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Slide into War and Exile

Donald Macleod focuses on Bartok's life as a Hungarian emigre in America and his final years away from the land he had once loved.

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.

String Quartet 6; 3rd movement
Vertavo String Quartet

Ten Hungarian Folksongs: BB42; No. 1: Elindultam szep hazambul (I left my fair homeland)
Stefan Margita (tenor)
Katerina Englichova (harp)

Mikrokosmos;
Vol I: No. 16: Andante Rubato
Vol II: No. 37: In Lydian Mode: Allegretto
Vol III: No.86: Two major Pentachords
Vol IV: No. 100: In the style of a folksong
Vol V: No. 135: Perpetuum Mobile
Vol VI: No. 147: March
No. 142: From the Diary of a Fly (1'30)
No. 152: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm [5] 57"
No. 146: Ostinato 2'10
Dezso Ranki (piano)

Concerto for Orchestra; 3rd, 4th and 5th movements
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Piano Concerto No. 3; 3rd movement
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Martha Argerich (piano)
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Thu 24 Aug 2017 18:30

Music Played

  • Béla Bartók

    String Quartet no. 6 Sz.114 - 3rd movement

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • SIMAX:PSC1197.
    • SIMAX.
    • 11.
  • Béla Bartók

    Elindultam szep hazambul [I left my fair homeland]

    Performer: Katerina Englishova. Singer: Štefan Margita.
    • Arco Diva: UP0084-2131.
    • Arco Diva.
    • 10.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 1 Sz.107 for piano

    Performer: Dezső Ránki.
    • Apex: 2564660060.
    • Apex.
    • 4.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 2 Sz.107 for piano

    Performer: Dezső Ránki.
    • Apex: 2564660060.
    • Apex.
    • 6.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 3 Sz.107 for piano

    Performer: Dezső Ránki.
    • Apex: 2564660060.
    • Apex.
    • 14.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 4 Sz.107 for piano

    Performer: Dezső Ránki.
    • Apex: 2564660060.
    • Apex.
    • 1.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 5 Sz.107 for piano

    Performer: Dezső Ránki.
    • Apex: 2564660060.
    • Apex.
    • 9.
  • Béla Bartók

    Mikrokosmos - volume 6 Sz.107 for piano

    Performer: Dezso Ranki.
    • Apex: 2564660060.
    • Apex.
    • 19.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for orchestra Sz.116 (extract)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI : 215-037 2.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto no. 3 Sz.119 - 2nd movement; Adagio religioso

    Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • DG: 4779884.
    • DG.
    • 8.

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