The Last Century
Music and Technique II.
In 1877 Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, whereby it was possible to record music. Béla Bartók made good use of this possibility: He went to the Hungarian countryside in order to record folk music. These recordings influenced Bartók’s music and the Hungarian folk music itself.
1 – Franz Liszt. Hungarian rhapsody no. 2.
Budapest Symphony orchestra conducted by András Kórodi.
2 – Béla Bartók. Duos for 2 violins.
Mihály Sipos and Alexander Balanescu.
3 – Bartók. Music for strings, percussion and celeste.
Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
4 – Muzsikás. Dances from Maramures and Torontál.