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Composer: Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)

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BelfastConcerto World Première: Giancarlo Castro’s Trumpet Concerto

Debussy, Neruda, Castro, Piazzolla, Bartók
Ulster Orchestra; Rafael Payare; Pacho Flores

Hong KongMaxim Rysanov & Hong Kong Sinfonietta

© Laszlo Emmer
Young, Vasks, Bartók
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Yip Wing-sie; Maxim Rysanov

BirminghamTamás Pálfalvi

Tamberg, Bartók, Enescu
Tamás Pálfalvi; Marcell Szabó

GlasgowComposer Roots: Bartók and the Concerto

Composer Roots: Bartók and the Concerto
Kodály, Bartók
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Simon Trpčeski

BaltimoreShriver Hall Concerts Discovery Series - Benjamin Beilman, violin and Orion Weiss, piano

Shriver Hall Concerts Discovery Series - Benjamin Beilman, violin and Orion Weiss, piano
Beethoven, Bartók, Rzewski
Benjamin Beilman; Orion Weiss
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Sensational Hungarian double bill at Müpa

Viktória Vizin and Jordan Shanahan in Senza sangue © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa Budapest
In a sensational Hungarian double bill of taut psychological drama at Müpa, Péter Eötvös' Senza sangue proves a thrilling partner to Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle.
*****
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Symphonic grandeur and two curious farewells from Elder and LSO

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
A stirring account of Elgar’s First Symphony from Sir Mark Elder and the LSO, with a rare outing given to Janáček’s last orchestral work and Francesco Piemontesi polished in Bartók.
****1
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Energy and enchantment at Sage Gateshead

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Vern Evans
In her first appearance with the CBSO at Sage Gateshead, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla switches between energy and tranquility with Sibelius, Brahms and Bartók.
***11
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Elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust

Isabelle Faust © Molina Visuals
A great programme of varied but accessible 20th-century music excites in spite of its imperfections; Faust gives a beautiful, introspective reading of the second Berg concerto.
***11
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A resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan/Barbican/LSO
Sir Simon Rattle’s resurrection of a Hollywood extravaganza, the Genesis Suite, entertains at the Barbican. 
****1
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List of works
14 Bagatelles, Op.62 Elegies, Sz 4144 Duos for Two Violins, Sz.98, BB1046 Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 568 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz 74, Op.20Allegro Barbaro, Sz 49Cantata profanaConcerto for Orchestra, Sz 116Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and OrchestraContrasts, Sz 111Dance Suite, Sz. 77Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113Duet for two violinsDuke Bluebeard's CastleFalun (Village Scenes)Five Songs on poems by Endre Ady, Op.16For Children: selection, Sz 42Hungarian Folk SongsHungarian Peasant Songs, Sz 100, BB 107Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek) for orchestra, SZ 97Im Freien, five pieces for pianoMetamorphersMikrokosmosMusic for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Sz 106Out of Doors suite (Szabadban) Sz 81Piano Concerto no. 1, Sz 83Piano Concerto no. 2 in G major, Sz 95Piano Concerto no. 3, Sz 119Piano quintetQuatuor n*4Rhapsody No.1 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz.87Rhapsody for cello and piano, Sz 88Rhapsody for piano, Op. 1 (Sz.26)Romanian Dance, Sz 47aRomanian DancesRomanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68Sonata for solo violin, BB 124, Sz 117Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Sz.110Sostenuto rubato pour pianoString Quartet no. 1 in A minor, Sz.40, Op.7String Quartet no. 2 in A minor, Sz.67, Op.17String Quartet no. 3, Sz. 85String Quartet no. 4 in C major, Sz.91String Quartet no. 5 in B flat major, Sz.102String Quartet no. 6, Sz.114Suite for piano, Op.14The Miraculous Mandarin, Op.19, Sz 73The Miraculous Mandarin, Op.19: suiteThe Wooden Prince, Op.13: Ballet suiteThree Burlesques, Op.8c, Sz 47Two PicturesTwo Romanian Dances, Op.8a Sz.43Viola Concerto, Sz 120Violin Concerto no. 1, Sz 36Violin Concerto no. 2, Sz 112Violin Sonata no. 2, Sz 76