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Stravinsky - Bartók - Martinů

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Catalogue numberBIS-2657 SACD
Release date2024-01-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time69:13

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Stravinsky, Bartók and Martinů were established international figures when they wrote these works for violin, travelling across Europe as well as the United States. With the onset of World War Two, all three composers would ultimately emigrate because of their rejection of fascism. In an age of political upheaval and cultural displacement, each of them found an individual approach to reinventing the language of tonal music, laying down roots in the west without abandoning their Eastern European identities. While the Russian-born Stravinsky was experimenting with possibilities of modern violin technique in his concerto, Martinů took these efforts a step further in his Suite concertante by blending the sounds of his native Bohemia with the colours of French neo-classicism. In the Rhapsodies, Bartók turned to the folk music of Hungary and Romania.

Frank Peter Zimmermann, joined here by the Bamberger Symphoniker and its conductor Jakub Hrůša, continues his exploration of the great violin works of the 20th century after his acclaimed recordings of works by Hindemith (BIS-2024), Shostakovich (BIS-2247) as well as Martinů and Bartók (BIS-2457), a recording unanimously acclaimed by the critics, gaining a Diapason d’or and named ‘Concerto Choice’ by BBC Music Magazine, ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Gramophone and one of Classica’s ‘Chocs de l’année’.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
  Violin Concerto in D 21:08
01 I. Toccata 05:36 $ 0.84 USD
02 II. Aria I 04:05 $ 0.61 USD
03 III. Aria II 05:25 $ 0.81 USD
04 IV. Capriccio 06:02 $ 0.91 USD
  Composer: Bartók, Béla
  Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94b 10:14
05 I. Lassú 04:32 $ 0.68 USD
06 II. Friss 05:42 $ 0.86 USD
  Rhapsody No. 2, BB 96b 09:59
07 I. Lassú 04:02 $ 0.61 USD
08 II. Friss 05:57 $ 0.89 USD
  Composer: Martinu (Martinů), Bohuslav
  Suite concertante (second version), H 276 II 21:09
09 I. Toccata 04:00 $ 0.60 USD
10 II. Aria 07:18 $ 1.10 USD
11 III. Scherzo 04:05 $ 0.61 USD
12 IV. Rondo 05:46 $ 0.87 USD
13 Méditation, H 276 I 06:38 $ 1.00 USD
  Album total 69:13
ComposerBartók, Béla
Martinu (Martinů), Bohuslav
Stravinsky, Igor
OrchestraBamberg Symphony Orchestra [Bamberger Symphoniker]
ConductorHrůša, Jakub

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