Robert Cundick, BYU Chamber Orchestra, and other artists
Containing both the old and the new, this recording features not only Béla Bartók’s 44 Duos but also all the existing original field recordings made in the early 20th century of the folk music that inspired them. The purpose of this compilation CD is to connect the listener to these original folk melodies. The field recordings appear here—for the first time together on one album—with permission from the varied sources that house them in Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
In placing the field recordings and Bartók’s compositions side by side, surprising details are revealed that are otherwise not evident from looking at Bartók’s score alone. Nuances in rhythm, expressive pitch, color, articulation, emphasis, language, and even humor abound. These rich elements have inspired and influenced our musical choices as performers, and they have helped us know the music better. We feel that anyone wishing to play these duos would benefit from access to the same inspiration.
Click "Add to Cart" above to purchase this CD.
2 CD Set:
- CD 1: The Duos are preceded by Bartók's original field recordings,* which inspired his compositions.
- CD 2: The uninterrupted performance of all 44 Duos.
* All existing field recordings (32) are featured together on one CD for the first time.
Producer: Claudine Bigelow
Executive producer: Ben Fales
Recording and mixing: Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington
Recording engineer and editing: Roy Carr
Editing and mastering; Troy Sales
Tantara Records is an enterprise center in the School of Music at Brigham Young University, and part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.
SHIPPING DELAY NOTICE
►Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PHYSICAL GOODS such as CDs, printed sheet music, and other merchandise ship in 1-2 weeks from order date. If you need quicker delivery of CDs, please order from Amazon.com (see link on any product web page or click HERE (affiliate link).
►The instant email delivery of DIGITAL SHEET MUSIC will continue as usual.
* Some links on this website are affiliate links, and we may receive a small commission if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of them (Amazon.com, etc.).