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Without Borders

Catalogue numberBIS-2630 SACD
Release date2022-05-06
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time76:09

Towards the end of the 19th century, several composers were taking a new interest in folk music. Folk tunes, or imitations of them, had previously mainly been used in order to provide ‘local colour’ or as a way of catering to nationalist sentiments, but it was now seen as a means to revitalize art music itself, opening up for new possibilities in terms of rhythm and harmony as well as melody. At the forefront of this development was Béla Bartók, who also considered the use of folk elements as a tool to transcend boundaries – to achieve a ‘brotherhood of peoples’.

For his new recital disc, Can Çakmur has devised a programme which juxtaposes four composers’ different responses to folk music. Bartók’s Piano Sonata is followed by Passacaglia, Intermezzo e Fuga with which Dimitri Mitropoulos made a clean break with earlier works in a more nationalistic vein. Next comes Çakmur’s compatriot, the Turkish composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun, who in 1936 accompanied Bartók on a field trip in Turkey collecting music. His Piano Sonata was composed some fifty years later, however, and refers to folk music primarily on a theoretical level. Closing the disc is George Enescu’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in D major, which Çakmur in his own liner notes describes as ‘radiating a natural affinity for the village, without sacrificing the compositional value of the work.’
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bartók, Béla
  Piano Sonata, BB 88, Sz.80 (1926) 12:44
01 I. Allegro moderato 04:29 $ 1.09 USD
02 II. Sostenuto e pesante 04:47 $ 1.16 USD
03 III. Allegro molto 03:28 $ 0.89 USD
  Composer: Mitropoulos, Dimitri
  Passacaglia, Intermezzo e Fuga (1924) 14:47
04 Passacaglia 10:05 $ 2.43 USD
05 Intermezzo 01:23 $ 0.35 USD
06 Fuga 03:19 $ 0.85 USD
  Composer: Saygun, Ahmet Adnan
  Piano Sonata, Op.76 (1990) 22:13
07 I. Moderato 06:30 $ 1.58 USD
08 II. Allegro 03:57 $ 0.98 USD
09 III. Lento 05:34 $ 1.36 USD
10 IV. Allegro 06:12 $ 1.55 USD
  Composer: Enescu, George
  Piano Sonata No. 3 in D major, Op.24 No.3 (1933-35) 22:15
11 I. Vivace con brio 05:45 $ 1.40 USD
12 II. Andantino cantabile 08:41 $ 2.12 USD
13 III. Allegro con spirito 07:49 $ 2.00 USD
  Album total 76:09
ComposerBartók, Béla
Enescu, George
Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Saygun, Ahmet Adnan
PianoÇakmur, Can

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