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.

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

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 ……..
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Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)

Jerusalem Quartet - Béla Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902235 | Time: 01:18:50

The string quartets of Béla Bartók punctuate the evolution of his style and the turning points of his existence. From the Second Quartet (1915-17) reflecting the period of World War One and his troubled personal life, through the Fourth whose exploration of rhythm, tonality and timbre produces magnificent and unprecedented sonorities in its ‘night music’, to the unbearable anguish of the Sixth (1939), as his dream of fraternity was shattered against the rise of nationalism and fascism, the Jerusa lem Quartet’s programme brings us the essence of Bartók's genius. Expect reviews in Classical music press for these hm artists with an extensive, acclaimed back catalogue for the label.
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.

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)  Music

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.
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.
Bela Bartok - Bluebeard's Castle (Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]

Bela Bartok - Bluebeard's Castle (Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 19.0 mbps, 25 fps | Hungarian AC3 448 kbps, 2 ch / Subs: Eng, Ger, Ita, Spa, Fre, Por, Rus & Swe | 01:17:26 | 10.7 GB
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->TS

Metropolitan Opera presents Mariusz Treliński's new production of Béla Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle," starring Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko and conducted by Valery Gergiev.
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 - Steinbacher / Janowski / Orch. de la Suisse Romande - The 2 Violin Concertos (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Béla Bartók - The 2 Violin Concertos
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Arabella Steinbacher / Marek Janowski
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,06 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo/MCH FLAC: 990 MB/2,33 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 350 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

PentaTone’s magnificent multi-channel recording, engineered by the familiar Polyhymnia team of Job Maarse, Erdo Groot and Roger de Schot, avoids this trap and ensures that every section of the orchestral score is presented with outstanding clarity. The sound stage is wide with just the right amount of the ambience of the Victoria Hall, Geneva present to add an extra bloom to the overall sound. Arabella Steinbacher’s previous recordings of 20th century violin concertos have garnered worldwide praise and this latest one should further enhance the reputation of this young and exceptionally gifted musician. Very highly recommended.