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Bartók, Ligeti, Veress & Eötvös - Solos

Catalogue numberBIS-2416 SACD
Release date2022-06-03
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time78:40

The works on this album were written between 1935 and 2019 by four Hungarian composers: Béla Bartók, who was the teacher of Sándor Veress, who taught György Ligeti, who in turn was an early but formative influence on Péter Eötvös. Their compositions all share the idea of a dialogue between cultured and popular elements, between a Western music tradition and folk music, particularly of Eastern Europe. This idea was formulated in the early 20th century by Bartók himself, who considered the use of folk elements in a piece of art music not only as a tool to revitalize the Classical tradition but also as a mean to unite different cultures.

In the works recorded here, the dialogue is manifested in various ways, for instance through references to Baroque idioms and forms as well as folk styles in the solo sonatas by Bartók and Ligeti. In the case of Adventures of the Dominant Seventh Chord by Péter Eötvös it is the dominant seventh chord that stands as a symbol of Western tonality. Recurring frequently, the chord never reaches the expected resolution, however – instead it is confronted with non-tonal materials inspired by the folk music of Eastern Europe. Based in Germany, the violinist Nurit Stark was born in Israel into a family which hails from Romania. Peter Eötvös’s work – which was written for her – therefore provides the perfect ending to this very personal project, dealing with the ability of music to cross cultural, geographical and ideological borders.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bartók, Béla
  Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz.117 27:15
01 I. Tempo di ciaccona 09:57 $ 2.42 USD
02 II. Fuga 04:40 $ 1.14 USD
03 III. Melodia 07:30 $ 1.82 USD
04 IV. Presto 05:08 $ 1.29 USD
  Composer: Ligeti, György
  Sonata for viola solo 24:21
05 I. Hora Lunga 06:18 $ 1.53 USD
06 II. Loop 02:11 $ 0.54 USD
07 III. Facsar 06:53 $ 1.66 USD
08 IV. Prestissimo con sordino 01:34 $ 0.38 USD
09 V. Lamento 03:59 $ 0.96 USD
10 VI. Chaconne chromatique 03:26 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Veress, Sandor
  Sonata per violino solo 12:28
11 I. Allegro 03:44 $ 0.91 USD
12 II. Adagio 05:23 $ 1.30 USD
13 III. Allegro molto 03:21 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Péter Eötvös
14 Adventures of the Dominant Seventh Chord 12:49 $ 3.20 USD
  Album total 78:40
ComposerBartók, Béla
Ligeti, György
Péter Eötvös
Veress, Sandor
ViolinStark, Nurit
ViolaStark, Nurit

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