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Composer: Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)

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LondonHarrison’s Clocks – Alasdair Beatson

© Giorgia Bertazzi
Beethoven, Birtwistle, Ligeti, Kurtág, Messiaen, Schumann, Fauré, Bartók, Ravel, Nancarrow
Alasdair Beatson, Piano

BergenBluebeard's Castle

Bluebeard's Castle
Haydn, Bartók
Edward Gardner; Michelle DeYoung; John Relyea; Paul Mácsai; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

BergenBluebeard's Castle

Haydn, Bartók
Edward Gardner; Michelle DeYoung; John Relyea; Paul Mácsai; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

MadridMatthews, Bartók, Mahler en Ibermúsica

© Monika Rittershaus
Matthews C., Bartók, Mahler
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg; Gustavo Gimeno; Vilde Frang; Miah Persson

StockholmTreitler Quartet

Treitler Quartet
Aulin, Dutilleux, Bartók
Treitler Quartet
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Kirill Gerstein plays a superb Rach 3 in Cleveland

Mathias Pintscher © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
With his composer’s ear for detail, Pintscher also led a colorful performance of Bartók’s The Wooden Prince.
****1
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Idiomatic Bluebeard's Castle from the Hungarians in New York

András Palerdi (Bluebeard) and Ildikó Komlósi (Judith) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
Powerful and evocative imagery, both literal and implied, lingered on beyond the drop of the curtain.
****1
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Simone Lamsma thrills with Bartok in Belgrade

Simone Lamsma and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Simone Lamsma gave an intense, exciting and witty performance of Bartók's love song with the Belgrade Philharmonic and Daniel Raiskin, plus Beethoven, Weber and Strauss.
****1
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Closed doors, but a musically stunning Bluebeard's Castle

Joshua Bloom (Bluebeard) and Paula Murrihy (Judith) © Pat Redmond
Joshua Bloom and Paula Murrihy excel in Irish National Opera's staging of Bartók's opera, although director Enda Walsh takes too many liberties with the libretto. 
****1
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A colorful collage: Hannu Lintu opens the Boston Symphony’s season

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra – premiered by the BSO under Serge Koussevitzky and a familiar calling card ever since – opens the new season.
****1
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List of works
14 Bagatelles, Op.615 Hungarian Peasant Songs, BB 79, Sz 7127 Two-part & Three-part Choruses Sz. 1036 Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 568 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz 74, Op.20Bagatelles: selectionConcerto for Orchestra, Sz 116Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and OrchestraContrasts, Sz 111Dance Suite, Sz. 77Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113Duke Bluebeard's CastleFalun (Village Scenes)For Children, Sz 42: selectionHungarian Folk SongsHungarian Peasant Songs, Sz 100, BB 107Magyar népdalok (Hungarian folksongs for voice and piano)MikrokosmosMikrokosmos vol. 6: Six Dances in Bulgarian RhythmMusic for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, 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 Sonata Sz 80Rhapsody No.1 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz.87Rhapsody for cello and piano, Sz 88Rhapsody no. 1 for violin and piano, Op.86Rhapsody no. 2 for violin and orchestra, Sz.90Romanian Christmas Carols (Series 1) Sz 57 Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68Sonata for solo violin, BB 124, Sz 117Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Sz.110String 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.14Suite no. 1, Op.3 Sz. 31Suite, Sz.62The Miraculous Mandarin, Op.19: suiteThe Wooden Prince, Op.13: Ballet suiteThree Burlesques, Op.8c, Sz 47Three village scenesTwo PicturesTwo PortraitsViola Concerto, Sz 120Violin Concerto no. 1, Sz 36Violin Concerto no. 2, Sz 112Violin Sonata no. 2, Sz 76Violin sonata no. 1, Sz. 75