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Bartók and Brahms: chamber music

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De Doelen: Grote ZaalKruisstraat 2, Rotterdam, South Holland, 3012 CT, Netherlands
On Friday 6 December 2019 at 17:00

Carting a phonograph around, Bartók travelled through the Balkans recording the folk music of his native soil. The surging rhythms and pure melodies that he collected turned up later in his compositions: virtually unchanged in the Romanian Dances, adapted in his own manner in Contrasts. Brahms would have loved it: in the Haydn Variations he also moulded and shaped the melody in his own unique style.

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