Bela Bartok Piano

Andras Schiff, Ivan Fischer, BFO - Bela Bartok: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (1996)

Béla Bartók - Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (1996)
András Schiff, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec Classics | # 0630-13158-2 | Time: 01:16:26

First there was rhythm - pulsing, driving, primal rhythm. And a new word in musical terminology: Barbaro. As with sticks on skins, so with hammers on strings. The piano as one of the percussion family, the piano among the percussion family. The first and second concertos were written to be performed that way. But the rhythm had shape and direction, myriad accents, myriad subtleties. An informed primitivism. A Baroque primitivism. Then came the folkloric inflections chipped from the music of time: the crude and misshapen suddenly finding a singing voice. Like the simple melody - perhaps a childhood recollection - that emerges from the dogged rhythm of the First Concerto's second movement. András Schiff plays it like a defining moment - the piano reinvented as a singing instrument. His "parlando" (conversational) style is very much in Bartók's own image. But it's the balance here between the honed and unhoned, the brawn and beauty, the elegance and wit of this astonishing music that make these readings special.
Andras Keller, Janos Pilz - Bela Bartok: 44 Duos for Two Violins (2002)

Andras Keller, Janos Pilz - Bela Bartok: 44 Duos for Two Violins (2002)
EAC | APE (log,image+cue) -> 237 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 140 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM Records, #465 849-2 | 2002 | 0:58:21

Bartok's Duos are triple-threats: progressions of very brief practice works for violinists from students to skilled artists; transformations of folk dances and songs into art works; and pieces for concert performance, either piecemeal or complete. The Keller-Pilz duo makes its own sequence of the 44 primarily to heighten contrasts and sustain interest, a practice sanctioned by Bartok since the published order progressing from easiest to most difficult doesn't complement the pure listening experience. This revised order certainly works in these spirited performances.
Keith Jarrett - Samuel Barber, Bela Bartok, Keith Jarrett (2015) {ECM}

Keith Jarrett - Samuel Barber, Bela Bartok, Keith Jarrett (2015) {ECM}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 389 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2445
Classical / Piano

Never-heard music from the mighty Keith Jarrett – performances recorded in the mid 80s, and featuring Jarrett working in a mix of jazz and classical styles that's pretty darn great! The first piece is Samuel Barber's "Piano Concerto Op 38", performed with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies – but Jarrett's performance brings an edge and sense of air that recalls some of his own compositions for larger groups from the 70s, especially with Davie at the helm.
The Music of Bela Bartok: A Study of Tonality and Progression in Twentieth-Century Music

The Music of Bela Bartok: A Study of Tonality and Progression in Twentieth-Century Music by Elliott Antokoletz
English | Jan 11, 1990 | ISBN: 0520067479 | 472 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

The basic principles of progression and the means by which tonality is established in Bartók's music remain problematical to many theorists. Elliott Antokoletz here demonstrates that the remarkable continuity of style in Bartók's evolution is founded upon an all-encompassing system of pitch relations in which one can draw together the diverse pitch formations in his music under one unified set of principles.
Bela Bartok - Mikrokosmos (Selection), Hungarian Peasant Songs, 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Balász Szokolay, Piano)

Bela Bartok - Mikrokosmos (Selection), Hungarian Peasant Songs, 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Balász Szokolay, Piano)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 233 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 1993

Through his far-reaching endeavors as composer, performer, educator, and ethnomusicolgist, Béla Bartók emerged as one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the twentieth century. Born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary (now Romania), on March 25, 1881, Bartók began his musical training with piano studies at the age of five, foreshadowing his lifelong affinity for the instrument. Following his graduation from the Royal Academy of Music in 1901 and the composition of his first mature works – most notably, the symphonic poem Kossuth (1903) – Bartók embarked on one of the classic field studies in the history of ethnomusicology. With fellow countryman and composer Zoltán Kodály, he traveled throughout Hungary ……..
From Allmusic

Bela Bartok - Rhapsodies Nos.1 & 2, Piano Quintet  

Posted by tapaz9 at April 21, 2012
Bela Bartok - Rhapsodies Nos.1 & 2, Piano Quintet

Bela Bartok - Rhapsodies Nos.1 & 2, Piano Quintet
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 345 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 1995

Through his far-reaching endeavors as composer, performer, educator, and ethnomusicolgist, Béla Bartók emerged as one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the twentieth century. Born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary (now Romania), on March 25, 1881, Bartók began his musical training with piano studies at the age of five, foreshadowing his lifelong affinity for the instrument. Following his graduation from the Royal Academy of Music in 1901 and the composition of his first mature works – most notably, the symphonic poem Kossuth (1903) – Bartók embarked on one of the classic field studies in the history of ethnomusicology. With fellow countryman and composer Zoltán Kodály, he traveled throughout Hungary ……..
From Allmusic

Bela Bartok - Complete Solo Piano Works - Zoltan Kocsis  

Posted by soloweb at Dec. 27, 2008
Bela Bartok - Complete Solo Piano Works - Zoltan Kocsis

Bela Bartok - Complete Solo Piano Works - Zoltan Kocsis
APE EAC | 8CD set 1.5 GB | Covers+booklet

Born in Budapest in 1952, the pianist, composer and conductor Zoltán Kocsis commenced his musical studies when he was 5 years old and continued them at the Béla Bartók Conservatory from 1963, specializing in piano and composing.
Bela Bartok & Tatrai Quartet - String Quartets Nos 1-6 Divertimento (1992)

Bela Bartok & Tatrai Quartet - String Quartets Nos 1-6 Divertimento (1992)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:57:05 | 405 MB
Label: Hungaroton

The inclusion of a fine performance of the Divertimento composed just before the 6th Quartet is a welcome bonus on this set. The recordings date from 1966 (quartets) and 1964 (Divertimento, Hungarian Chamber Orchestra led by Vilmos Tátrai), and they sound very good, though dry compared with the excellent Takacs recording, which is justly regarded as one of the finest chamber music recordings yet made. Among the three I would recommend Takacs for those getting to know the music and wanting a 'best' recording performance, sound, the whole ball of wax. Otherwise, one can't go wrong with any of these (the Vegh set being a personal favorite), and the inclusion of the Divertimento makes this Tátrai recording a very attractive choice.

Vegh Quartet - Bela Bartok: Complete String Quartets (2001) 3CD  Music

Posted by Designol at March 18, 2016
Vegh Quartet - Bela Bartok: Complete String Quartets (2001) 3CD

Quatuor Végh - Béla Bartók: Complete String Quartets (2001) 3CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 618 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | # V 4870 | Time: 02:18:54

The Végh Quartet was not only one of the finest string quartets from mid-twentieth century Europe, but its style was never subjected to radical change over the years from personnel changes because the four original players remained members for 38 of the 40 years of the ensemble's existence. Its style evolved in subtle ways, of course, but its essential character endured until 1978: the quartet was Central European in its sound, with a bit more prominence given to the cello in order to build tonal qualities from the bottom upward. The Végh Quartet was best known for its cycles – two each – of the Beethoven and Bartók quartets. It also performed and recorded many of the Haydn quartets, as well as numerous other staples of the repertory by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Debussy. For a group that disbanded in 1980, its recordings are still quite popular, with major efforts available in varied reissues from Music & Arts, Archipel, Naïve, and Orfeo.

Alain Planes - Bartok: Piano Works (2014)  

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 21, 2015
Alain Planes - Bartok: Piano Works (2014)

Alain Planes - Bartok: Piano Works (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 223 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 180 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902163

It was in these terms that Ferruccio Busoni greeted the publication in 1908 of the 14 Bagatelles, in which Béla Bartók conveyed the violent aesthetic impact of his discovery of authentic Hungarian peasant music. Over the next 20 years, up to the magisterial Sonata of 1926, he indefatigably refined an innovative pianistic language: pungent, dissonant, percussive, with multiple new playing techniques, that was to influence the entire 20th century. A master of every style, from Haydn to Boulez by way of Chopin and Chabrier, Alain Planès is revealed here as a Bartókian of the front rank.