Béla Bartók - The Hungarian Soul

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Béla Bartók - The Hungarian Soul
Pierre Amoyal, James Conlon, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Sakari Oramo, Franz Welser-Möst, Mariss Jansons, Constantin Silvestri, András Schiff, Iván Fischer

[ Warner Classics / 20 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 1 October 2021

Béla Bartók is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, the creator of a body of works as immense as it is complex. He was passionate about Hungarian folk music and carried out serious ethnological research in the field, his interest stemming not from romantic sentimentality, but from a fascination with its simplicity and spontaneity. Bartók was constantly seeking to deepen his art as a composer, as can be seen from his numerous changes in style. From his final period comes the Concerto for Orchestra, a work which, more than any other perhaps, helped increase his popularity.


Suite No. 2, Op. 4, BB. 40, Sz. 34
Two Pictures, (Op.10) Sz. 46
Two Portraits Op. 5
Four Orchestral Pieces Op. 12 (Sz 51)
The Wooden Prince Suite, BB 74, Sz. 60
Romanian Folk Dances for orchestra, Sz. 68, BB 76
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (ballet)
Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106
Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83
Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95
Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119
András Schiff (piano)

Concerto for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra, BB 121, Sz. 115
7 Pieces from Mikrokosmos for Two Pianos, Four Hands, Sz 108, BB 120
Katia Labèque (piano), Marielle Labèque (piano)

Violin Concerto No. 1, BB48a, Sz 36
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112
Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra No. 1, BB 94b, Sz. 87
Rhapsody for Violin & Piano No. 2, BB 96a, Sz. 89
Viola Concerto, BB 128, Sz. 120
Yehudi Menuhin (violin/viola)

Four Slovak Folksongs for Mixed Chorus, Sz 70, BB 78
Hungarian Folksongs, BB 99
Stockholmer Kammerchor

Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), John Tomlinson (bass)

Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, BB 115, Sz. 110
Katia Labèque (piano), Marielle Labèque (piano), Sylvio Gualda (percussion), Jean-Pierre Drouet (percussion)

44 Duos for Two Violins, BB 104, Sz. 98
Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

Violin Sonata No. 1, BB 84, Sz. 75
Renaud Capuçon (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)

Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 2, BB 85, Sz. 76
Gidon Kremer (violin), Oleg Maisenberg (piano)

Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano, BB 116, Sz. 111
Chantal Juillet (violin), Michael Collins (clarinet), Martha Argerich (piano)

For Children, Sz42
Desző Ránki (piano)

4 Piano Pieces, BB 27, Sz. 22: Tanulmány Balkézre (Study for the Left Hand)
10 Easy Piano Pieces, BB 51: Dedication
10 Easy Piano Pieces, BB 51: I Peasant Song
10 Easy Piano Pieces, BB 51: IV. Sostenuto
10 Easy Piano Pieces, BB 51: VI Hungarian Folksong
10 Easy Piano Pieces, BB 51: IX Five-Finger Exercise
Michel Béroff (piano)

Elegies (2), Sz. 41
Samson François (piano)

Sonatina, BB 69, Sz. 55
Three Burlesques, Op. 8c, Sz. 47, BB55
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68
Romanian Christmas Carols, BB 67, Sz. 57
Piano Suite, BB 70, Sz. 62, Op. 14
Desző Ránki (piano)

Hungarian Folk Songs
Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello)

and much much more