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A Small and Sickly Child

Donald Macleod on Bartok's sickly childhood, early life and musical beginnings, including his first major work, Kossuth, influenced by Strauss and inspired by a revolutionary.

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.

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Mon 26 Jan 2015 12:00

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  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto No. 2 - III. Allegro Molto

    Performer: Lang Lang. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • SONY: 88883732262.
    • SONY.
    • 6.
  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Sonata Opus 1 BB12:Adagio - Presto

    Performer: Barbara Nissman.
    • Three Oranges Recordings 3OR-04.
    • Three Oranges Recordings.
    • 2.
  • Béla Bartók

    Kossuth - symphonic poem

    Conductor: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • PHILIPS : 456-575-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 9.
  • Béla Bartók

    Rhapsody Sz.26, Op.1 for piano

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • PHILIPS : 475-6720.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 13.
  • Béla Bartók

    Husz Magyar nepdal [20 Hungarian folk songs] Sz.92 for voice and piano

    Conductor: János Kovács. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Budapest State Opera. Singer: Julia Hamari.
    • Hungaraton HCD 31535.
    • Hungaraton.
    • 21.

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