Bartok at the Piano (6 CD box set, FLAC)
Bartok at the Piano (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Hungaroton
Size: 1.48 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD1
Béla Bartók

1. 10 Easy Pieces. Evening In Transylvania – Ballade
2. Old Dance Tunes
3. Sonatina, BB 69
4. Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68
5. 10 Easy Pieces. Evening In Transylvania – Bear Dance
6. 2 Romanian Dances, Op. 8a, BB 56: No. 1. Allegro vivace
7. 14 Bagatelles, Op. 6, BB 50: No. 2. Allegro giocoso
8. Allegro barbaro, BB 63

Suite Op. 14, BB 70
9. I. Allegretto
10. II. Scherzo
11. III. Allegro molto – IV. Sostenuto

Suite Op. 14, BB 70 (test recording)
12. I. Allegretto
13. II. Scherzo
14. III. Allegro molto – IV. Sostenuto

Domenico Scarlatti
15. Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.427/L.286/P.286 – Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.212/L.135/P.155
16. Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.537/L.293/P.541 – Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, K.70/L.50/P.21

Franz Liszt
17. Annees de Pelerinage, 3rd year, S163: No. 7. Sursum corda

Béla Bartók
18. 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, BB 79. Old Dance Tunes
19. 3 Rondos on Slovak Folktunes, BB 92: No. 1. Andante
20. 9 Little Piano Pieces, BB 90. Air – Tambourine – Bagpipes

CD 2
Zoltan Kodály

Hungarian Folk Music
1. No. 1. Monar Anna (Annie Miller)
2. No. 6. Harom arva (The three orphans)
3. No. 7. Kitrakotty mese (Cockricoo!)
4. No. 8. A rossz feleseg (The heartless wife)
5. No. 9. Szomoru fuzfanak (The weeping-willow)
6. No. 11. Elkialtom … (Far across the village) – No. 10. Egy nagyoru … (Long-nose)
7. No. 12. Kocsi … (Wheelbarrow ) – No. 16. Asszony, asszony … (Woman, woman, out of your bed)
8. No. 15. Akkor szep az erdo (Lovely is the forest)
9. No. 13. Meghalok … (Woe is me) – No. 30. Szolohegyen … (Kitty and Johnny)
10. No. 41. Kortefa (The pear tree Of Gyongyo) – No. 14 Viragos … (All the hemp)
11. No. 18. Kadar kata (Katie Kadar)
12. No. 19. A noverek (The sisters)
13. No. 20. Tucsoklakodalom (The cricket’s wedding)
14. No. 21. Zold erdoben (In the forest)
15. No. 23. Most jottem … (I have but just arrived ) – No. 24 Ciganynota (Gipsy song)
16. No. 32. Katona vagyok en (Called to serve my country)
17. No. 39. Megegett Racorszag (All our homes)- No. 33. Arrol alul (Over yonder)
18. No. 37. Kadar Istvan balladaja (Stephen Kadar’s ballade)
19. No. 40. Labanc gunydal a kurucra Labanc (Labantz mocking kurutz)
20. No. 42. Rakoczi kesergoje (Rakoczi’s Lament)

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CD3
Béla Bartók

5 Hungarian Folk Tunes, BB 97
1. No. 1 Far Behind I Left My Country, No. 2 Crossing The River, No. 3 In The Summer Fields
2. No. 4 The Horseman, No. 5 Walking Through The Town

8 Hungarian Folksongs, BB 47
3. No. 1 Snow-White Kerchief, No. 3 Women, Women, Listen
4. No. 2 Coldly Runs The River, No. 5 If I Climb The Rocky Mountains
5. No. 6 All The Lads To War, No. 7 Spring Begins With Labour, No. 8 Snow Is Melting
6. Hungarian Folk Tunes (arr. for violin and piano)
7. Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68 (arr. for violin and piano)

Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94a
8. Part I: Lassu
9. Part II: Friss

Contrasts, BB 116
10. I. Verbunkos (Recruiting dance)
11. II. Piheno (Relaxation)
12. III. Sebes (Fast dance)

Béla Bartók, piano
vocals by Maria Basilides, Vilma Medgyaszay, Ferenc Szekelyhidy
Joseph Szigeti, violin
Benny Goodman, clarinet

CD4
Béla Bartók

Mikrokosmos, BB 105 (excerpts)
1. Vol. 5: No. 124. Staccato – Vol. 6: No. 146. Ostinato
2. Vol. 4: No. 113. Bulgarian Rhythm 1 – Vol. 5: No. 129. Alternating Thirds – Vol. 5: No. 131. Fourths – Vol. 5: No. 128. Peasant Dance
3. Vol. 4: No. 120. Fifth Chords – Vol. 4: No. 109. From the Island of Bali – Vol. 5: No. 138. Bagpipe
4. Vol. 4: No. 100. In the Style of a Folksong – Vol. 6: No. 142. From the Diary of a Fly – Vol. 6: No. 140. Free Variations
5. Vol. 5: No. 133. Syncopation – Vol. 6: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm: No. 149 – No. 148
6. Vol. 4: No. 108. Wrestling – Vol. 6: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm: Nos. 150-151
7. Vol. 3: No. 94. Once Upon a Time … – Vol. 6: Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm: Nos. 152 – 153
8. Vol. 5: No. 126. Change of Time – Vol. 4: No. 116. Melody – Vol. 5: No. 130. Village Joke – Vol 5: No. 139. Merry Andrew
9. Vol. 6: No. 143. Divided Arpeggios – Vol. 6: No. 147. March
10. Vol. 6: No. 144. Minor Seconds, Major Sevenths
11. No. 97. Notturno – No. 118. Triplets … – No. 141. Subject … – No. 136. Whole-tone … – No. 125. Boating – No. 114. Theme and Inversion

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CD5
Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”
1. I. Adagio sostenuto – Presto
2. II. Andante con variazioni
3. III. Presto

Claude Debussy
Violin Sonata in G Minor
4. I. Allegro vivo
5. II. Intermede (Fantastique et leger)
6. III. Finale (Tres anime)

Béla Bartók
7. Violin Sonata No. 2, BB 85
8. Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94a

Béla Bartók, piano
Joseph Szigeti, violin

CD 6
Béla Bartók

Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion, BB 115
1. I. Assai lento – Allegro molto
2. II. Lento, ma non troppo
3. III. Allegro non troppo
4. Petite Suite, BB 113
5. 14 Bagatelles, Op. 6, BB 50: No. 2. Allegro giocoso – 3 Rondos on Slovak Folktunes: No. 1. Andante
6. Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs Op20,Sz74 Nos. 1,2,6,7,8
7. 9 Little Piano Pieces, BB 90: No. 9. Preludio: All’ungherese
8. 3 Hungarian Folk Tunes, BB 80b
9. 7 Pieces from Mikrokosmos for two pianos, BB 120 Nos. 2, 5, 6
10. 10 Easy Pieces, BB 51. Evening in Transylvania. Bear Dance

For Children, BB 53 (excerpts)
11. Vol. 1: No. 3. Quasi adagio – No. 4. Pillow Dance – No. 6. Study for the Left Hand – No. 10. Children’s Dance – No. 12. Allegro
12. Vol. 1: No. 13. Ballade – No. 15. Allegro moderato – No. 18. Soldier’s Song – No. 19. Allegretto – No. 21. Allegro robusto
14. Vol. 2: No. 26. Moderato – No. 34. Allegretto – No. 35. Con moto – No. 31. Andante tranquillo – No. 30. Jeering Song

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4 Comments

  1. I was just reading about how wonderful Bartok’s playing was and here you have it. Thanks for your work whatever.

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