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Stravinsky - Bartók - Martinů

Composer Béla Bartók
Bohuslav Martinů (Martinu)
Igor Stravinsky
Performer Frank Peter Zimmermann
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra [Bamberger Symphoniker]
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Period Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-2657 SACD
EAN 7318599926575
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jan 2024
Total time 69'13

Zimmermann plays 20th-century concertante masterworks
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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  Igor Stravinsky
  Violin Concerto in D 21'08
01 I. Toccata 5'36
02 II. Aria I 4'05
03 III. Aria II 5'25
04 IV. Capriccio 6'02
  Béla Bartók
  Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94b 10'14
05 I. Lassú 4'32
06 II. Friss 5'42
  Rhapsody No. 2, BB 96b 9'59
07 I. Lassú 4'02
08 II. Friss 5'57
  Bohuslav Martinu (Martinů)
  Suite concertante (second version), H 276 II 21'09
09 I. Toccata 4'00
10 II. Aria 7'18
11 III. Scherzo 4'05
12 IV. Rondo 5'46
13 Méditation, H 276 I 6'38
  Album total 69'13
ComposerBartók, Béla
Martinu (Martinů), Bohuslav
Stravinsky, Igor
OrchestraBamberg Symphony Orchestra [Bamberger Symphoniker]
ConductorHrůša, Jakub is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music. Terms and Conditions