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Philharmonia - Bartok

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia in an all-Bartok concert. Bartok: Contrasts; Suite (The Wooden Prince); Dance Suite; Piano Concerto No 2 (soloist: Yefim Bronfman).

Presented by Catherine Bott

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Continuing their exploration of the life and work of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók the Philharmonia orchestra and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen perform music from his fairy-tale ballet The Wooden Prince and the Second Piano Concerto with pianist Yefim Bronfman.

This orchestral concert begins with just three players as soloists perform Bartok's jazz-inspired Contrasts written for American clarinettist Benny Goodman. Next, a tale of enchantment and infatuation as Bartok's music to the ballet The Wooden Prince tells a story of a princess who falls in love with the wooden effigy of a handsome prince rather than the prince himself. After the interval, there's the folk-inspired Dance Suite followed by the Second Piano Concerto with a soloist who has already recorded an award-winning disc of all three Bartok concertos with tonight's conductor.

Béla Bartók: Contrasts (violin, clarinet and piano)
Béla Bartók: Suite, The Wooden Prince

8.30pm Music Interval

Béla Bartók: Dance Suite
Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No.2

Yefim Bronfman piano
Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay violin
Mark van de Wiel clarinet
The Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Béla Bartók

      Contrasts Sz.111 for violin, clarinet and piano

      Performer: Mark van de WIEL - Clarinet Performer: Yefim BRONFMAN - Piano Performer: Zsolt-tihamer Visontay - Violin

    • Béla Bartók

      The Wooden prince - suite Sz.60

      Conductor: Esa-Pekka SALONEN Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Music Interval (with guest, Malcolm Gillies)

  • Béla Bartók

    Quartet no. 5 Sz.102 for strings

    Performer: Takacs String Quartet

    • HUNGAROTON.
    • HCD-12502-2.
  • Béla Bartók

    Elmult idokbol [From olden times] Sz.104 for male chorus [on trad. themes]

    Conductor: Zoltan VASARHELYI Performer: Male Chorus of the Hungarian People's Army - Main Artist

    • HUNGAROTON.
    • HCD-31047.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 4 Sz.107 for piano

    Performer: Bela BARTOK - Piano

    • Naxos.
    • 8.111343.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 6 Sz.107 for piano

    Performer: Bela BARTOK - Piano

    • Naxos.
    • 8.111343.
  • Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Béla Bartók

      Dance suite Sz.77 for orchestra

      Conductor: Esa-Pekka SALONEN Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Béla Bartók

      Concerto no. 2 Sz.95 for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: Esa-Pekka SALONEN Performer: Yefim BRONFMAN - Piano Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

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