Bartók: Piano Works (EUR)

Bartók: Piano Works (EUR)
Composer Béla Bartók
Artist Zoltán Kocsis piano
András Schiff piano
Béla Bartók piano
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 8529
EAN code 5029365852920
Release March 2007

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About this release

This set of two CD’s presents a selection from Bartók’s varied piano oeuvre. It is a combination of performances by pianists András Schiff and Zoltán Kocsis as well as historical recordings of the composer himself.

Schiff and Kocsis mainly play music based on folk music, such as the ‘Three Hungarian folk tunes’ and the well-known Rumanian Folkdances. Bartók plays a selection of pieces from the last three volumes of his six-volume Mikrokosmos.

Other information:
- A rare opportunity to hear Bartók play his own compositions.
- Recordings of Bartók made in London and New York in 1937 and 1940 respectively.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Allegro Barbaro, Sz. 49
  2. 3 Rondos on Folk Tunes, Sz. 84: Andante
  3. 4 Rondos on Folk Tunes, Sz. 84: Vivacissimo
  4. 5 Rondos on Folk Tunes, Sz. 84: Allegro molto
  5. Three Hungarian Folk Tunes, Sz. 66: Andante tranquillo rubato
  6. Three Hungarian Folk Tunes, Sz. 66: Allegro non troppo un poco rubato.
  7. Three Hungarian Folk Tunes, Sz. 66: Maestoso
  8. Suite, Op. 14, Sz. 62: Allegretto
  9. Suite, Op. 14, Sz. 62: Scherzo
  10. Suite, Op. 14, Sz. 62: Allegro molto
  11. Suite, Op. 14, Sz. 62: Sostenuto
  12. Piano Sonata, Sz. 80: Allegro moderato
  13. Piano Sonata, Sz. 80: Sostenuto e pesante
  14. Piano Sonata, Sz. 80: Allegro molto
  15. Dance Suite, Sz. 77: Index: 1. Moderato 2. Allegro molto 3. Allegro vivace 4. Molto tranquillo 5. Comodo 6.Finale, allegro
  16. Rumanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56: Index: 1. Der Tanz mit der Stabe 2. Braul 3. Der Stampfer 4. Tanz aus Butschem 5. Rumanian Polka 6. Schnell Tanz
  17. 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71: Index: 1. Rubato 2. Andante 3. Poco rubato 4. Andante 5. Scherzo 6. Ballade 7. Alte Tanzweisen 8. Allegro 9. Allegretto 10. L’istesso tempo 11. Assai moderato 12. Allegretto 13. Poco piu vivo 14. Allegro 15. Allegro

Disk 2

  1. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 124 Staccato, No. 146 Ostinato
  2. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 113 Bulgarian Rhythm, No. 129 Alternating thirds, No. 131 Fourths, No. 128 Peasant Dance
  3. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 120 Fifth chords, No. 109 From the island Bali, No. 128 Bagpipe
  4. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 100 In the style of a folksong, No. 142 From the diary of a fly, No. 140 Free variations
  5. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 133 Syncopation, No. 149 Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (2), No. 148 Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (1)
  6. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 108 Wrestling, No. 150 Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (3), No. 151 Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (4)
  7. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 94 Tale, No. 152 Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (5), No. 153 Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (6)
  8. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 126 Change of time, No. 116 Melody, No. 130 Village joke, No. 139 Merry Andrew
  9. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 143 Divided arpeggios, No. 147 March
  10. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 144 Minor seconds, Major sevenths
  11. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: No. 97 Notturno, No. 118 Triplets in 9/8 time, No. 141 Subject and reflection
  12. Mikrokosmos, excerpts: 12. No. 136 Whole-tone scale, No. 125 Boating, No. 114 Theme and inversion