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Martinů - Violin Concertos & Bartók - Sonata for Solo Violin

Composer Béla Bartók
Bohuslav Martinů (Martinu)
Performer Frank Peter Zimmermann
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra [Bamberger Symphoniker]
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Period Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-2457 SACD
EAN 7318599924571
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Nov 2020
Total time 74'40

Shortlisted for a Gramophone Award 2021 in the Concerto Category

Watch Frank Peter Zimmermann play an excerpt of Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin
Frank Peter Zimmermann, one of today’s most highly regarded violinists, here performs works by two Central European composers that also exemplify various currents in classical music during the period 1920-1950.&&& Although it only received its first performance in 1973, Bohuslav Martinů’s Violin Concerto No. 1 had been composed 40 years earlier in the neo-classical idiom championed by Stravinsky. In contrast, the composer’s Second Violin Concerto (1943) is written in a more lyrical vein, partly to suit the playing style of Mischa Elman, the violinist who commissioned it. In both works Zimmermann is partnered by Bamberger Symphoniker under the orchestra’s chief conductor Jakub Hrůša, one of the leading Martinů conductors of today.

The disc closes with a central work in the twentieth-century literature for solo violin, Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin. Composed in 1944, only a year before Bartók’s death, it is a deeply personal statement which fuses the overall layout of Bach’s solo violin sonatas with Hungarian folk tradition with results that are as fascinating to the listener as they are challenging to the performer.
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  Bohuslav Martinu (Martinů)
  Violin Concerto No. 2, H. 293 26'48
01 I. Andante - Poco allegro 11'37
02 II. Andante moderato 7'05
03 III. Poco allegro 8'06
  Violin Concerto No. 1, H. 226 22'36
04 I. Allegro moderato 9'36
05 II. Andante 5'21
06 III. Allegretto 7'39
  Béla Bartók
  Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117 24'03
07 I. Tempo di ciaccona 8'59
08 II. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo 4'13
09 III. Melodia. Adagio 6'20
10 IV. Presto 4'31
  Album total 74'40
ComposerBartók, Béla
Martinu (Martinů), Bohuslav
ViolinZimmermann, Frank Peter
OrchestraBamberger Symphoniker
ConductorHrůša, Jakub

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