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Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Part One

Monday 19 June 2006 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 26 June 2006 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

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.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

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)
HUNGAROTON HCD 31535
cd1 t15

Kossuth
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer (conductor)
PHILIPS 456 575-2
CD1 t9

Two Portraits
Chantal Juillet (violin)
Orchestre symphonique de Montreal
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
DECCA 436210-2
cd1 T 12 & 13

Seven Sketches, Op 9b, Nos 1 (Portrait of a girl)
2 (see-saw, dickory daw) & 4 Non troppo lento)
Jeno Jando (piano)
NAXOS 8 554717

String Quartet No 1, last movement
Takacs Quartet
HUNGAROTON HCD 12502/04-2
CD1 t4




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