian folk-dances

  • decca 4250392 - tr 12.

    Donald Macleod presents two bartok ballets that had contrasting public receptions

  • georg solti (conductor)
  • hungarian national philharmonic orchestra
  • hungaroton hcd31535 - tr 1

    suite, op 14

  • hungaroton hsacd 32506

    miraculous mandarin (concert suite)

  • ilona prunyi (piano)
  • julia hamari (mezzo-soprano)
  • london symphony orchestra
  • neeme jarvi (conductor)
  • philharmonia orchestra
  • zoltan kocsis (conductor)

  • 02First Loves20150127

    Donald Macleod focuses on the years leading up to World War I.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today's programme focuses on the years leading up to the 1st World War, including Bartok's discovery of folksong and his friendship with fellow composer, Zoltan Kodaly. We also learn about an early jilted romance and Bartok's first marriage. Featuring an excerpt from one of his most infamous works, Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

    02First Loves20150127

    Donald Macleod focuses on the years leading up to World War I.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today's programme focuses on the years leading up to the 1st World War, including Bartok's discovery of folksong and his friendship with fellow composer, Zoltan Kodaly. We also learn about an early jilted romance and Bartok's first marriage. Featuring an excerpt from one of his most infamous works, Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

    0320060621

    Bartok's all-consuming passion for collecting and arranging folksongs faltered over a crisis in his own compositional style.

    He was so confused by the rapidly changing musical landscape around him that for a few years, he stopped composing altogether.

    Donald Macleod looks at Bartok's middle years as he struggled to find his own voice.

    Eight Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, No 2

    Murray Perahia (piano)

    Out of Doors, Nos 1,3 and 6

    Joanna McGregor (piano)

    String Quartet No 3

    Emerson String Quartet

    Piano Concerto No 2

    Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

    Budapest Festival Orchestra

    Ivan Fischer (conductor).

    0320060621

    Bartok's all-consuming passion for collecting and arranging folksongs faltered over a crisis in his own compositional style.

    He was so confused by the rapidly changing musical landscape around him that for a few years, he stopped composing altogether.

    Donald Macleod looks at Bartok's middle years as he struggled to find his own voice.

    Eight Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, No 2

    Murray Perahia (piano)

    Out of Doors, Nos 1,3 and 6

    Joanna McGregor (piano)

    String Quartet No 3

    Emerson String Quartet

    Piano Concerto No 2

    Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

    Budapest Festival Orchestra

    Ivan Fischer (conductor).

    0320070620

    Bartok's all-consuming passion for collecting and arranging folksongs faltered over a crisis in his own compositional style.

    He was so confused by the rapidly changing musical landscape around him that for a few years he stopped composing altogether.

    Donald Macleod looks at Bartok's middle years as he struggled to find his own voice.

    8 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs (No 2)

    Murray Perahia (piano)

    Out of Doors (Nos 1, 3 and 6)

    Joanna McGregor (piano)

    String Quartet No 3

    Emerson String Quartet

    Piano Concerto No 2

    Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

    Budapest Festival Orchestra

    Ivan Fischer (conductor).

    0320070620

    Bartok's all-consuming passion for collecting and arranging folksongs faltered over a crisis in his own compositional style.

    He was so confused by the rapidly changing musical landscape around him that for a few years he stopped composing altogether.

    Donald Macleod looks at Bartok's middle years as he struggled to find his own voice.

    8 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs (No 2)

    Murray Perahia (piano)

    Out of Doors (Nos 1, 3 and 6)

    Joanna McGregor (piano)

    String Quartet No 3

    Emerson String Quartet

    Piano Concerto No 2

    Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

    Budapest Festival Orchestra

    Ivan Fischer (conductor).

    0320090218

    Donald Macleod explores Bartok's life and music, introducing the colourful suite he composed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unifaction of Budapest, which cemented his reputation as a major figure in contemporary music, as well as an evocative choral work inspired by an ancient Romanian Christmas carol.

    Three Village Scenes (Lad's Dance)

  • budapest chamber ensemble
  • gyor girls choir

  • 0320090218

    Donald Macleod explores Bartok's life and music, introducing the colourful suite he composed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unifaction of Budapest, which cemented his reputation as a major figure in contemporary music, as well as an evocative choral work inspired by an ancient Romanian Christmas carol.

    Three Village Scenes (Lad's Dance)

  • budapest chamber ensemble
  • gyor girls choir

  • 03World War I And Withdrawal20150128

    Exploring Bartok's crisis of confidence and the chance encounter that revitalised him.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today's programme focuses on a troubled period in Bartok's life. As World War I took hold in Europe, the composer was suffering from a crisis of confidence. He withdrew from Hungarian musical society, writing little new music. However, a chance encounter with a young girl revitalised him, leading to works such as the 2nd String Quartet, the Wooden Prince and the Miraculous Mandarin.

    03World War I And Withdrawal20150128

    Exploring Bartok's crisis of confidence and the chance encounter that revitalised him.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today's programme focuses on a troubled period in Bartok's life. As World War I took hold in Europe, the composer was suffering from a crisis of confidence. He withdrew from Hungarian musical society, writing little new music. However, a chance encounter with a young girl revitalised him, leading to works such as the 2nd String Quartet, the Wooden Prince and the Miraculous Mandarin.

    0420060622

    By the 1930s, Bartok's international reputation as both composer and pianist was at its peak.

    But at home in Hungary, he was still struggling to gain the recognition he deserved.

    Donald Macleod explores the years leading up to the Second World War when Bartok began to realise his future may lie elsewhere, rather than in his beloved Hungary.

    Cantata ProfanaTamas Daroczy (tenor)Alexandru Agache (baritone)Choir of Hungarian Radio & TelevisionBudapest Festival OrchestraGeorg Solti (conductor)Two- and three-part Choruses (Wandering; Loafer's Song)Chamber Chorus of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of MusicAntal Dorati (conductor)Music for Strings, Percussion and CelestaBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraSeiji Ozawa (conductor).

    0420060622

    By the 1930s, Bartok's international reputation as both composer and pianist was at its peak.

    But at home in Hungary, he was still struggling to gain the recognition he deserved.

    Donald Macleod explores the years leading up to the Second World War when Bartok began to realise his future may lie elsewhere, rather than in his beloved Hungary.

    Cantata ProfanaTamas Daroczy (tenor)Alexandru Agache (baritone)Choir of Hungarian Radio & TelevisionBudapest Festival OrchestraGeorg Solti (conductor)Two- and three-part Choruses (Wandering; Loafer's Song)Chamber Chorus of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of MusicAntal Dorati (conductor)Music for Strings, Percussion and CelestaBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraSeiji Ozawa (conductor).

    0420070621

    By the 1930s, Bartok's international reputation as both a composer and pianist was at its peak, but in his homeland he was still struggling to gain the recognition he deserved.

    Donald Macleod explores the years leading up to the Second World War, when Bartok began to realise his future may lie elsewhere rather than in his beloved Hungary.

    Cantata Profana

    Tamas Daroczy (tenor)

    Alexandru Agache (baritone)

    Choir of Hungarian Radio and Television

    Budapest Festival Orchestra

    Georg Solti (conductor)

    Wandering; Loafer's Song (Two and Three-part Choruses)

    Chamber Chorus of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

    Antal Dorati (conductor)

    Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    Seiji Ozawa (conductor).

    0420070621

    By the 1930s, Bartok's international reputation as both a composer and pianist was at its peak, but in his homeland he was still struggling to gain the recognition he deserved.

    Donald Macleod explores the years leading up to the Second World War, when Bartok began to realise his future may lie elsewhere rather than in his beloved Hungary.

    Cantata Profana

    Tamas Daroczy (tenor)

    Alexandru Agache (baritone)

    Choir of Hungarian Radio and Television

    Budapest Festival Orchestra

    Georg Solti (conductor)

    Wandering; Loafer's Song (Two and Three-part Choruses)

    Chamber Chorus of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

    Antal Dorati (conductor)

    Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    Seiji Ozawa (conductor).

    0420090219

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

    He introduces a complete performance of Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, considered one of the masterworks of the 20th Century, plus an excerpt from his Second Piano Concerto and a chamber work played by the two musicians who commissioned it, with the composer himself at the piano.

    Romanian Whirling Dance

  • Benny Goodman (clarinet)
  • Simon Rattle (conductor)
  • bela bartok (piano)
  • biddulph lab 070-71 cd2 t16

    music for strings, percussion and celeste

  • chicago symphony orchestra
  • city of birmingham symphony orchestra
  • decca 4705162 cd2 t1-4.

    Donald Macleod introduces bartok's celebrated music for strings, percussion and celeste

  • emi cdc754871-2 t4

    loafers' song; wandering; girls' teasing song

  • georg solti (conductor)
  • gyor girls' choir
  • gyorgy pauk, kazuka sawa (violins)
  • hungaroton hcd12448 t13-15

    contrasts (3rd mvt)

  • joseph szigeti (violin)
  • miklos szabo (conductor)
  • naxos 8550868 t42

    piano concerto no 2 (1st mvt)

  • peter donohoe

  • 0420090219

    Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

    He introduces a complete performance of Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, considered one of the masterworks of the 20th Century, plus an excerpt from his Second Piano Concerto and a chamber work played by the two musicians who commissioned it, with the composer himself at the piano.

    Romanian Whirling Dance

  • Benny Goodman (clarinet)
  • Simon Rattle (conductor)
  • bela bartok (piano)
  • biddulph lab 070-71 cd2 t16

    music for strings, percussion and celeste

  • chicago symphony orchestra
  • city of birmingham symphony orchestra
  • decca 4705162 cd2 t1-4.

    Donald Macleod introduces bartok's celebrated music for strings, percussion and celeste

  • emi cdc754871-2 t4

    loafers' song; wandering; girls' teasing song

  • georg solti (conductor)
  • gyor girls' choir
  • gyorgy pauk, kazuka sawa (violins)
  • hungaroton hcd12448 t13-15

    contrasts (3rd mvt)

  • joseph szigeti (violin)
  • miklos szabo (conductor)
  • naxos 8550868 t42

    piano concerto no 2 (1st mvt)

  • peter donohoe

  • 04Rediscovering The Piano20150129

    Donald Macleod focuses on Bartok's re-emergence as a composer and pianist after WWI.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today's programme explores the circumstances of Bartok's second marriage, and his subsequent re-emergence as a composer and pianist of international renown.

    04Rediscovering The Piano20150129

    Donald Macleod focuses on Bartok's re-emergence as a composer and pianist after WWI.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. Today's programme explores the circumstances of Bartok's second marriage, and his subsequent re-emergence as a composer and pianist of international renown.

    05Slide Into War And Exile20150130

    Donald Macleod explores Bartok's final years and his move to America during World War II.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. As Europe slipped into World War II, Bartok wrote to a friend of how he felt the whole world was drifting into evil, restlessness and terror...and of the need to go far from the vicinity of what he called the "pestilence-ridden lands. Today's programme explores Bartok life as a Hungarian émigré in America and his final years away from the land he'd once loved.

    05Slide Into War And Exile20150130

    Donald Macleod explores Bartok's final years and his move to America during World War II.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and career of composer Bela Bartok (1881-1945), one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. As Europe slipped into World War II, Bartok wrote to a friend of how he felt the whole world was drifting into evil, restlessness and terror...and of the need to go far from the vicinity of what he called the "pestilence-ridden lands. Today's programme explores Bartok life as a Hungarian émigré in America and his final years away from the land he'd once loved.

    05 LAST20060623

    With no desire to stay in a country for which his unwavering loyalty apparently counted for nothing, Bartok finally turned his back on Hungary for good, to make a new life for himself and his wife in America.

    Donald Macleod looks at this poignant, final episode in the life of one of the 20th Century's greatest composers.

    Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos for 2 pianos (No 2)Béla Bartók (piano)Ditta Pasztory-Bartok (piano)Contrasts (1st mvt: Verbunkos)Béla Bartók (piano)Benny Goodman (clarinet)Jozsef Sigeti (violin)String Quartet No 6 (3rd mvt)Takacs QuartetConcerto for OrchestraAmsterdam Concertgebouw OrchestraAntal Dorati (conductor).

    05 LAST20060623

    With no desire to stay in a country for which his unwavering loyalty apparently counted for nothing, Bartok finally turned his back on Hungary for good, to make a new life for himself and his wife in America.

    Donald Macleod looks at this poignant, final episode in the life of one of the 20th Century's greatest composers.

    Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos for 2 pianos (No 2)Béla Bartók (piano)Ditta Pasztory-Bartok (piano)Contrasts (1st mvt: Verbunkos)Béla Bartók (piano)Benny Goodman (clarinet)Jozsef Sigeti (violin)String Quartet No 6 (3rd mvt)Takacs QuartetConcerto for OrchestraAmsterdam Concertgebouw OrchestraAntal Dorati (conductor).

    05 LAST20070622

    With no desire to stay in a country for which his unwavering loyalty apparently counted for nothing, Bartok finally turned his back on Hungary for good, to make a new life for himself and his wife in America.

    Donald Macleod looks at this poignant final episode in the life of one of the 20th Century's greatest composers.

    Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos for 2 pianos (No 2)

    Bela Bartok, Ditta Pasztory-Bartok (piano)

    Contrasts (1st mvt)

    Bela Bartok (piano)

    Benny Goodman (clarinet)

    Jozsef Sigeti (violin)

    String Quartet No 6 (3rd mvt)

    Takacs Quartet

    Concerto for Orchestra

    Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Antal Dorati (conductor).

    05 LAST20070622

    With no desire to stay in a country for which his unwavering loyalty apparently counted for nothing, Bartok finally turned his back on Hungary for good, to make a new life for himself and his wife in America.

    Donald Macleod looks at this poignant final episode in the life of one of the 20th Century's greatest composers.

    Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos for 2 pianos (No 2)

    Bela Bartok, Ditta Pasztory-Bartok (piano)

    Contrasts (1st mvt)

    Bela Bartok (piano)

    Benny Goodman (clarinet)

    Jozsef Sigeti (violin)

    String Quartet No 6 (3rd mvt)

    Takacs Quartet

    Concerto for Orchestra

    Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Antal Dorati (conductor).

    05 LAST20090220

    Donald Macleod introduces music from Bartok's final years after his emigration to America.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Bela Bartok, introducing music from the final years of his life following his emigration to America.

    Including the work which was described by Koussevitsky as 'the best orchestral piece of the last 25 years', plus a selection of pieces from Mikrokosmos and the final movement of the original version of his sonata for two pianos and percussion.

    Mikrokosmos (No 142)

  • andras schiff, bruno canino (pianos)
  • decca 4438942 t16

    concerto for orchestra

  • esa-pekka salonen (conductor)
  • jeno jando (piano)
  • los angeles philharmonic
  • naxos 85578212 cd2 t42

    mikrokosmos (nos 142, 149 and 151)

  • naxos 85578212 cd2 t46, 53 and 55

    sonata for two pianos and percussion (final mvt)

  • sony classical sk62598 t6-8.

    Donald Macleod introduces music from bartok's final years after his emigration to america

  • zoltan racz, zoltan vaczi (percussion)

  • 05 LAST20090220

    Donald Macleod introduces music from Bartok's final years after his emigration to America.

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Bela Bartok, introducing music from the final years of his life following his emigration to America.

    Including the work which was described by Koussevitsky as 'the best orchestral piece of the last 25 years', plus a selection of pieces from Mikrokosmos and the final movement of the original version of his sonata for two pianos and percussion.

    Mikrokosmos (No 142)

  • andras schiff, bruno canino (pianos)
  • decca 4438942 t16

    concerto for orchestra

  • esa-pekka salonen (conductor)
  • jeno jando (piano)
  • los angeles philharmonic
  • naxos 85578212 cd2 t42

    mikrokosmos (nos 142, 149 and 151)

  • naxos 85578212 cd2 t46, 53 and 55

    sonata for two pianos and percussion (final mvt)

  • sony classical sk62598 t6-8.

    Donald Macleod introduces music from bartok's final years after his emigration to america

  • zoltan racz, zoltan vaczi (percussion)

  • 05 LAST*20050520

    Donald Macleod introduces some works that Smetana wrote towards the end of his life, along with possibly his most famous piece, Vltava from Ma Vlast.

    The Three Riders

    Czech Philharmonic Chorus

    Czech Dances Book 2: Oats, The Bear, The Little Onion, Stamp Dance

    Jan Novotny (piano)

    Quartet No 2 in Dm

    Talich Quartet

    Vltava from Ma Vlast

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Malcolm Sargent (conductor).

    05 LAST*20050520

    Donald Macleod introduces some works that Smetana wrote towards the end of his life, along with possibly his most famous piece, Vltava from Ma Vlast.

    The Three Riders

    Czech Philharmonic Chorus

    Czech Dances Book 2: Oats, The Bear, The Little Onion, Stamp Dance

    Jan Novotny (piano)

    Quartet No 2 in Dm

    Talich Quartet

    Vltava from Ma Vlast

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Malcolm Sargent (conductor).